A seminar was held at BIDS on January 6, 2015 on a completed research project titled " Baseline Survey for Study of the Project for Integrated Development of Upazilas" . Dr. Monzur Hossain and Mr. Moogdho Mahzab made the presentation.
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New Director General of BIDS
Dr. K.A.S. Murshid took over as the new DG of the Institute from 1 April, 2015 replacing Dr. M.K. Mujeri. He is a former Research Director of BIDS and served as a consultant to ADB and UNDP in Myanmar and Cambodia for the last several years before rejoining BIDS in his current post. He has studied Economics at Dhaka and Cambridge Universities and has mainly published in the field of food policy and food markets. Please click here for his Profile
The Bangladesh Development Studies
Volume XXXVII December 2014 Num 4
A special day-long meeting of the Research and Publication committee (R & P) of Bangladesh Institute of Development Studies (BIDS) was held at the BIDS conference room on 12th April (Sunday), 2015. The meeting was convened by the R & P convener Dr. Abul Basher, Research Fellow, BIDS and presided by Dr. K.A.S. Murshid, Director General, BIDS. The meeting was targeted to discuss the research agenda to be proposed for the Planning Commission for the next couple of years. Each of the five divisions made a presentation and it was followed by open discussion by the researchers.
Is Aquaculture Pro-Poor? Empirical Evidence of Impacts on Fish Consumption in Bangladesh
A seminar on "Is Aquaculture Pro-Poor? Empirical Evidence of Impacts on Fish Consumption in Bangladesh" was held at BIDS conference room on March 1 (Sunday) at 11.00 am. The presentation was made by Dr. Kazi Ali Toufique, Research Director, BIDS and Ben Belton, WorldFish. This paper has been published in the World Development last year.
Research Studies of IFPRI-BIDS collaboration project on Policy Research and Strategy Program (PRSSP)
A seminar on research studies of IFPRI-BIDS collaboration project on Policy Research and Strategy Program (PRSSP) was held at BIDS conference room on January 7 (Wednesday), 2015 at 10.00 AM. In two technical sessions, five research papers were presented, each followed by open discussion. First technical session was chaired by Mr. M. Syeduzzaman, Former Finance Minister and the second session was chaired by Professor M. A. Satter Mandal, Former Member, Planning Commission.
A dialogue on Bridging the gap between research and policy: Role of think tanks in Bangladesh and launching of the 2014 Global think tank index was held at BIDS conference room on January 27, 2015 at 11.00 AM. The index is developed by the Lauder Institute, University of Pennsylvania and was launched in 81 institutes in 61 cities of 51 countries across the world. The session at BIDS was chaired by Dr. Mustafa K. Mujeri, Director General, BIDS.