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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

May 7th, 2016

Bangladesh Development Initiative (BDI), a US-based organization committed to research and advocacy for a democratic and prosperous Bangladesh, is pleased to announce a new program to increase the participation and engagement of young scholars in...

March 1st, 2016

The Bangladesh Development Initiative (BDI), a non-partisan and non-profit research and advocacy group based in the United States, strongly condemns the murder of Jogeswar Dasadhikari, the priest at the temple in Shonapota, Debiganj, in...

November 20th, 2015

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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