Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD)

October 22, 2022
October 22, 2022

Seven crises, seven roadblocks to economic stability

Government must adapt to new reality and go for long-term measures

August 11, 2022
August 11, 2022

Why should people suffer for a bad pricing policy?

The government must reconsider its fuel price hike decision

June 19, 2022
June 19, 2022

'No budgetary measure was there to protect the middle-class'

There is no budgetary measure to protect the limited disposable income of the middle-class which is being depleted due to high food inflation, said Debapriya Bhattacharya, distinguished fellow of the Centre for Policy Dialogue.

June 17, 2022
June 17, 2022

WTO recognises need for duty benefits for graduating LDCs

Bangladesh and other graduating least-developed countries (LDCs) might not have received a clear-cut extension of the current duty-free trade benefit at the ministerial conference of the World Trade Organization (WTO) that concluded today (June 17, 2022), but their demand was recognised at the declaration.

November 5, 2020
November 5, 2020

8% of employed workforce benefitted from stimulus packages so far: CPD

Only 8 percent of the country's employed workforce has so far benefitted from the stimulus packages linked to the coronavirus pandemic, said the Centre for Policy Dialogue today, as it called for widening the support schemes.

June 7, 2020
June 7, 2020

CPD projects only 2.5% GDP growth for Bangladesh, lowest in 25 years

The Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD) has said today that Bangladesh’s GDP growth will be no more than 2.5 percent this fiscal year, and that poverty will soar by 35 percent.

April 13, 2020
April 13, 2020

Provide Tk 8,000 for two months each to 1.9cr poor households: CPD asks govt

The Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD) today said the government should provide cash aid to 1.9 crore poor households across the country to help them cope with the ongoing coronavirus crisis and the subsequent blow to the economy.

December 24, 2019
December 24, 2019

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.

October 9, 2019
October 9, 2019

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.

June 13, 2019
June 13, 2019

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.