Bangladesh Perspectives on Post-2015 Development Goals
The Post-2015 Consensus held its first country specific seminar on the post-2015 development agenda in Bangladesh on 9th March.
This was the first in a series of 9 seminars to be held around the world. The purpose of the country specific discussion is to bring together international economists with local sector experts in order to delve deeper into the potential benefits which the post-2015 development agenda could bring to the country and the necessity of prioritizing smart targets to achieve the desired outcomes for the country.
Through a dialogue led by the economists and sector experts across three themes: nutrition, tuberculosis and ICT infrastructure, the participants of the seminar were given a concrete understanding of potential good the post-2015 development agenda can do within Bangladesh if smart targets are prioritized for each theme.
For more information on prioritizing smart targets download the PDF presentation "The Smartest Targets For The World 2016-2030" by Bjorn Lomborg and scroll down for more information and resources to learn what the post-2015 development agenda could mean for Bangladesh.
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Bangladesh Perspectives: Nutrition
Bangladesh has been a world leader in making sure that growing children are properly nourished, but there is still a long way to go. "
- John Hoddinott, Seminar Speaker
Bangladesh Perspectives: ICT Infrastructure
Bangladesh’s mobile broadband penetration lags significantly behind most other developing countries, with less than 1% of the population having mobile broadband subscriptions."
- Alexia Gonzalez Fanfalone, Seminar Speaker
Bangladesh Perspectives: Tuberculosis
Every year, around 80,000 Bangladeshis die from tuberculosis (TB) and about 190,000 new cases occur."
- Anna Vassall, Seminar Speaker