Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD)

The Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD) was established in 1993 as a non-profit civil society initiative with a view to advance the cause of a participatory, inclusive and accountable development process in Bangladesh, and contribute to Bangladesh’s socioeconomic development and strengthened regional and global economic integration. In undertaking these endeavours, CPD seeks to particularly give voice to the interests and concerns of marginalised stakeholders in the society. CPD strives to attain these by engaging various stakeholder groups in the policymaking process; generating knowledge on critical issues of national, regional and global importance; disseminating knowledge and information on key development issues; and influencing policymaking processes at various levels. The Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD) functions as the secretariat of two global initiatives viz. the LDC IV Monitor and Southern Voice on Post-MDG International Development Goals (Southern Voice).