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Debate on poverty eradication

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Bjorn Lomborg responds to the debate on smart solutions to tackle poverty in Bangladesh. 

The project 'Bangladesh Priorities' set out to have a conversation on what is best for Bangladesh. In that spirit, I welcome the commentary from Nick Beresford of UNDP Bangladesh on September 29. His concerns merit a considered response.

Copenhagen Consensus and partner BRAC worked closely with more than 30 academics from Bangladesh and abroad – from Dhaka University to Yale – to examine 76 investments and interventions including TB treatment, supplements in pregnancy, delaying child marriage with education, and different kinds of cash transfers. More than thirty peer-reviewed, brand-new research papers were published online for free use, and the key research findings were shared with The Daily Star readers.

Click here to read the full response in the Daily Star.