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Restore participatory political, electoral process: CPD

Restore participatory political, electoral process: CPD

Star Online Report

The Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD) today said the country would not get rid of the prevailing economic concerns unless it gets back on a participatory political and electoral process.

Some recent non-economic concerns like security of assets and lives have further affected investors’ confidence, which forced them (investors) to shelve their big investment plans, the think-tank said.

The CPD made this statement at a media briefing at its budget recommendations for fiscal 2014-15 at Brac Centre Inn in the city. It made the observations after analysing the post-poll economic indicators, which the think-tank found are on a declining trend.

“Concerns in the economy will not be removed unless the country gets back on participatory political and electoral process,” Dr Debapriya Bhattacharya, distinguished fellow of CPD, told reporters at the media briefing.

Dr Fahmida Khatun, research director of the CPD, presented a paper on the overall economy at the programme addressed by Prof Mustafizur Rahman, executive director of the organisation.

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