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Taking Bangladesh Forward

New Age a major English language daily newspaper from Dhaka has published a review of Bangladesh Priorities: Helping Vision 2021 A Reality. 

Pictured: Sir Fazle Hasan Abed, Chairman and Founder of BRAC Dr. Mahfuzar Rahman, Program Head, Research and Evaluation Division (RED), BRAC.  

Pictured: Dr. Muhammad Musa, Executive Director of BRAC and Founder of BRAC Dr. Mahfuzar Rahman, Program Head, Research and Evaluation Division (RED), BRAC.  

    Bangladesh Priorities: Helping Make Vision 2021 A Reality

    Through the 7th Five Year Plan & the Vision 2021 plan, Bangladesh is struggling to attain the status of a middle-income country. Like the achievement of MDGs, Bangladesh is planning to improve not only its economic prominence but also the poverty, nutrition, healthcare & environment. Under the project titled, “Bangladesh Priorities”, BRAC in partnership with Copenhagen Consensus Center has identified Bangladesh’s most pressing problems and the smartest solutions to combat them cost effectively. Over 400 experts from government, international organizations, scholars, and intellectuals analyzed more than 1000 proposals. Finally, based on cost-benefit analysis, a panel of economists from Bangladesh and abroad researched 76 strategies that have been sorted and ranked by an eminent panel, experts, rural people and youth of Bangladesh.

    This book “Bangladesh Priorities: Helping Vision 2021 A Reality” aims at informing policy planners and makers, academia and the public in Bangladesh about smartest solutions to the challenges faced by Bangladesh in different development sectors. 

    Volume 1

    The Volume 1 of this book discusses the most cost effective ways to ensure transparency and effectiveness in government procurement system, better livelihood in Dhaka city, smooth migration process, improved ready-made garment industry, effective village courts fast transportation across Dhaka city, implementation of Padma bridge project, development, and dissemination of golden rice. This volume also mentions analysis of tackling early child marriage, climate change effects, energy problems, maternal & neonatal mortality and NCDs.

    Volume 2

    The Volume 2 of this book discusses the most cost effective solutions to poverty, pollution, health, nutrition, trade, market, intra-regional transportation, digitization and land records issues.