BDI
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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. 

What's New

November 23rd, 2016

The BDI Essay Competition 2016 received 38 submissions. After three rounds of review and evaluation, these three essays are selected for the winning awards...

October 28th, 2016

The Rampal Power plant, designed to have a capacity of 1,320 MW, is a joint venture between the Government of India and Bangladesh. Its stated objective is to alleviate the perennial power shortages in Bangladesh. Indian Prime Minister Narendra...

July 21st, 2016

The recent tragedy in Dhaka, Bangladesh, where a group of young terrorists stormed a café in the city's diplomatic residential area, Gulshan and killed 20 innocent people, mostly foreigner visitors, has stunned the global Bangladeshi community as...