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Welcome to BDI

Bangladesh Development Initiative (BDI) is a non-profit organization based in the United States.  Its members include scholars and professionals committed to supporting development initiatives in Bangladesh aimed at improving the quality of life for all its citizens.  BDI engages in and facilitates scholarly exchange between Bangladesh and overseas scholars through educational programs, an academic peer-reviewed journal (Journal of Bangladesh Studies), and a book publication program.  BDI also regularly organizes conferences to promote new and relevant research on Bangladesh and provide a forum for debating policy alternatives pertaining to Bangladesh. 

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Press Release

October 28, 2014

2013 BDI Lifetime Achievement Award

The Bangladesh Development Initiative (BDI), a non‐partisan research and advocacy group of independent scholars based in the United States, is pleased to announce that Professor Nurul Islam, Research Fellow Emeritus, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), is the recipient of the 2013 BDI Lifetime Achievement Award. The award established in 2012 is designed to “honor outstanding individuals who, through their scholarly and/or policy and civic engagements, have...(read more)