Bangladesh is well-poised to be considered for graduation from the LDC group at the next review of the UN's Committee for Development Policy (CDP) in March 2018.
While Bangladesh’s macroeconomic indicators have shown positive trends in the 2016–17 fiscal year, the overall strength of its economy appears to be weakening. This is of particular concern as Bangladesh prepares to leave the ‘least developed country’ category in 2018.
Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD) organised a press briefing on 22 November 2017 in CIRDAP auditorium, Dhaka to launch report subtitled ‘Transformational Energy Access’, prepared by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), coinciding with the report’s global launch on the same day.
In a recent analysis, Distinguished Fellow Dr Debapriya Bhattacharya and Research Associate Ms Sarah Sabin Khan of CPD, have present the importance of least developed countries (LDCs) as a key ‘battleground’ for the implementation of the 2030 Agenda.
Bangladesh is expected to meet all three criteria—increased income per capita, improved human assets and resilience to economic shocks—and it will have a likely balanced graduation from UN’s Least Developed Country (LDC) group in 2024. But this situation will also [...]
Bangladesh moves to make a strong case to the United Nations (UN) next week for LDC graduation as it wants to avail the next triennial review of eligibility criteria in 2018.
Bangladesh’s graduation from the category of the Least Developed Countries (LDC) is almost certain. Now, it is critically important for the country to prioritise the future strategies in view of making the graduation sustainable. The government needs to take measures [...]
Momentum graduation very important for Bangladesh to keep up sustainable growth: Towfiqul Islam Khan
The Least Developed Countries (LDCs) Report 2016, prepared by The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), has placed Bangladesh below other developing countries in terms of the manufacturing sector's contribution to GDP, said Towfiqul Islam Khan
The United Nations Office of the High Representative for the Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Developing Countries and Small Island Developing States (UN-OHRLLS) has launched its annual publication, State of the Least Developed Countries 2016. The report highlights how progress towards graduation [...]
Published in দৈনিক ইনকিলাব on Tuesday, 8 March 2016 ২০২১ সালের মধ্যে মধ্যম আয়ের দেশে পরিণত হওয়া অসম্ভব : দরকার আয় বৈষম্য দূর করা মোবায়েদুর রহমান বিশ্ব ব্যাংক গত মাসে ঘোষণা করেছে যে, বাংলাদেশ নিম্ন আয়ের দেশ থেকে প্রমোশন পেয়ে নিম্ন মধ্যম [...]
CPD Working Paper Series Contributors: Mustafizur Rahman, Hosna Jahan Publication Period: September 2015 The paper critically examines the outcomes of the Bali Ministerial of the WTO, held in December 2013, from the lens of issues of interest and concern to the least [...]
Published in The Daily Sun on Friday, 4 December 2015 Role of NGOs in achieving middle income country status Masum Billah Non-governmental organisations have played significant role in the fields ranging from poverty alleviation to raising the quality of education [...]
Launching of UNCTAD’s The Least Developed Countries Report 2015 organised by Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD) on Thursday 26 November 2015. Published in The Financial Express on 29 November, 2015 probing eyes Much ado, about something Mahmudur Rahman The devil that resides in [...]
(left) Anisatul Fatema Yousuf, Debapriya Bhattacharya, Towfiqul Islam Khan, Mustafizur Rahman, Fahmida Khatun and Khondaker Golam Moazzem Eradication of poverty as envisioned by the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) will critically hinge on development of rural economies in [...]
Published in The Daily Star on Thursday, 19 November 2015. WTO decision on pharma: an opportunity Mustafizur Rahman ON November 6, the WTO-TRIPS Council took a decision which has far-reaching developmental consequences for the least-developed countries (LDCs), but more particularly [...]