Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN)– Bangladesh Economists’ Forum (BEF) is going to hold its “Second BEF-2015” conference on October 24 at Bangladesh Bank Training Academy at Mirpur-2 in the capital Dhaka.
The inaugural session will feature a book launching event, while second session will contain a high profile discussion meeting attended by the country’s eminent economists, the organizers said on Wednesday.
Speaker of Jatiyo Sangshad Dr. Shirn Sharmin Chaudhury will be present as chief guest at the book launch of “Bangladesh Vision 2030: Framework for Economic Policy Making and Strategy Formulation in a Pluralistic Democracy” – a collection of essays by leading economists detailing out an inclusive and sustainable vision for Bangladesh and identifying challenges that need meticulous attention for sustaining the progress.
Commerce Minister Tofail Ahmed will attend the second session as chief guest, which will be also be attended by the Prime Minister’s economic advisor Dr Mashiur Rahman and State Minister for Finance M.A. Mannan.
The second session will facilitate the discussion on “Strengthening Institutions to Accelerate Growth and Lower Poverty”. The session will discuss the issues in transforming the relevant institutions necessary to accelerate growth, reduce poverty and achieve the middle-income country status within the stipulated time.
The BEF was established in April 2013 by leading Bangladeshi economists living in Bangladesh and abroad, who felt that greater synergy was needed between the policymakers and the academics to improve the discourse on Bangladesh’s development challenges.
The economists who constitute the BEF are all established non-partisan professionals living in Bangladesh or abroad whose common interest is to help Bangladesh move ahead in line with its full long-term development potential.
The main objective of BEF is to bring together best possible analysis and knowledge on major development issues and challenges facing Bangladesh and help the policymakers’ debate and decide on related public policies and institutions.