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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

September 6th, 2017

Money and Macroeconomics: Selected Topics from Bangladesh

This volume on macroeconomic and monetary topics regarding Bangladesh are a collection from papers that were presented at the fourth BDI conference held at...

July 24th, 2017

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 Jamilur

Reza Choudhury, Vice Chancellor of University of Asia...

May 15th, 2017

BDI has received a $5,000 grant from North Carolina-based Chowdhury Family Foundation. This grant will enable BDI member Dr. Adnan Morshed to undertake a three-month-long student-driven design