The program focus of CPRD prioritized through a consultative process of discussion with the active participation of the executive committee members. Considering organizational goal and objectives, the EC members agreed on 5 thematic areas to work on priority basis, these are;
Economic Development: Research and policy analysis on micro- entrepreneurship development, financing to the rural as well as urban enterprises, development of social commerce, gender mainstreaming in the economic activities and entitlements
Social Development: Women and minority rights, social security, emphasizing equality and social justice and providing analysis in support of trade unions, social movements and public and private sector organizations.
Natural Resources Conservation: Conservation and management of aquatic and terrestrial eco-system, in-situ conservation of biological resources, management of eco-system services
Sustainable Livelihoods: Development of alternative livelihoods options for the resource scare and marginalized population, value and supply chain analysis of agricultural products
Disaster and Climate Change Resilience Development: Research and innovation for climate change adaptation and mitigation, community based adaptation, disaster risk reduction, policy advocacy and campaign for global climate governance
‘Technology Needs Assessment (TNA) for Adaptation and Mitigation in Bangladesh’ with UNEP and Ministry of Environment and Forests of Government of Bangladesh
Study on the causes and consequences of human displacement and migration from the climate hot-spots with ActionAid Bangladesh
Action research project ‘Views from the Frontline’ to measure progress towards implementation of the HFA with supported by the Global Network (GN).