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.
The 11th Ministerial Conference of the WTO (WTO MC11) is going to take place in Buenos Aires, Argentina between December 10-13. For the increasingly globalising economy of Bangladesh, the WTO and the functioning of the multilateral trading system—with its rules, regulations, disciplines, flexibilities and derogations—remain important in terms of safeguarding and securing its trade-related interests.
A Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD) delegation which included two senior professionals, Dr Debapriya Bhattacharya and Professor Mustafizur Rahman, recently attended the Trade & Sustainable Development Symposium (TSDS) which was held on the sidelines of the Eleventh Ministerial Conference of [...]
Bangladesh is currently at a crossroads regarding its least developed country (LDC) status – while it will tread on the pathway towards transforming into a developing country by 2018, it cannot escape the reality of remaining an LDC for the next 10 years.
International trade experts were of the opinion that in the context of the upcoming WTO MC11 in Buenos Aires, LDCs should remain engaged in the debates and discussions on not only the traditional ‘LDC issues’ but also the new issues [...]
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.
Presentation | Press Reports Policy consistency, governance and international support are essential to secure transformational energy for all in the least developed countries, according to the Least Developed Countries (LDCs) Report 2017. Achieving the Sustainable Development Goal seven (SDG 7) - universal access [...]
Raising awareness on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is essential to achieve the goals by 2030. Use of integrated communication policy will be required for awareness building by the implementing agencies and organisations. The Least Developed Countries (LDCs) are traditionally [...]
The Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD) organised a media briefing on the launching of the UNCTAD’s The Least Developed Countries Report 2016 in Bangladesh on Saturday, 17 December 2016, as part of the global launch of the report on 13 [...]
The smooth graduation, with sustainable impact, from the category of the Least Developed Country (LDCs) for Bangladesh will critically hinge upon a productive momentum of economic growth. Three key determinants are vital for this smooth transition which are accelerated transformation [...]
Post-2015 International Development Agenda in the Context of Interlocking Trade and Financing in the LDCs
Debapriya Bhattacharya January 2016 The adoption of the ambitious post-2015 agenda centering on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at the United Nations (UN) in New York in September marks an opportune moment to suggest development policy solutions for the least-developed [...]
The article “10th WTO Ministerial Conference : LDC agenda for Nairobi” authored by CPD Research Director Dr Fahmida Khatun, was published by SOUTH ASIA WATCH ON TRADE, ECONOMICS AND ENVIRONMENT (SAWTEE) in Trade Insight Vol. 11, No. 3, 2015, Page 14-19. [...]
(left) Khondaker Golam Moazzem, Mustafizur Rahman, Debapriya Bhattacharya, Fahmida Khatun and Towfiqul Islam Khan Interest and concerns of least developed countries (LDCs) were not adequately addressed in the context of the two recent global events: COP21, held [...]
Published in The Daily Star on Monday, 21 December 2015 MACRO MIRROR WTO's Nairobi Package for LDCs The outcome of the Nairobi Ministerial Conference of the World Trade Organisation has received mixed reactions. From very depressing expectations, the WTO [...]
Published in The Financial Express on Friday, 18 December 2015 Move to bring LDC package for WTO’s ‘face-saving’ ROO relaxation for poor states likely Asjadul Kibria NAIROBI, Dec 17: As there is no sign of reducing the differences among the [...]