The Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD) has recently announced to celebrate the birth centenary of Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and 50 years of the independence of Bangladesh.
The board of trustees of CPD has made this decision at its 54th meeting in Dhaka, said a press release.
CPD will publish articles and organise various events on the occasions, added the statement.
The board expressed satisfaction over CPD's research and outreach related activities over the period of July-December 2019. Some of the notable activities include state of the Bangladesh economy in FY19-20, potentiality of personal income tax, governance challenge of aid utilisation in SDG financing of Bangladesh, landscape of the development of financial flows, paper on rethinking development effectiveness, four years of SDGs in Bangladesh, universal pension scheme framework and implications of Belt and Road Initiative (BRI).
CPD trustees were also informed about a number of ongoing activities including effectiveness of social protection in delivering SDGs at the local level, youth perspective on effective, accountable and transparent institutions, strengthening capacity of the media in the SDG discourse, Southern Voice global report on state of SDGs, emerging labour standard demands in view of Bangladesh's LDC graduation and implementation of SDGs, and LDC graduation and the WTO.
The board approved the CPD's plan for research, dialogue, publication and outreach related activities for January–June 2020 and its revised budget for the last six months of 2019 at the meeting.
Chairman of CPD Prof Rehman Sobhan presided over the meeting while former Finance Minister M Syeduzzaman was present among others on the occasion.