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The launching event of the book titled "Seeing the End of Poverty: Bhaimara Revisited" held

The launching event of the UPL published book titled "Seeing the End of Poverty: Bhaimara Revisited" authored by Dr. Eirik Jansen was held on Sunday, March 1, 2020. It was hosted by Bangladesh Institute of Development Studies (BIDS).Professor Rehman Sobhan, Chairman, Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD)...

Obituary: Dr. Kazi Ali Toufique, Research Director, BIDS passed away

BIDS announces with great sadness that our Research Director, Dr. Kazi Ali Toufique, passed away in Dhaka on 11 February, 2020. Dr. Toufique completed his B.S.S. and M.S.S. in Economics in 1982 and 1983 from the University of Dhaka. He obtained his M.A. from Fordham University, New York, in 1987. He...

​BIDS ranked 26th among top "International Development Policy Think Tanks" in the world and 17th in South and SE Asia/Pacific in 2020!

BIDS is proud to share that it has been ranked 26th in the “Top International Development Policy Think Tank Category” in The 2020 Global Go To Think Tank Index (GGTTI) published by the Lauder Institute at the University of Pennsylvania. Moreover, among 100 Top Think Tanks in Southeast Asia and...

Seminar on the book "Dhaka's Changing Landscape: Prospects for Economic Development, Social Change and Shared Prosperity" held.

Seminar on the book “Dhaka's Changing Landscape: Prospects for Economic Development, Social Change and Shared Prosperity” authored by Dr. Rita Afsar and Dr. Mahabub Hossain was held on Sunday, December 29, 2019. It was hosted by Bangladesh Institute of Development Studies (BIDS).Dr. Shamsul...

Bangladesh Institute of Development Studies (BIDS) and The Bonik Barta jointly honoured two of the country's former finance ministers, Mr. AMA Muhith and Mr. M Syeduzzaman

Bangladesh Institute of Development Studies (BIDS) and The Bonik Barta jointly honoured two of the country's former finance ministers, Mr. AMA Muhith and Mr. M Syeduzzaman, at their annual event titled "Gunijon Shangbardhona- 2019". These two outstanding politicians were felicitated at the...

BIDS held a consultation meeting with Channel I

BIDS held a consultation meeting with Channel I on 28 August, 2019 at BIDS seminar Room ,where discussions took place around agricultural research. A large number of shortcomings as well as challenges were identified during the meeting and ameliorative measures were suggested. Prominent Bangladeshi...

BIDS Senior Fellows' Meeting Held

A meeting of BIDS Senior Fellows was held on 20 May, 2019 at the BIDS Conference Room. This distinguished body represents a key window to civil society and is highly valued by BIDS. The meeting was attended by  Mr. M Syeduzzaman, Professor Nazrul Islam, Dr. A.M.M. Shawkat Ali, Dr. Mushtaque...

Bangladesh Institute of Development Studies (BIDS) and The Bonik Barta jointly honoured young and promising entrepreneurs

Bangladesh Institute of Development Studies (BIDS) and The Bonik Barta honoured three bright entrepreneurs for their outstanding contribution in country's economy. This was the sixth time BIDS and Banik Barta jointly honoured young entrepreneurs at the annual award giving ceremony on 9...

"Bangla New Year 1426" celebrated

“Bangla New Year 1426” was celebrated on 15th April, 2019 at BIDS premise. The staff of BIDS organized a joyous and colourful cultural programme. Traditional dishes like chotpoti, sweets, lemon juice, pitha-puli, jilapi etc. were served in the event. Dr. K A S Murshid, Director General of...

Independence Day Celebration in BIDS

BIDS commemorated the 48th Independence Day of Bangladesh on 8 April, 2019 at the BIDS Seminar Room.  A lively, sometimes emotional discussion took place as members from three generations shared their thoughts, views and experiences, recounted stories and read out letters written by fighters....

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