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Bangladesher Orthanaitik Unnayaner Gatidhara: Subarnajayantite Firay Dekha

The launching event of the book “Bangladesher Orthanaitik Unnayaner Gatidhara: Subarnajayantite Firay Dekha” was organized by Bangladesh Institute of Development Studies (BIDS) in collaboration with Centre for Development and Employment Research (CDER) and University Press Limited (UPL) on 6 June, 2022 in the BIDS Conference Room. The authors of this book are Dr. Rizwanul Islam, Former Special Adviser for the Employment Sector, International Labour Office (ILO), Dr. Rushidan I. Rahman, Executive Chairperson of CDER, and Dr. Quazi Shahabuddin, Former Director General of BIDS. 

Mr. M. A. Mannan MP, Honorable Minister, Ministry of Planning, Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh was present as the Chief Guest. Dr. Mashiur Rahman, Adviser to the Prime Minister on Economic Affairs, Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh, graced the event as the Special Guest. Professor Mustafizur Rahman, Distinguished Fellow, Center for Policy Dialogue (CPD) and Dr. Kazi Iqbal, Senior Research Fellow, BIDS were the designated panelists of this event. 

During the presentation, Dr. Islam identified three heroes of Bangladesh’s economic development journey, namely agriculture, export-oriented garments and remittance, in which labour played a significant role. Dr. Shahabuddin mentioned that the rise in rice production and improvement in distribution has helped Bangladesh achieve significant success in food security. However, the government needs to take multiple steps to sustain food security. Dr. Rahman pointed out that despite higher GDP growth, job creation has been increasing at a slower pace with female labour force participation been considerably lower. 

Dr. Hossain Zillur Rahman, Executive Chairman of Power and participation Research Center (PPRC), Dr. Debapriya Bhattacharya, Distinguished Fellow of CPD, Dr. Badiul Alam Majumdar, Secretary of SHUJAN, Prof. Ahsan H. Mansur, Executive Director of PRI, Mr. M. Syeduzzaman, Former Finance Minister, Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh, Dr. Mustafa K. Mujeri, Executive Director of InM spoke during this event among others. BIDS researchers, development practitioners, policy makers, and journalists attended this event. Dr. Binayak Sen, Director General of BIDS chaired this event. 

Meeting recording link here

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