National Pre-Budget Seminar

  • National Pre-Budget Seminar 2nd May 2009

    Speakers demanded at Pre- Budget Discussion

    Bangladesh needs to regain sovereignty in policy-making for Development.  Farmer’s association should be formed through direct   assistance and involvement of local government to get fair price of their production. Agricultural insurance should be introduced. The jute    industry should be revived. Agricultural supports especially loan to the small and marginal farmers should be strengthened. Development planning should be formulated in consistence with Climate Change. Agriculture, employment generation and strengthening of local    government should be prioritized and allocation should be increased in those sectors according to the need of the people. For the proper    implementation of development budget, activities should be started just after the declaration of the budget. The gaps should be minimized   between declared budget, revised budget and implemented budget. According to the pledge of election manifesto, road map should be   declared earlier”. Today, (2nd May 2009) prominent economist of Bangladesh and chief guest of the round table seminar, Dr. Qazi    Kholiquzzaman Ahmed addressed in the round table discussion titled“Agriculture, Food sovereignty and priority of public service   sectors”dated May 2, 2009 at VIP lounge of National Press Club, Dhaka Bangladesh.

  • Press Conference on Debt Cancellation

    SUPRO demanded in a press Conference on the eve of UN – ESCAP workshop in Dhaka Bangladesh’s Foreign Debt must be cancelled to mitigate the Global Financial Crisis

    SUPRO a civil society network of grassroots organizations organized a press conference on 26th July 2009 at Dhaka Reporter’s Unity on the eve of UN–ESCAP workshop (27-30 July) in Dhaka on ‘Strengthening the Responses to the Global Financial Crisis in Asia-Pacific: The Role of  Monetary, Fiscal and External Debt Policies”. As this issue is critically important to address the root causes of poverty, improvement of livelihood of poor and marginalized people in considering remarkable threat of global financial crisis, SUPRO responded on the debt burden of the Bangladesh that is gradually squeezing the budgetary allocation to the basic services like health, education and other essential services.  SUPRO prioritizes the debt burden of Bangladesh as a major constraint of achieving MDGs and extending essential services to the grassroots, poor, disadvantaged and marginalized people.

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