Welcome to Bangladesh Development Initiative (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.

November 8-10, 2024
University of California, Berkeley, USA

What's New

November 8-10, 2024, University of California, Berkeley, USA
(November 22, 2023)
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(August 25, 2023)
(December 17th, 2022)
(December 19th, 2022)
Three years since his passing, Scott MacMillan’s biography sheds light on the genius and contributions of Sir Fazle Hasan Abed.
(June 25, 2022)
Bangladesh Development Initiative joins Bangladeshis, and friends of Bangladesh, across the world in congratulating Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and her government on the successful completion and opening of the Padma Multipurpose Bridge.…
February 23rd, 2022
Since its inception, the Journal of Bangladesh Studies (JBS) has focused on content related to development and policy. However, after twenty years, in 2020, those on the editorial board find…
October 17th, 2021
BDI strongly condemns the attacks on Hindu temples and the desecration and destruction of sacred idols throughout Bangladesh.
July 12th, 2021
Dr. Hameeda Hossain, the recipient of the Bangladesh Development Initiative’s 2021 Lifetime  Achievement Award, was honored in a virtual ceremony on June 26, 2021. The event attracted more than a hundred participants, including a distinguished panel…
July 8th, 2021
Selected Congratulatory Tributes to Dr. Hameeda Hossain on Receiving the BDI Lifetime Achievement Award 2021