Working Session

Innovative Financing for Self-reliant Bangladesh

  • 4:15 PM- 5:40 PM
  • Venue: Harmony, BICC
  • Chair: H.E. Mr. M. A. Mannan
  • Keynote Presenter: Mr Monowar Ahmed

Session Concept:

While Bangladesh has transformed itself from an aid-dependent country into a trade-dependent one, the role of external financing cannot be undermined for poverty alleviation, social sector activities and infrastructural development. Bangladesh’s SDG Financing Strategy 2017 reveals that the country already has nearly USD 1 trillion gap in financing gap. Traditional financing source is quite inadequate to match this gap. The session will address the issue- how Bangladesh can innovate financing sources and mechanism through piloting new financing models. Private sector may play the significant role to support for advancing towards the SDGs and contributing to smooth and sustainable LDC graduation.

Panelists

Mr Monowar Ahmed
Mr Monowar Ahmed

Secretary, ERD and Co-Chair, Local Consultative Group

H.E. Mr. M. A. Mannan
H.E. Mr. M. A. Mannan

MP, Hon’ble Minister for Planning

Dr. Ahmad Kaikaus
Dr. Ahmad Kaikaus

Principal Secretary, Prime Minister’s Office

Mr. Abu Hena Md. Rahmatul Muneem
Mr. Abu Hena Md. Rahmatul Muneem

Senior Secretary, Internal Resources Division

Ilias Skamnelos
Ilias Skamnelos

Lead Financial Sector Economist, Finance, Competitiveness, and Innovation (FCI), The World Bank Group

Barrister Ms. Nihad Kabir
Barrister Ms. Nihad Kabir

President, MCCI

Mr Dongdong Zhang
Mr Dongdong Zhang

Principal Financial Sector Specialist, ADB

Reources

Innovative Financing for Self-reliant Bangladesh

Innovative Financing for Self-reliant Bangladesh