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Banks are vehicles for financial oligarchy: CPD

The financial oligarchy under crony capitalism in the country is using banks as vehicles to fulfil their goals, said Fahmida Khatun, executive director of Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD)

Online tax returns can bring $32b extra revenues annually: CPD

Bangladesh can raise an additional $32.6 billion in revenues annually within the next four years if the electronic filing of tax returns can be ensured, said the Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD) yesterday.

Entrepreneurs spend 6 times more than official fees to obtain licences

At least 20 licences are required to establish a garment factory in Bangladesh, which eats away at time and money, said Khondaker Golam Moazzem, research director of the Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD).

Bangladesh economy faces three risks: CPD

Persistent inflation, a snowballing debt burden and slow economic growth are the three challenges to Bangladesh, according to Debapriya Bhattacharya, a distinguished fellow at the Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD)

Tannery workers' minimum wage should be Tk 22,776: CPD 

Minimum wage of workers in the tannery industry should be Tk 22,776 considering the current market conditions and high inflation, according to a study by CPD

Govt borrows to repay loans amid low revenue collection: CPD

Bangladesh's debt and repayment obligations are escalating, forcing the government to continually resort to borrowing to repay loans amid insufficient revenue collections, according to the Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD)

CPD prescribes 3-point recipe to fix economy

The Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD) has recommended the government restore macroeconomic stability, widen its fiscal space and ensure the best use of taxpayers’ money through appropriate prioritisation in the budget for the upcoming fiscal year.

Govt’s overdependence on loans hurting private sector

Since the government’s annual development programme (ADP) is mostly reliant on loans, the private sector often finds it difficult to borrow from the banking system, according to the Centre for Policy Dialogue.

CPD’s 3 recommendations for next budget

The Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD) has recommended the government restore macroeconomic stability, widen fiscal space and ensure the best use of public resources through appropriate prioritisation in the upcoming budget for 2024-25

January 18, 2024
January 18, 2024

Corruption remains main hurdle for businesses

Corruption was the leading problematic cause for businesses in 2023, with energy crisis posing the highest risk over next two years

December 24, 2023
December 24, 2023

Growing inequality lays bare broader economic divide: CPD

The income inequality between the rich and the poor has surged to a level that the country is witnessing two economic systems, which go against the spirit of the Liberation War, said the CPD

November 29, 2023
November 29, 2023

FDI needed for RMG's sustainability

Bangladesh is very good at making cotton clothes but non-cotton products could be bolstered by foreign investment

October 8, 2023
October 8, 2023

CPD proposes Tk 17,568 as minimum wage for garment workers

The Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD) has proposed Tk 17,568 as the minimum monthly wage for garment workers in Bangladesh.

October 3, 2023
October 3, 2023

Self-motivation, marketing strategies driving greening of factories: CPD

Self-motivation and marketing strategies are the key forces behind the initiative of greening of garment and textile factories in Bangladesh, according to a new study by the Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD).

August 10, 2023
August 10, 2023

Will BPDB become a 'white elephant'?

The weak financial state of the BPDB is partly due to the high per unit price of electricity

June 19, 2023
June 19, 2023

Budget not for common people

The members of parliament are not adequately involved in formulating the national budget even though they are an integral part of the parliament, Jatiya Party Co-chairman Anisul Islam Mahmud said yesterday.

March 29, 2023
March 29, 2023

Govt ineptitude fuelling inflation

It is unacceptable that the government has failed to deliver to Bangladeshi consumers the benefits of a fall in the prices of food items on the international market

March 27, 2023
March 27, 2023

Commodity prices soaring for domestic market distortion: CPD

Prices of essentials are rising sharply and going beyond the people’s reach due partly to domestic reasons, including market distortion by a small number of dominant firms and lax regulations, said the Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD) today.

March 12, 2023
March 12, 2023

How can Bangladesh avoid a middle-income trap?

Regulators must be willing to adopt a vision for Bangladesh that is more technology and productivity based.

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