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BIDS- Bonik Barta felicitates Professor Rehman Sobhan

BIDS and Bonik Barta jointly organized ‘Gunijon Shangbardhona- 2017’ on 16th March, 2017, where renowned Economist Professor Rehman Sobhan was felicitated for his life-long contribution as a professional economist, researcher, policy maker and social reformer in Bangladesh. Finance Minister Mr....

BIDS Ranked 16th in the Southeast Asia and the Pacific Region!

The 2016 Global Go To Think Tank Index (GGTTI) marks the tenth year of continued efforts by the Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program (TTCSP) at the University of Pennsylvania to acknowledge the important contributions and emerging global trends of think tanks worldwide. Every year the rankings...

BIDS Annual Picnic- 2017

BIDS arranged its annual picnic event of 2017 on 4th February for the staffs and their families. The picnic destination was Padma Resort in Louhaganj, a 100 minute drive from Dhaka city and then just a five minute boat ride. The whole day passed with fun and fervor. There were arrangements of a...

Tales from My Professional Life - Nurul Islam

This special publication highlights Professor Nurul Islam’s reminiscences and the critical perspectives provided by three prominent economists of his generation, namely Professors Rehman Sobhan, Keith Griffin and Azizur Rahman Khan. They sketch a fascinating insight into the “initial...

​BIDS-WB Book Launch of "Stitches to Riches?"

Bangladesh can create millions of jobs in its garment sector by raising productivity of people and improving social and environmental compliance, the World Bank said in a book launching ceremony hosted jointly with Bangladesh Institute of Development Studies (BIDS) on 2 May 2016. The study Stitches...

​BIDS Critical Conversation 2016 (April 23-24)

BIDS Critical Conversation 2016 A two-day long conference was held at the BICC on 23 and 24 April, 2016 addressing the “Bangladesh Journey”. This was an opportunity to involve policy makers and a broad spectrum of academics, experts and civil society members in a genuine conversation on the...

​Pradeep Mitra and Kathryn Steinberger from World Bank visits BIDS

Dr. Pradeep Mitra, Senior Consultant, IEG Human Development and Economic Management Department, World Bank and Ms. Kathryn Steingraber, Evaluation Analyst, World Bank visited the Bangladesh Institute of Development Studies to discuss what impacts World Bank interventions in agriculture and rural...

​Seminar on "The Security of Agency: Towards a Sociology of Poverty" by Professor Geoff Wood

Bangladesh Institute of Development Studies organized a seminar on “The Security of Agency: Towards a Sociology of Poverty”  presented by Professor Emeritus Geoff Wood from the University of Bath, held on Wednesday, 9 March, 2016 at 3.00 PM at the BIDS Conference Room. The eminent Social...

​Memorial Meeting in honour of late Dr. Mahabub Hossain

A Memorial Meeting was held in honour of Late Dr. Mahabub Hossain, former DG, BIDS, in the BIDS Conference Room on 25 February, 2016 at 3 pm. The Director General of BIDS, Dr. KAS Murshid warmly welcomed the guests and invited Professor Wahiduddin Mahmud to chair the session. Later, a brief...

​Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed between Bangladesh Institute of Development Studies (BIDS) and South Asian University (SAU)

BIDS has recently signed a MoU with South Asian University (SAU) in New Delhi, India, which was established by the SAARC nations. Through this collaboration, these two unique institutions have promised to mutually work together to promote academic excellence and regional understanding through...

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