Muhammad Yunus, Nobel Lecture, Oslo, December 10, 2006  
(http://nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/peace/laureates/2006/yunus-lecture-en.html)  
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June 5, 2014: BDRC recognizes World Environment Day 2014
Recognizing World Environment Day 2014 (June 5), the BDRC provides a list of recent
developmental publications related to Bangladesh’s environment.
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May 29, 2014: Bangladesh has one of the lowest tax-to-GDP ratios in the world
As stated in the
IMF Press Release on the IMF Executive Board Completing the Fourth
Review Under the Extended Credit Facility Arrangement for Bangladesh: “Bangladesh has
one of the lowest tax-to-GDP ratios in the world, and it is critical to strengthen revenues so
as to broaden fiscal space for priority development spending, while resisting pressures to
provide further tax benefits. Implementation of the new VAT remains the foremost priority,
complemented by reforms to strengthen revenue administration.” Bangladesh’s record is of
course also related to the fact that the government’s share in the Bangladeshi economy is
small.
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May 26, 2014: Bangladesh should embrace English
In a Daily Star Op-ed, Fakhruddin Ahmed writes that Bangladesh should embrace English.
Since the English-speaking world is on a roll, it is in Bangladesh's interest to throw in its lot
with them, technologically speaking, rather than fight them.
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May 3, 2013: BDRC recognizes World Press Freedom Day 2014
Recognizing World Press Freedom Day 2014 (May 3), the BDRC provides a list of recent
developmental publications related to press freedom in Bangladesh.
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April 25, 2013: BDRC recognizes World Malaria Day 2014
Recognizing World Malaria Day 2014 (April 25), the BDRC provides a list of recent
developmental publications related to malaria in Bangladesh.
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April 24, 2014: One Year after the Rana Plaza Tragedy
The Center for Policy Dialogue (CPD, in partnership with a number of civil society
organizations) has launched an initiative to follow up and report, on a regular basis, on the
delivery status of the commitments made by involved stakeholders of the Rana Plaza
tragedy of 24 April 2013. The Third Independent Monitoring Report of the initiative was
launched.
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April 7, 2014: BDRC recognizes World Health Day 2014
Recognizing World Health Day 2014 (April 7), the BDRC provides a list of recent
developmental publications related to health in Bangladesh.
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March 22, 2014: BDRC recognizes World Water Day 2014
Recognizing World Water Day 2014 (March 22), the BDRC provides a list of recent
developmental publications related to water in Bangladesh.
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March 10, 2014: Bangladesh warns of rising climate change costs as donations
plummet
The Guardian reports that Bangladesh needs $5billion over the next five years to adapt to
current climate changes, and the cost is rising each year. The UN climate talks resume in
Bonn, Germany, on Monday, March 10, 2014.
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March 8, 2014: BDRC recognizes International Women's Day 2013
Recognizing International Women's Day 2014, the BDRC provides: 1) links to some recent
videos on women's issues in Bangladesh, and 2) a list of recent developmental publications
related to women in Bangladesh.
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February 21, 2014: Bangladeshi Language Martyrs Day and International Mother
Language Day
Recognizing Bangladeshi Language Martyrs Day and International Mother Language Day
2014 (February 21, 2014), the BDRC provides a list of recent publications related to Bengali
and development.
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February 3, 2014: Bangladesh has potential to enhance trade
Due to the shifting of economic, political and social aspects to Asia, South-South trade has
immense potential. Bangladesh can enhance this trade by focusing on information
technology, renewable energy and creative industries.
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February 2, 2014: “Easy Like Water” and “Life Is Still Not Ours”
These are the titles of two new outstanding movies related to Bangladesh. “Easy Like Water”
is about a visionary architect, who is building floating schools to turn the front lines of climate
change into a community of learning. “Life is still not ours” is an attempt to weave together
the complex history of the Chittagong Hill Tracts.
LEARN MORE ---> Website and trailer for Easy Like Water
LEARN MORE ---> Website and trailer for Life Is Still Not Ours
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January 9 / January 19, 2014: BDRC publishes 3 new Working Papers
The Bangladesh Development Research Center (BDRC) has published 3 new papers in its
Bangladesh Development Working Paper Series (BDRWPS). The BDRWPS contains now 21
papers. The last three papers cover, respectively, the impact of remittances on economic
growth in Bangladesh (BDRWPS No. 19), Bangladesh’s structural transformation,
macroeconomic volatility and uncertainty and their policy implications (BDRWPS No. 20),
and Bangladesh's priority areas to further its development (BDRWPS No. 21).
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