The year 2021 marks the 50th anniversary of independence of Bangladesh. In recognition of the long-term development challenges, the government adopted the seminal Vision 2021. Bangladesh’s ‘Vision 2021’ lays down a pragmatic development framework for citizens to have a higher standard of living, be better educated, find better social justice, have a more equitable socio-economic environment, and ensure the sustainability of development through better protection from climate change and natural disasters. At present the country is implementing its Seventh Five-Year Plan (SFYP) with the expectation to realize its Vision. SFYP, which is aligned with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), lays out a roadmap during 2016-2020 for higher, sustainable and inclusive growth. H.E. Honorable Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will inaugurate the event and H.E. Mr. Abul Maal A. Muhith, Hon’ble Minister for Finance will chair the Session.