Letter from a possible climate-change migrant

Dear Global Leaders and Activists, As you continue efforts in Paris to produce a meaningful deal over climate change, the future of vulnerable countries hangs in the balance. Against such a background, this letter comes from a potential climate-change migrant seeking shelter in other countries in a future that may not be as distant as… Read More

China Emerging Economies Society Annual Meeting and Emerging Economies Forum, 2015

The 2015 China Emerging Economies Society Annual Meeting and Emerging Economies Forum – a three day long international conference was held in Guangzhou Baiyun International Convention Center, Guangzhou, China from December 04-06, 2015. The forum brought together experts and policy makers from emerging economies to deliberate on the necessity of innovative development of the emerging… Read More

Bangladesh Development Forum, 2015

The Bangladesh Development Forum (BDF) was a high level flagship event of the Government of Bangladesh where the government shared its national vision and strategies with the wider development community and consulted with the development partners on key development priorities. The BDF brought together ministers, top government bureaucrats, representatives of donor countries, senior development partner officials and… Read More

IPAG- Tokyo Foundation

The Tokyo Foundation is a leading independent think tank from Japan that carries out research on economic and international affairs. On November 5, 2015, Mr. Syed Munir Khasru visited Tokyo Foundation and discussed about opportunities to undertake joint research and scholarly exchanges which included ‘Maritime Security Cooperation in the Asia-Pacific’, ‘Japan’s Investment and ODA in… Read More

IPAG-The Japan Institute of International Affairs (JIIA)

The Japan Institute of International Affairs (JIIA) is one of the leading think tanks of Asia in the area of international cooperation and strategic affairs. JIIA promotes research, dialogue and publication with partnering research institutes from other countries. On November 4, 2015, Mr. Syed Munir Khasru, Chairman, IPAG met the coounterparts in JIIA to strenghten… Read More

IPAG- Japan Center for International Exchange (JCIE)

Japan Center for International Exchange (JCIE) is a prominent think tank which focuses on strengthening Japan’s role and engagement in international community. On November 04, 2015, IPAG team visited JCIE and had a useful meeting Mr. Akio Okawara, President and Chief Executive Officer and Mr. Toshihiro Menju, Managing Director and Chief Program Officer. Some of… Read More

Rise of Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank and New Development Bank reinforces need for World Bank/IMF reform

Mr. Syed Munir Khasru says the emergence of two multilateral development banks should lead to an opportunity to push the reform process forward The annual meeting of the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund held in Lima, Peru earlier this month failed to come up with meaningful takeaways on the agenda of reform. Meanwhile,… Read More

The South Asia Economic Conclave, September 28-30, 2015

The South Asia Economic Conclave was organized by the joint effort of the Department of Commerce, Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Government of India, the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), the World Bank Group, national chambers of commerce of member countries, and similar associations to foster shared growth and prosperity through regional economic integration. The… Read More

IPAG-The Shanghai Institute for International Studies (SIIS)

On August 28, 2015, a team of The Institute for Policy, Advocacy, and Governance (IPAG) led by Mr. Syed Munir Khasru had visited The Shanghai Institute for International Studies (SIIS) think tank in Shanghai. The key participants who were representing the SIIS were Mr. Zhao Gancheng, Senior Fellow and Director of South Asia Studies; Dr. Wang… Read More

IPAG-The Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences (SASS)

Mr. Syed Munir Khasru with his IPAG team attended a meeting with the 2nd Largest Social Sciences Think Tank-The Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences (SASS) on the 28th of August, 2015 in China. The key person in the meeting were Prof. Wang Zhan, Deputy of the Chinese National People’s Congress and President of SASS and… Read More