Launch Ceremony of the book "Economic and Social Development of Bangladesh: Miracles and Challenges"
The launch Seminar of the book “Economic and Social Development of Bangladesh: Miracles and Challenges” was hosted by Bangladesh Institute of Development Studies (BIDS) in collaboration with Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and Asian Development Bank (ADB) on 5 March, 2019 in BIDS.
Mr. M A Mannan, MP and Hon’ble Minister, Ministry of Planning, Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh was present as the Chief Guest. Professor Wahiduddin Mahmud, Advisor to the Former Caretaker Government, graced the event as Special Guest.
Dr. Yasuyuki Sawada, Chief Economist and Director General of ADB and Dr. Minhaj Mahmud, Senior Research Fellow, BIDS, edited and presented on the book which observes Bangladesh‘s ‘miracle’ in economic and social progress. Dr. Zahid Hussain, Lead Economist, World Bank, Dr. Binayak Sen, Research Director, BIDS and Dr. Imran Matin, Executive Director, BIGD were the distinguished panelists for the panel discussion.
Mr. Hitoshi Hirata, Chief Representative, Bangladesh Office of Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and Mr. Manmohan Parkash, Bangladesh Country Director, Asian Development Bank (ADB) also spoke at the seminar which was chaired by Dr. KAS Murshid, Director General, BIDS.
The seminar was attended by academics, stakeholders, policy makers and journalists.