- Bangladesh Institute of Development Studies (BIDS)
The Bangladesh Institute of Development Studies (BIDS), also known as Bangladesh Unnayan Gobeshona Protishthan, is a leading multi-disciplinary autonomous public research organization in Bangladesh. It conducts policy research on a wide range of development issues related to Bangladesh and other developing countries. BIDS was established in June 1957 as the Pakistan Institute of Development Economics (PIDE). After the emergence of Bangladesh, the Institute renamed as Bangladesh Institute of Development Studies (BIDS). Bangladesh Unnayan Gobeshona Protishthan is situated at Agargaon in Sher-e-Bangla Nagar, Dhaka, Bangladesh. Today, BIDS has recognized as a reputed think tank not only in Bangladesh but also around the world. The Institute is managed by a powerful Board of Trustees under the supervision of the Minister of Planning, Government of Bangladesh.
BIDS has the following Research Divisions:
• Agriculture and Rural Development Division (ARDD)
• General Economics Division (GED)
• Human Resources Development Division (HRDD)
• Industry and Physical Infrastructure Division (IPID)
• Population Studies Division (PSD)
According to the Lauder Institute’s (of the University of Pennsylvania), “2014 Global Go To Think Tank Report” BIDS has ranked 97th among top one-hundred Think Tanks of the world. Among the directly Government associate top one-hundred Think Tanks, the Institute ranked 33th, and 17th among top Think Tanks in South Asia and the Pacific.
The Institute publishes a quarterly English journal “Bangladesh Development Studies (BDS)” and annually it publishes a Bangla journal “Bangladesh Unnayan Samikkhya” . Bangladesh Institute of Development Studies’ library accredited as the largest social sciences library in Bangladesh which includes more than 140,000 books, journals, documents and microfiches.
Bangladesh Institute of Development Studies (BIDS):
E-17 Agargaon, Sher-e- Bangla Nagar,
GPO Box # 3854, Dhaka-1207, Bangladesh
Telephone: 880-02-8110759, 9143441-8
Published Date: 29/01/2015