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Ajker Agenda Episode 4: Turning Points in the Economy


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Power and Participation Research Centre (PPRC) cordially invites you to the fourth episode of “আজকের Agenda”, a series of policy dialogues with Dr. Hossain Zillur Rahman, Executive Chairman, PPRC. The session will be held this Saturday, 13 February 2021 at 8 PM Bangladesh Time.

With the aim of promoting policy discourse beyond formal policy circles, ‘আজকের Agenda’ seeks to integrate voices from policymakers, academicians, government officials, students, and grassroots actors in a meaningful manner.

2021 is the 50th year of Bangladesh’s independence. To start off the year, Ajker Agenda is organizing a special tri-episode series: TURNING POINTS. The first episode, ‘Turning Points in the Economy’ will be looking back at Bangladesh’s 50-year journey, and analyzing the major changes in the economy, focusing on the shifts in mindset, policy innovations, and overall socioeconomic transformation of our nation thus far. In terms of infrastructure development, better climate and disaster management, economic participation of women, the introduction of social safety nets, ensuring social justice, population control and reducing child mortality, what have been a few of the turning points in the last five decades? How far have we come as a nation?

As guests for this episode, we are honored to have with us as guests, eminent economists Professor Rehman Sobhan and Professor Nurul Islam. Among our discussants, we have Dr. M A Sattar Mandal, Dr. Naila Kabeer, Dr. Binayak Sen, and Dr. Sayema Haque Bidisha.

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