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.
A seminar on National Budget 2015-16 was held at BIDS on May 15, 2015 at 4pm. Finance Minister Mr. AMA Muhith graced the ocassion as chief guest. Dr. K.A.S. Murshid, DG, BIDS presided over the meeting. Four papers were presented in the seminar:
--Addressing Inflationary Impact on Households: Implications for the Budget Fy16 by Dr. Monzur Hossain, Senior Research Fellow, BIDS
--Fiscal Incentives for Export Industries: Lessons for the Coming Budget by Dr. Nazneen Ahmed, Senior Research Fellow, BIDS
--Revenue Mobilization and Grants to Municipalities: Implications for National Budget by Dr. Mohammad Yunus, Senior Research Fellow, BIDS, and
-'Financing of FY16 Budget: A Comprehensive Approach By Dr. Abul Basher, Research Fellow, BIDS
Post Enumeration Check (PEC) of the Economic Census (EC) 2013
A formal launching of the report on “Post Enumeration Check (PEC) of the Economic Census (EC) 2013” was held at the BIDS conference room at 11.00 am on 23rd April, 2015. Bangladesh Institute of Development Studies (BIDS) conducted the post enumeration check of the Economic Census 2013, which was done by Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics (BBS). Dr. Zaid Bakht, Research Director (PRL), BIDS discussed the major findings of the PEC report. Mrs Kaniz Fatemah (NDC), Secretary, Statistics and Information Management Division was the chief guest and Mr. Md. Baitul Amin Bhuiya, Additional Secretary, BBS was the special guest at the event. Government officials including BBS and other ministries, researchers from BIDS and journalists from different media participated in the launching ceremony. The event was presided over by Dr. K.A.S. Murshid, Director General, Bangladesh Institute of Development Studies (BIDS).
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.