Bangladesh Development Initiative

Bangladesh Development Initiative

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Welcome to BDI!
Bangladesh Development Initiative (BDI) is a USA-based non-profit organization comprised of independent scholars associated with institutions of higher education in the United States and involved in scholarly exchanges between the United States and Bangladesh through establishing educational programs, publishing an academic journal, sustaining a book publication program to archive indigenous knowledge, and organizing conferences that debate policy prerogatives for Bangladesh and its various sectors. BDI also includes professionals who are involved in supporting social development initiatives in Bangladesh.


Policy Research Institute
Bangladesh Environment Network
Association for Economic and Development Studies on Bangladesh
Bangladesh Rural Advancement Committee
American Institute of Bangaladesh Studies
Center for Policy Dialogue


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 Press Release

 BDI Statement on Savar Tragedy
 Congratulatory Note to Prof. Yunus
 Protecting Minorities, A Note from BDI
 Post Conference Press Release, 2013
 2012 BDI Lifetime Achievement Award
 Professor Muzaffer Ahmad - In Memorium May 24, 2012
 200 Year Old School About to Fall Victim
 Letter to Dr. Yunus
 Statement on Mumbai Attack
 Past President's Report (2004-2011)
 Six-point Policy Priority for Bangladesh


Harvard Conference: "Bangladesh in the 21st Century"
Harvard Conference: "Ideas and Innovations for the Development of Bangladesh for the Next Decade"
Symposium on Capital Goods