Unnayan Shamannay is working for advocating the policymakers and bureaucrats by providing relevant evidence based on the analysis and research. As part of the research for future advocacy, Unnayan Shamannay organized a workshop with economists and scholars participating from different public and private universities and research institutions. It is expected that the workshop will guide Unnayan Shamannay in identifying future research ideas on tobacco taxation issues. This program is organized under the project titled “Facilitating policy discourse to increase tobacco product prices effectively through imposing a supplementary duty”. The project is financially supported by the Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids (CTFK)- a leading anti-tobacco organization.
A workshop on ‘Identifying Necessary Research Issues related to Effective Taxation on Tobacco Products for Future Advocacy’ at the Khondkar Ibrahim Khaled Conference Hall was organized by Unnayan Shamannay. The organization’s Chairperson and former Bangladesh Bank Governor, Professor Dr. Atiur Rahman delivered the welcome speech. Guests at the event were Dr. Syed Mizanur Rahman (Director (Students’ Affairs), Daffodil International University), Ishtiaque Selim (Professor, Department of Economics, Jagannath University), Md. Moshiur Rahman (Chairman, Department of Economics, Tejgaon College), Tanvir Ahmed Mazumder (Senior Research Associate, BIGD), Humayra Ahmed (Research Associate, BIDS), Dr Helal Ahammad (Professor, Department of Economics, NSU), Zakera Begum (Associate Professor, Department of Economics, Begum Badrunnessa Government Girls’ College), Mostafizur Rahman (Lead Policy Advisor, CTFK-Bangladesh), Dr. Md. Nurul Amin (Director Research, HEU), Dr. Atonu Rabanni (Professor, Department of Economics, Dhaka University), Dr. S. M. Zulfiqar Ali (Senior Research Fellow, BIDS), K. M. Zahurul Haque (Associate Professor, Department of Economics, Dhaka College), Dr. Syed Naimul Wadood (Associate Professor, Department of Economics, Dhaka University), Nusrat Afroz Tania (Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, Jahangirnagar University), Mostofa Mahbub (Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, Govt. Titumir College), Tamanna Tabassum (Lecturer, BRAC University), Taslima Akhter (Lecturer, Dhaka School of Economics) and Dr. Mahfuz Kabir (Research Director, BIISS) who participated in the discussion.