TTI Phase 2 Institutional Support: Centre for Policy Dialogue

This funding will strengthen the Centre for Policy Dialogue's (CPD) role as a credible public policy institution in Bangladesh by enhancing its ability to provide high-quality, influential, and policy-relevant research.

About the Centre for Policy Dialogue
CPD is a civil society think tank that seeks to foster a more participatory and accountable development process in Bangladesh. CPD's research agenda covers a wide variety of areas, including macroeconomic analysis, agricultural and rural development, trade, investment promotion, and climate change. It receives its funding from the Think Tank Initiative (TTI).

Creating strong think tanks
TTI is a multi-funder program dedicated to strengthening independent policy research institutions, or think tanks, in developing countries. The program aims to enhance their ability to provide sound research that informs and influences policy.

This second TTI phase (2014?2019) will fund 43 institutions, helping them consolidate their role as credible development actors in their countries, and in some cases, regionally and internationally. For CPD, this project will help enhance its research quality, organizational performance, and policy engagement.

Centre of excellence
Through this support over the next 4.5 years, CPD is expected to
-give a voice to the interests and concerns of low-income and least-developed countries in national, regional, and global contexts
-establish itself as a globally recognized centre of excellence with solid evidence-based research and effective outreach for increased influence
-strengthen its human resources and institutional policies and systems
-equip itself with cutting-edge analytical tools and methodologies.

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End Date

Monday, July 15, 2019


54 months

IDRC Officer

Samar Verma

Total funding

CA$ 2,134,079




Think Tank Initiative

Project Leader

Mustafizur Rahman


Centre for Policy Dialogue

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