As part of the Young Scholars’ Seminar Series (YSSS), young researchers of CPD presented a number of papers on the theme of Unfolding Global Economic Crisis and Implications for Bangladesh. Under this broad theme, researchers presented their papers on individual areas of interest. The seminar took place on 16 August 2011 at CPD Dialogue Room. Mr Towfiqul Islam Khan, Senior Research Associate presented a paper on Global Economic Governance. Mr Md. Ashiq Iqbal and Mr Ashiqun Nabi, Senior Research Associates presented a joint paper on Impact of the Downgrading of US Credit Rating on Resource Flow to Bangladesh. Mr Syed Saifuddin Hossain, Senior Research Associate presented a paper on Bangladesh’s External Sector in the Context of Recent US Credit Crunch. Ms Farzana A Misha, Senior Research Associate presented a paper on Impact of US Currency Degradation Risks on G20. Mr Md. Tariqur Rahman, Senior Research Associate presented a paper on Impact of Global Reserve Currency; and Ms Nusrat Jahan Tania, Programme Associate presented a paper on Economic Impact of US Credit Downgrade. Senior CPD researchers and other officials were present at the seminar and provided comments and inputs to develop the papers further.
Bangladesh's rate of poverty reduction has slowed down in recent years. The yearly average rate of poverty reduction has dropped from 1.7 percent, between 2005 and 2010, to 1.2 percent, between 2010 and 2016.