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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

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...

July 12th, 2016

Bangladesh Development Initiative (BDI) expresses its deepest condolences at the senseless murders in Gulshan on July 1, 2016. We offer our thoughts and sincere prayers to...

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...