Event Proceedings


The seminar commenced with the inaugural ceremony attended by

Abul Maal A. Muhith, Finance Minister, Government of Bangladesh,

Magdy Martinez-Soliman, Assistant Secretary-General, Assistant Administrator & Director Bureau for Policy & Programme Support (BPPS), UNDP, and

Prof. Syed Munir Khasru, Chairman, IPAG.



Also on this occasion, IPAG published a book titled ‘Towards Sustainable Development: Lessons from MDGs & Pathway for SDGs’ which was unveiled by Mr. Muhith. This book is expected to be a milestone in the field of development economics, reaching a broad spectrum of stakeholders. The book comprises of but is not limited to the following topics:

  1. Thematic areas of SDG, covering the 17 goals.
  2. Challenges in achieving the SDGs.
  3. Learnings from the MDGs and implications for the SDG implementation.
  4. Any regional or country specific analysis and perspective.
  5. Cross-country comparative studies.

The contributors of articles for this book includes major national and global development practitioners, such as policymakers, academicians, thought leaders, government officials, and development funders. The authors are from several countries such as USA, Canada, India etc. which represent the universality of SDGs.



The book is available at: