Good governance and rule of law must prevail for successful implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Bangladesh.
This was one of the major observations that came out of the discussion at the appreciation course on 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and Implementation Challenges at the National Level, organised by the Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD) on Tuesday 10 November 2015 at the BRAC Centre Inn Auditorium of Dhaka.
The event was participated by 26 government officials representing various ministries, departments, commissions and training institutions.
The objective of the course was to provide the participants with a comprehensive understanding as regards the process and substance of the 2030 Agenda with its Goals, Targets and possible Indicators; resource gaps and financing of the SDGs and implementation challenges in the context of Bangladesh.
The programme included interactive lecture sessions, group works on prioritisation of Goals and Targets, role of institutions, modalities of partnership and review mechanisms.
CPD Distinguished Fellow Dr Debapriya Bhattacharya mentioned that the recently adopted SDGs will pose formidable challenges in terms of implementation, both at the country and global levels. In view of the above, government officials will play a crucial role in implementing the 2030 Agenda in Bangladesh over the coming years.
An in-depth understanding about the issues involved and the attendant challenges pointed out by key stakeholders will be critically important in terms of implementing the SDGs in Bangladesh, noted Professor Mustafizur Rahman, Executive Director, CPD.