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BDI 2015 Conference

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. 

What's New

February 23rd, 2015

Bangladesh Development Initiative (BDI) is organizing a two-day international conference to generate new ideas and strategies for transforming Bangladesh into a prosperous nation in the early decades of the 21st century. Scholars, educators, students, policymakers, industry leaders, social entrepreneurs, research and development organizations are invited to submit papers and ideas for panels broadly related to the conference theme.

October 28th, 2014

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, Resear