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Macroeconomic Advisory Capacity (MAC)

Seminar on “Economic Modeling”
Dhaka, Bangladesh
30 May – 4 June 2012

UN-DESA participated at the Seminar on Economic Modeling organized by Bangladesh Bank as a keynote speaker and presented on “Strengthening Analytical Capacity for Macroeconomic, Environmental and Social Policy Coherence” where UN-DESA discussed about it’s capacity development activities and assured to extend support for building modeling capacity for sustainable development in Bangladesh.

UN-DESA also participated in the high level meetings with the Minister of Environment and Forest, the Governor, Bangladesh Bank, Member, Bangladesh Planning Commission and the UN Resident Coordinator in Bangladesh. At the meetings, Bangladesh officials expressed keen interests in receiving UN-DESA support for developing capacities for economy-wide modeling. The Planning Commission would act as central counterpart agency for preparing the National Plan and hence also for developing the modeling capacity. UN-DESA would engage with the Bangladesh Government to develop CGE models, particularly to identify the policy options for low carbon growth and sustainable development.

May-June 2012