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Untranquil Recollections: The Years of Fulfilment by Rehman Sobhan

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Untranquil Recollections: The Years of Fulfilment brings together Professor Rehman Sobhan’s personal story situated within the historical events of Bangladesh, from its birth as East Pakistan to its evolution as an independent, democratic state. Published by SAGE, the book was launched at a panel discussion on the Main Stage of the …

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TTI’s South Asian Regional Meeting

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South Asian think tanks share successes, challenges at regional meet   CPD Senior Researchers convened at the Think Tank Initiative (TTI) 5th Annual South Asian Regional Meeting during 18-20 November 2015 in Sohna, India. Around 100 representatives from 14 think tanks in the South Asian region, based out of India, …

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Professor Mustafizur Rahman on governance

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সুশাসনের জন্য সংস্কারকাজ হলেও বাকিও রয়েছে অনেক কিছু। কেন্দ্রীয়ভাবে ন্যায়পাল নিয়োগের কথা ছিল। এমনকি স্থানীয় পর্যায়েও ন্যায়পাল নিয়োগের প্রস্তাব রয়েছে। কিছুই হয়নি। ন্যায়পাল নিয়োগসহ সরকারি সেবা আইন প্রণয়ন এবং বাকি কাজগুলো যত দ্রুত সম্ভব বাস্তবায়ন করতে হবে। while addressing Bangladesh Development Forum (BDF) on Sunday, 15 November 2015, published in …

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‘The writ of the Pakistan government quite literally ceased to run outside the military cantonments’ – Rehman Sobhan

Published in Dhaka Tribune on Saturday, 14 November 2015. ‘The writ of the Pakistan government quite literally ceased to run outside the military cantonments’ Rehman Sobhan Right after the declaration of independence, the nation was still in turmoil The decision by President Yahya Khan on Mach 1, 1971 to postpone …

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Politics and Democratization in Bangladesh: Public lecture by Rounaq Jahan @ The New School, New York

Dynastic Politics and the Challenges of Democratization in Bangladesh CPD Distinguished Fellow Professor Rounaq Jahan delivered a public lecture on “Dynastic Politics and the Challenges of Democratization in Bangladesh,” at The New School in New York on 16 October 2015 in New York, USA. At the talk, co-sponsored by the …

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CPD @ WTO Public Forum 2015 on Trade Works in Geneva

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CPD Executive Director Professor Mustafizur Rahman and Distinguished Fellow Dr Debapriya Bhattacharya participated in the WTO Public Forum 2015 on “Trade Works” during 30 September – 2 October 2015 in Geneva, Switzerland. The Public Forum is the WTO’s largest annual outreach event providing a platform for representatives from civil society, …

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Professor Mustafizur Rahman on the SDGs

Achievement of SDGs in Bangladesh will require a “strong and effective” institutional mechanism involving all stakeholders, including public representatives, government, private sector, civil society, knowledge community, and development partners.   View more news reports on the topic Published in The Financial Express on Saturday, 19 September 2015. Financing crucial to implementation …

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Professor Rounaq Jahan on state of democracy

এটাকে ঠিক তত ভালো গণতন্ত্র বলে মনে করা হচ্ছে না। Published in Jugantor on Thursday, 17 September 2015. গণতন্ত্র প্রশ্নে বাংলাদেশ ৮৫তম বিবিসি বাংলা গণতন্ত্র প্রশ্নে বাংলাদেশের অবস্থান ১১৭টি দেশের মধ্যে ৮৫তম। সেই সঙ্গে অন্য সূচকেও বাংলাদেশের পরিস্থিতি ভালো নয়। ব্রিটিশ পত্রিকা দ্য ইকোনোমিস্টের ইন্টেলিজেন্স ইউনিটের হিসাবে এ তথ্য জানা …

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Dr Debapriya Bhattacharya pays tribute to late economist

বাংলাদেশে একটি সৌভাগ্যবান প্রজন্ম রয়েছে। যাদের জন্ম ব্রিটিশ ভারতে, শিক্ষাজীবন ও বেড়ে ওঠা পাকিস্তান আমলে আর কর্মজীবন শুরু স্বাধীন বাংলাদেশে। আবদুল গফুর ছিলেন সেই সৌভাগ্যবান প্রজন্মের প্রতিনিধি। Published in The Financial Express Rising farm wages help cut poverty: BIDS economist FE Report Rise in real wages in the agriculture sector …

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Professor Rehman Sobhan to join the Dhaka Lit Fest

Writers from abroad will join the cultural luminaries of Bangladesh, including: economist Rehman Sobhan, Bangla Academy Director Shamsuzzaman Khan, and writers Kaiser Haq, Syed Manzoorul Islam, Niaz Zaman and Syed Shamsul Huq. Published in Dhaka Tribune on Thursday, 17 September 2015 Dhaka Lit Fest speakers announced Rumana Habib VS Naipaul, …

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