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  • Free media, civil society can play role in absence of opposition party: Rehman Sobhan

    Centre for Policy Dialogue Chairman Prof Rehman Sobhan says free media and strong civil society can partially compensate for a weak political opposition.

  • Bangladesh slips to 105 in economic competitiveness ranking

    Bangladesh has slipped two notches to 105th in economic competitiveness ranking in 2019, according to Global Competitiveness Index (GCI) 2019 released by World Economic Forum.

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    Reality not reflected in budget, CPD says

    Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD) says the national budget for the 2019-20 was not placed in light of the real situation on the ground.

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    Economy under stress: CPD

    Bangladesh’s economy is now under stress for the first time in the last 10 years, the Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD) says.

  • CPD talks on Bangladesh's GDP growth

    CPD doubts 8 plus growth this fiscal

    The Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD) questions the current year's growth estimate of 8.13 percent citing incoherency in various indicators of the economy.

  • Banking Sector in Bangladesh

    Major scams cost banks Tk 22,502cr: CPD

    Scams in 14 banks cost Tk 22,502 crore in the past decade, which is about four-fifth the project cost for Padma bridge and two-fifth

  • Dr Debapriya Bhattacharya

    CPD’s Debapriya appointed to UN body on LDCs

    The United Nations appoints Center for Policy Dialogue’s (CPD) Distinguished Fellow Dr Debapriya Bhattacharya in its committee on least developed countries (LDCs).

  • CPD criticises lowering corporate tax for banks, financial institutions

    The Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD) in its analysis of the National Budget for FY 2018-19 strongly opposes the government’s move to lower corporate tax rate for banks, insurance and financial institutions by 2.5 percent in the proposed budget.

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    Revenue collection, expenditure targets won’t be achieved: CPD

    The Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD) says neither the revenue collection target nor the expenditure goal will be achieved in the next fiscal year as both the goals are much higher than the current fiscal year.

  • Corporate tax cut won’t fetch investment: CPD

    Independent think tank Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD) bats against business’ demands for reduction in corporate tax, saying it will not ensure investment.

  • Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD)

    '56.9pc women not in education, employment, training'

    Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD), a civil society think-tank, at a programme in Dhaka says 56.9 percent of the country's women population with working age are not there in education, employment and training (NEET).

  • Banking sector in Bangladesh

    Banking sector now an orphan: CPD

    The banking sector, which is currently going through choppy waters thanks to rising loan irregularities and deteriorating corporate

  • Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD)

    Banking sector now orphan: CPD

    The Centre for Policy Dialogue yesterday came down hard on the finance ministry for the host of moves it made earlier this month to

  • Centre for Policy Dialogue briefing

    Banking sector is now an orphan: CPD

    Independent think tank Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD) has criticised the government over the struggling banking sector.

  • Why rubbish anything critical?

    In what resembled a now-familiar Trumpian outburst, the finance minister binned a report of the Independent Review of Bangladesh's Development (IRBD), a review of the country's development produced by the Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD).

  • 'CPD doesn't see dev of the country'

    Two ministers have come down heavily on the Centre for Policy Dialogue over its latest survey, saying the research organisation underestimates the government's development efforts. Finance Minister AMA Muhith yesterday said the government has done many development works that the CPD does not recognise.

  • Economy under stress owing to crisis in banking sector: CPD

    The economy has come under pressure owing to crisis in the banking sector, inflationary pressure, soaring import against the backdrop of inadequate export earnings and remittance inflows, says the Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD).

  • VAT law execution inability to have serious consequences: CPD

    Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD) says the inability to implement the new VAT and Supplementary Duty Act will have serious consequences in the current fiscal framework, particularly in the revenue mobilisation.

  • Consumers’ interest ignored in proposed budget: CPD

    Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD) observes that the consumers’ interest has been ignored by imposing VAT and supplementary duties in the proposed national budget for the fiscal 2017-18.

  • Budget an economic illusion: CPD

    Debapriya Bhattacharya, the distinguished fellow of CPD, terms the proposed budget for the FY 2017-18 as “economic illusion” saying that there is no clear indication between income and expenditure in it.

  • Mobilising pvt investment biggest challenge: CPD

    The challenge of attracting private investment remains the same as the government in the proposed budget for 2016-17 fiscal year did not give any clear outline to boost confidence of investors, Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD) says in its budget reaction.

  • Why is the education budget not larger?

    On average, a teacher handles 50 students, when it should be no more than 30. Can it be denied that much more should be spent on primary education and at other stages of education?

  • Bangladesh’s elevation from LDC status not before 2024: CPD

    Bangladesh will not be able to graduate from its least-developed country (LDC) status before 2024, says the Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD).

  • Making RMG compliance mandatory

    A recently held seminar in the city organized by the Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD) brought together union representatives, business leaders in garments industry and other stakeholders to deliberate on the issue of compliance.