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Dr Debapriya Bhattacharya, Macro-economist and public policy analyst
Dr Debapriya Bhattacharya, a macro-economist and public policy analyst, is a Distinguished Fellow at the Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD) – a globally reputed think-tank in Bangladesh. He is the Chair of Southern Voice on Post-MDG International Development Goals - a network of 49 think tanks from Africa, Latin America and South Asia which serves as an open platform to contribute to the global discussions on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and related issues. He also chairs LDC IV Monitor – a partnership of development organisations which seeks to provide an independent assessment of the IPoA for the LDCs. He was the Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Bangladesh to the WTO, UN office, and other international organisations in Geneva and Vienna (2007-2009). He was the President of UNCTAD’s governing board as well as the coordinator of the LDC Group in the UN System in Geneva. Later he had been the Special Adviser on LDCs to the Secretary General, UNCTAD (2009-2010). He was also the first Executive Director of the CPD (1999-2007). Worked as a Senior Research Fellow at Bangladesh Institute of Development Studies (BIDS). Dr Debapriya Bhattacharya holds an MSc (Economics) with distinction and PhD (Economics) from the Plekhanov Institute of National Economy, Moscow and did his post-doctoral research at Queen Elizabeth House Oxford.