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  • Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD)

    Unplanned urbanisation a big barrier

    Unplanned urbanisation is now a recognised structural barrier to all middle-income countries, including Bangladesh, in becoming developed nations, said Centre for Policy Dialogue Distinguished Fellow Debapriya Bhattacharya.

  • Achieving sustainable development through entrepreneurship and innovation

    Achieving sustainable development through entrepreneurship and innovation

    My diverse job experiences have helped me to work towards entrepreneurship and women's empowerment. Bangladesh is on the way

  • Challenges ahead to reach 4 SDG targets

    Corruption, bribery, money laundering and human rights violation continue unabated in the country, posing serious challenges to the achievement of four targets of Sustainable Development Goal-16, Transparency International Bangladesh has said.

  • SDG Targets: Can we get there by 2030?

    The title of this essay may raise a few eyebrows in Bangladesh. Bangladesh has already embraced the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and there is no doubt that the government and civil society are marching ahead to reach the various targets.

  • Promises or Rhetoric: Climate change and SDG

    Without changing the development paradigm, these expensive conferences, goals and agreements will only result in failure. Development must not be reduced to 'growth', and 'construction'.

  • Paris has to end with a firm decision

    Present development model is not an option anymore: it is as unfair as it is unjust, and left unchecked will take us to an irreversible process of self-destruction.

  • An end in sight for ultra poverty

    First, social protection programmes designed to offer protection (for example, from hunger), fail to offer the ladder (for example, jobs or livelihood) to climb out of extreme poverty. Second, it doesn't recognise that the ultra poor require additional guidance.

  • Hasina for effective climate deal to realise SDGs

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has emphasised on an effective climate deal in the coming conference in Paris later this year to help implement the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for a better future of the humanity.