Published:  12:00 AM, 09 March 2016

CCC, BRAC to research on Bangladesh priorities

The Copenhagen Consensus Center  (CCC) begins publishing research from its landmark project. The publishing began followed by the joint effort which began the journey a year ago.  Economist from Bangladesh and other corners of the world led the journey aimed to find out the best solutions for the country at a lower cost, Bangladesh Priorities, says a media statement on Tuesday. In collaboration with BRAC, the Copenhagen Consensus Center has invited 30 of the best economists from Bangladesh and the world to explore the merits and pitfalls of 78 different ways to improve Bangladesh in the areas of poverty, health, education, the environment and others. Over the next two months, every week Copenhagen Consensus will release two research papers exploring costs and benefits for different ways to invest in Bangladesh's future - from building transport infrastructure. In early 2015, Copenhagen Consensus began to engage with Bangladeshis to identify hundreds of potential ideas, policies, and investments for the country."It's vital that all funding spent-whether by the Bangladesh government or international donors-is directed at the solutions that have the potential to do the most good," said Bjorn Lomborg, President of the Copenhagen Consensus Center. In May, at the conclusion of the research, an eminent panel will gather in Dhaka to deliberate over the most promising solutions for Bangladesh. It will feature distinguished persons including Finn Kydland, Nobel Laureate in Economics, KAS Murshid, Selima Ahmad and Dr. Mushtaque Chowdhury.

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