Just Faaland memorial meeting held
BIDS and CPD jointly organized a memorial on 4th April 2017, in remembrance of Just Faaland, who was a distinguished political economist from Norway. After Independence, he had worked with the first Planning Commission and developed a close association with Bangladesh which continued throughout his life time. Chaired by Professor Rehman Sobhan, the memorial started with the opening remarks by Dr. Kazi Ali Toufique, Research Director, BIDS and Dr. Fahmida Khatun, Executive Director, CPD. Professor Sobhan discussed the life and achievements of Just Faaland and his contributions to Bangladesh’s policy environment. The Memorial ended with paying deep respect to the departed soul.