Graduating out of LDC group with momentum: Prof Mustafizur Rahman

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.

2018-02-20T15:08:07+00:00 February 20th, 2018|Mustafizur Rahman, Op-eds and Interviews|

Bangladesh’s offensive and defensive interests – Mustafizur Rahman

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.

2018-02-18T18:24:01+00:00 December 27th, 2017|Mustafizur Rahman, Op-eds and Interviews, Trade Blog|

Bangladesh to Keep up Dual Approach to WTO

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.

2017-12-10T14:39:59+00:00 December 1st, 2017|Events, Featured Post, Linking to Global|

Possible MC11 Outcome is not promising

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 [...]

2017-11-30T11:24:37+00:00 November 29th, 2017|Events, Featured Post, Linking to Global|

Press reports on the launching of LDC Report 2017

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.

2017-11-26T13:51:55+00:00 November 23rd, 2017|CPD events mention, CPD in the Media|

Policy consistency, governance & international support to secure energy for all: LDC report 2017

 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 [...]

2017-12-17T17:51:44+00:00 November 22nd, 2017|Events, Featured Post, Press Briefings|

Raise awareness and do not leave behind LDCs in achieving SDGs: YSSS session

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 [...]

2017-08-20T18:57:51+00:00 July 25th, 2017|Capacity Building, Featured Post, Young Scholars Seminar Series (YSSS)|

Press Clips: Launching of UNCTAD’s The Least Developed Countries Report 2016

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 [...]

2016-12-20T12:18:40+00:00 December 18th, 2016|CPD events mention, CPD in the Media|

Bangladesh needs Momentum to be Graduated from LDC Category by 2024

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 [...]

2017-01-02T13:31:15+00:00 December 17th, 2016|Events, Featured Post, Press Briefings|

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 [...]

10th WTO Ministerial Conference : LDC agenda for Nairobi

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. [...]

2016-11-07T10:59:33+00:00 December 28th, 2015|Fahmida Khatun, Featured Post, International Publications, Non-CPD Publication|

WTO’s Nairobi Package for LDCs – Dr Fahmida Khatun

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 [...]

2017-05-08T12:33:32+00:00 December 21st, 2015|Fahmida Khatun, Op-eds and Interviews|