During the day-long event, the current status of three studies on the Parliament of Bangladesh, Agricultural Trade with India, and Corruption and Democracy respectively, were presented to a panel of researchers and experts. Amongst the participants were representatives from The Hunger Program, BRAC University, Dhaka University, Jahangirnagar University and UNDP Bangladesh. The intention of the workshop was for the researchers to receive feedback and suggestions on how to best proceed with the studies.
The event marked the first results of a the three-year research collaboration that CMI and CPD signed with the Norwegian Embassy in Dhaka on 23 June 2010. The collaboration focuses on inclusive growth and good governance in Bangladesh, and continues CMIs more than 50 years’ experience in research, consultancy and capacity building in Bangladesh.
"I find it exiting that a town on the coast of Norway has emerged as one of the major partners of Center for Policy Dialogue. The partnership with Chr. Michelsen's institute is something we take great pride in", said Professor Mastafizur Rahman in his introductory remarks at the workshop.