A workshop on ‘Methodology & Estimation of Scores of Different Graduation Indicators and Bangladesh’s Status’ was organized by the Support to Sustainable Graduation Project (SSGP) of ERD on 15 November 2020.
Former ERD Secretary and National Project Manager of SSGP Mr. Monowar Ahmed moderated the discussion.
Joint Secretary and Wing Chief of the Development Effectiveness Wing of ERD and National Project Director of SSGP Mr. Farid Aziz chaired the event.
The workshop analyzed the calculation methods of LDC graduation indicators and Bangladesh’s position in those indicators in light of the upcoming triennial review of the Committee for Development Policy of the United Nations.
Bangladesh met all the criteria for graduating from the LDC status back in 2018. The country would meet all those criteria again during the next triennial review in February 2021.
Against this backdrop, the workshop was organized to sensitize the government officials about Bangladesh’s position in the graduation related data and statistics with a view to maintain a greater synergy between national and international data.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Monowar Ahmed said that in light of the upcoming triennial review of CDP, it was crucial for the relevant agencies of the government to have a thorough understanding of the calculation methods of graduation related indicators.
Mr. Farid Aziz, in his remarks, called for close coordination between the relevant government agencies that deal with graduation related data.
Director of Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics (BSS) Mr. Ziauddin Ahmed delivered the keynote presentation of the workshop.
He explained the comparative value and index of each of the graduation indicators we well as the source of data of each of those indicators.
Relevant officials from Economic Relations Division, Ministry of Commerce, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics and other relevant government agencies participated in the meeting.