Debapriya Bhattacharya

Distinguished Fellow, Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD)


Dr. Debapriya Bhattacharya, a macroeconomist and public policy analyst, is a Distinguished Fellow at the Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD) – a globally reputed think-tank in Bangladesh – where he had been earlier its first Executive Director. He is a Non-resident Fellow at the Centre for Global Development (CGD), Washington DC, a member of the United Nations Committee for Development Policy (CDP), and also a former Bangladesh Ambassador to the WTO and UN Offices in Geneva and Vienna. He is also the founding Chair of two global initiatives, LDC Monitor and Southern Voice, and Convenor of the Citizen’s Platform for SDGs, Bangladesh. He is also a member of the governing board of BRAC International. He was the Special Adviser on LDCs to the Secretary-General, UNCTAD, and Chair of the UNCTAD Board. Earlier, he had been a Senior Research Fellow at the Bangladesh Institute of Development Studies (BIDS). He holds a Ph.D. in Economics from Plekhanov National Planning Institute, Moscow, and has been a Post-Doctoral Fellow at Queen Elizabeth House, Oxford. One of his edited volumes is titled “Bangladesh’s Graduation from the Least Developed Countries Group: Pitfalls and Promises,” published by Routledge, London.