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Three Factors Constrained Progress of LDCs – Debapriya Bhattacharya


Three sets of factors have constrained the delivery of the special programme for the LDCs. These are, namely, inhospitable global economic environment; inability of international development partners to meet their commitments; and lack of domestic reforms in the least developed countries (LDCs). These observations came from Dr Debapriya Bhattacharya, the …

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LDC IV Monitor’s Contributions to IPoA Mid-Term Review


On the eve of the mid-term review of the Istanbul Programme of Action (IPoA), LDC IV Monitor has produced a new report titled, “Tracking Progress, Accelerating Transformation: Achieving the Istanbul Programme of Action by 2020”. The report is an outcome of the combined efforts of seven globally reputed think-tanks and …

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Global Experts explore avenues and modalities to implement Trade Facilitation measures for regional integration of LDCs


The Southern Voice and LDC IV Monitor, in association with the Centre for Policy Dialogue(CPD), organised a session titled the Role of Trade Facilitation in the Context of Increasing Regional Integration of Least Developed Countries  as part of the Nairobi Trade and Development Symposium (TDS) on 17 December 2015. The symposium was held in the sidelines of the …

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SV network members join Commonwealth Trade Symposium and LDC IV Monitor EGM, Johannesburg

Commonwealth Trade Symposium 23-24 June, 2015 Chair of Southern Voice, Dr Debapriya Bhattacharya, was among the members of the SV network who joined the Commonwealth Trade Symposium on “Shaping a Global Trade Agenda for Development” in Johannesburg on 23-24 June. Bhattacharya, who is also the Chair of the LDC IV Monitor, …

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Istanbul Programme of Action: Global support sought to fulfil commitments

The global community should extend all possible support towards smooth graduation of the LDCs from its status by delivering on all the commitments of the Istanbul Programme of Action (IPoA). LDCs’ graduation should be deemed an accomplishment rather than an eventuality that ought to be avoided. The remarks came from …

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Paper 85 – Current State of Doha Round Negotiations on Agriculture: Issues, Concerns and Strategies for Bangladesh

Contributors: Uttam Deb and Muhammad Al Amin Publication Period: December 2009 This report has been prepared under the CPD-TRRPD programme. The paper attempts to analyse the implications of various negotiating proposals put forward in the latest (6 December 2008) Revised Draft Modalities for Agriculture of the WTO. The paper reviews …

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CPD Research Monograph 3 – Aid for Trade: Needs Assessment from Bangladesh Perspective

This monograph addresses the “needs” dimension of the Aid for Trade (AfT) agenda from Bangladesh country perspective. The study was designed as a preparatory step towards seeking support under the AfT initiative. In order to carry out the Needs Assessment, the study has identified key trade-related constraints confronting Bangladesh so …

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Paper 76 – Accra Conference on Aid Effectiveness: Perspectives from Bangladesh

Contributor: Fahmida Khatun Publication Period: November 2008 This paper seeks to articulate the perspectives from Bangladesh as an aid-recipient country on the evolving international aid system, and more particularly on the Accra agenda. Based on secondary information from various sources, this paper briefly discusses the changing aid scenario and its …

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Paper 69 – United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) XII: Outcomes and Subsequent Priorities for Bangladesh and other LDCs

Contributors: Kazi Mahmudur Rahman and Hasanuzzaman Publication Period: July 2008 This paper focuses on the UNCTAD XII Conference that took place in Accra, Ghana during 20-25 April 2008. In view of the worldwide volatile price situation of essential commodities, alongside the deadlock in the Doha Round of the trade negotiations, …

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Paper 66 – Current WTO Negotiations under Doha Round: Insights from CPD’s Geneva Tracking Mission

Contributors: Mustafizur Rahman, Uttam Kumar Deb, Fahmida Khatun and Khondaker Golam Moazzem Publication Period: March 2008 The paper is the output of a Tracking Mission to Geneva by the senior CPD researchers. The paper makes an analysis of the state of play of negotiations at the WTO under the Doha …

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Paper 51 – NAMA Negotiations in the WTO and Preference Erosion: Concerns of Bangladesh and Other Regional LDCs

Contributors: Mustafizur Rahman and Wasel Bin Shadat Publication Period: September 2005 This paper attempts to make an estimate about the range of preferential erosion for Bangladesh given her current trade pattern and preferential treatment enjoyed by her exports. The paper finds that for Bangladesh, the preferential erosion could be substantial …

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Paper 49 – Road to Hong Kong Ministerial of the WTO: Anticipating the “First Approximations” from Bangladesh Perspective

Contributors: Debapriya Bhattacharya, Mustafizur Rahman, Uttam Kumar Deb, Fahmida Khatun and Ananya Raihan Publication Period: May 2005 The paper makes an analysis of the state of play of negotiations at the WTO under the Doha Round as of May 2005. The paper takes stock of the emerging trends in various …

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Bangladesh in the Global Trade Regime: Labour, Environment, Agriculture, Export and Trade Negotiations

The volume is a compendium of eight articles that reflects the dynamics of Bangladesh’s external sector as it strives to address the demands of an increasingly competitive global market. The volume brings together a number of recent writings on related themes by professionals at the Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD). …

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