Centre for Policy Dialogue | The Daily Star
  • Let them exercise freethinking

    The country's youth must get an environment conducive to exercising free-thinking and they will oppose anything that infringes upon their freedom of expression.

  • 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

  • Navigating in an inhospitable global and regional environment

    The global economy is experiencing a multitude of transitions in terms of economic and geopolitical rebalancing, ongoing technological change and emerging social and political risks. These transitions are expected to have far-reaching impacts on Bangladesh's economy, which is becoming increasingly integrated with the global and regional economies.

  • Finance Minister AMA Muhith

    CPD determined to bring down country: Muhith

    Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD) is bent on bringing down Bangladesh, Finance Minister AMA Muhith says.

  • Grim year for economy

    The economy has come under pressure due to the banking sector crisis, inflation and soaring imports amid inadequate export earnings and insufficient remittance inflows, the Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD) said yesterday.

  • End disparities

    A citizen's platform yesterday called for an end to discrimination and ensuring equal access of all to economic and social

  • Private investment biggest challenge

    The challenge of attracting private investment remains as daunting as ever, as the proposed budget did not give any clear outline to

  • CPD hails reform measures

    The Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD) yesterday lauded the reforms made after the Rana Plaza disaster to ensure workers' safety at

  • CPD lauds safety steps at factories, says more needs done

    Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD) lauds the reforms in ensuring safety standard at garment factories in three years, following Rana Plaza disaster, and adds that more needs to be done.

  • CPD for open hearing on BB reserve heist

    The Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD) has called for an open hearing on the Bangladesh Bank's reserve heist saying that the theft had not

  • CPD for open hearing on BB fund heist

    The standing committee on finance ministry should hold an open hearing over the Bangladesh Bank heist, distinguished fellow of Centre for Policy Dialogue Dr Debapriya Bhattacharya.

  • Only rate cuts won't boost investment

    Only policy rate cuts are not enough to boost investment, as there are other factors such as business environment, investment certainty and cost of doing business, which analysts say need to be addressed for a higher growth.

  • NBR seeks Debapriya’s bank account details

    The National Board of Revenue (NBR) asks banks to provide financial information on accounts held by Centre for Policy Dialogue’s Distinguished Fellow Debapriya Bhattacharya, his wife and their family members within seven days.

  • Economy stable, lacks vibrancy

    The Centre for Policy Dialogue yesterday came up with a number of recommendations to boost the country's economy that has “stability but lacks vibrancy”.

  • GDP Growth in Bangladesh

    Bangladesh moves 2 notches up in Global Competitiveness Index

    Bangladesh moved two notches up in the Global Competitiveness Index, indicating progress in the country’s economic efficiency and sophistication.

  • Motor vehicle deal: CPD stresses need for multimodal strategy

    Potential benefits of motor vehicle agreement signed among the four South Asian nations can be maximised through developing a national multimodal comprehensive connectivity strategy, Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD) says

  • CPD-budget

    Budget financing biggest challenge says CPD

    Financing the 2015-16 fiscal budget will be its biggest challenge, CPD says placing doubts on whether the revenue target can be met.

  • Eliminate barriers to trade with India

    CPD says Bangladesh should sign bilateral agreement on sanitary and phytosanitary (SPS) measures with India so that the countries accept each other's standardisation certification.

  • Political unrest causes 0.55pc GDP loss: CPD

    Political unrest during January to mid March of the current year has caused for a gross domestic product (GDP) loss of 0.55 percent or Tk 4,900 crore, Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD).