The Centre for Policy Dialogue should focus on citizens' current concerns, its trustees said yesterday.
They spoke at the think tank's 41st trustee meeting in its dialogue room yesterday.
Trustees also endorsed CPD's initiative to hold a public dialogue on December 28, 'Bangladesh in Crisis: Citizens' Concerns', the organisation said in a statement.
CPD's research work, publications, and dialogue activities on various national, regional and international issues in August-December 2013 were also reviewed and approved by the board.
Trustees approved CPD's annual accounts for the year 2013 and the budget for 2014, and endorsed plans for research, dialogue and publication-related activities for the next year.
These will cover a wide range of research studies and other activities concerning a number of key issues in Bangladesh, including macroeconomic performance analysis, documentation of geographic indicators for Jamdani, enterprise development, monitor LDC issues, and women's contribution to GDP. Rehman Sobhan, chairman of CPD, presided over the meeting.