People’s Budget Assembly jointly organised by Parliamentary Caucus on National Planning and Budget, Centre on Budget and Policy and Democratic Budget Movement was held on May 24, 2017 at Nabab Nawab Ali Chowdhury Senate Building, University of Dhaka. Fazle Hossain Badsha, MP chaired the inaugural session, while Distinguished Fellow of CPD Dr. Debapriya Bhattacharya, Former Commissioner of Information Commission Dr. Sadeka Halim and Former Senior Research Fellow of BIDS Dr. Pratima Paul Majumder discussed among others.
BILS was one of the Co-organisers of this event. BILS leaders and officials attended a session titled “Agriculture, Labour and Employment”. Vice President of Khadya Nirapotta Network Rezaul Karim Siddique presided over the session, while Member of Parliamentary Caucus on National Planning and Budget Tipu Sultan, MP, Coordinator of Nijera Kori Khushi Kabir and Senior Research fellow of BIDS Dr. Nazneen Ahmed were present as Special Guests.
Project Manager of Action Aid Dr. Afroza presented a summary of Peoples Budget Proposal. BILS Executive Director Syed Sultan Uddin Ahmmed was present at the session as Moderator.
A display Centre was arranged by BILS at the event.