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Day: May 15, 2019

Tales from My Professional Life – Nurul Islam

This special publication highlights Professor Nurul Islam’s reminiscences and the critical perspectives provided by three prominent economists of his generation, namely Professors Rehman Sobhan, Keith Griffin and Azizur Rahman Khan. They sketch a fascinating insight into the “initial conditions” marked by complex political and economic processes leading up to Bangladesh’s liberation war, and beyond.. pdf

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BIDS-WB Book Launch of “Stitches to Riches?”

Bangladesh can create millions of jobs in its garment sector by raising productivity of people and improving social and environmental compliance, the World Bank said in a book launching ceremony hosted jointly with Bangladesh Institute of Development Studies (BIDS) on 2 May 2016. The study Stitches to Riches? says, China is the largest apparel supplier

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BIDS Critical Conversation 2016 (April 23-24)

A two-day long conference was held at the BICC on 23 and 24 April, 2016 addressing the “Bangladesh Journey”. This was an opportunity to involve policy makers and a broad spectrum of academics, experts and civil society members in a genuine conversation on the journey so far, the current state of development, and critical challenges

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Pradeep Mitra and Kathryn Steinberger from World Bank visits BIDS

Dr. Pradeep Mitra, Senior Consultant, IEG Human Development and Economic Management Department, World Bank and Ms. Kathryn Steingraber, Evaluation Analyst, World Bank visited the Bangladesh Institute of Development Studies to discuss what impacts World Bank interventions in agriculture and rural development were generated, particularly in stimulating rural employment and reducing poverty. BIDS researchers felt that

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Memorial Meeting in honour of late Dr. Mahabub Hossain

A Memorial Meeting was held in honour of Late Dr. Mahabub Hossain, former DG, BIDS, in the BIDS Conference Room on 25 February, 2016 at 3 pm. The Director General of BIDS, Dr. KAS Murshid warmly welcomed the guests and invited Professor Wahiduddin Mahmud to chair the session. Later, a brief presentation on the life

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​BIDS book stall

As in the past, BIDS has set up a bookstall in the Bangla Academy premises this year as well as part of the annual “boi mela” held in commemoration of the martyrs of the language movement of 1952. The mela draws a large number of book lovers, academics, poets, novelists and writers along with students

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​Condolence Message

Dr. Mahabub Hossain, former Director General of BIDS (10/2/1989 to 9/2/1992) passed away at Cleveland Clinic, USA, on 3 January, 2016 (Around 2:00 am Bangladesh time this morning). (Inna lillah …).  He was 71 years old at the time of his death (02/01/1945 to 03/01/2016). Dr. Mahabub Hossain was an inspiring figure who will always

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Visit of Dr. M. Muqtada

Dr. Muhammed Muqtada, former director of policy planning in the employment sector, International Labour Organization (ILO), Geneva visited BIDS on 27th December, 2015 at 11:00am and shared his insights on current labour and employment issues facing Bangladesh. This prompted a lively and extremely productive discussion with the young researchers of BIDS. The discussion session ended

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P​rofessor Kaushik Basu visits BIDS

Chief Economist, World Bank, Professor Kaushik Basu visited BIDS on December 12, 2015 at 5:30 pm and engaged in a lively exchange with BIDS researchers, sharing his perspectives on development policy and views on a number of critical issues in development economics, particularly on markets, exchange, globalization, and the role of behaviour and human psychology.

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BIDS and Bonik Barta organized a colourful reception

BIDS and Bonik Barta organized a colourful reception in the city on 19 December, 2015 to honour two eminent economists of the country, Dr. Mohammad Farashuddin and Dr. Salehuddin Ahmed, both former Governors of the Bangladesh Bank with a distinguished record of service to the community and the nation. The event was attended by people

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A 7-member IMF Mission

A 7-member IMF Mission led by Dr. Lynge Nielsen, Senior Economist, Strategy, Policy and Review Unit, visited BIDS on 11 November, 2015. The delegation met with a 4-member team from BIDS led by its DG, Dr. K.A.S. Murshid and jointly reviewed emerging economic development challenges facing Bangladesh, as part of Article 4 consultations being currently

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Presentations from the BIDS Research ALMANAC, 2014-2015

The Bangladesh Institute of Development Studies (BIDS) organized a major dissemination event entitled “Presentations from the BIDS Research ALMANAC, 2014-2015″, which was held on 5 November, 2015. A daylong program was arranged for the occasion spread over two sessions. The Chief Guest in the morning session was the honorable planning minister, Mr. A H M

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​Research ALMANAC, 2014-2015

The Bangladesh Institute of Development Studies (BIDS) has organized a major dissemination event entitled “Presentations from the BIDS Research ALMANAC, 2014-2015″, to be held on 5 November, 2015. This is an annual event where BIDS researchers discuss their research findings based on recently concluded work before a distinguished public audience. A daylong program has been

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​Courtesy Call by the Pakistan High Commissioner in Dhaka

H.E. Shuja Alam, High Commissioner, High Commission of Pakistan, Dhaka and Ms. Fareena Arshad, Second Secretary (Pol), Political & Administration Wing, High Commission of Pakistan, Dhaka made a courtesy call on Dr. K A S Murshid, Director General, BIDS on October 19, 2015 at 11.00am. Dr. Binayak Sen, Research Director, BIDS also participated in the

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