Bangladesh Institute of Development Studies
The Bangladesh Institute of Development Studies (BIDS) is a public multi-disciplinary organization which conducts policy oriented research on development issues facing Bangladesh and other developing countries. The mission of BIDS is to facilitate learning in development solutions by fostering policy dialogue and informed policy making as well as conducting training and evaluation. In that pursuit, BIDS is involved in collection and generation of socio-economic data, carrying out analytical research on current economic and social issues, and dissemination of research findings and knowledge on developmental concerns to support development planning and policy formulation. BIDS researchers also directly contribute to formulation of development policies through participation in government committees and task forces. The Institute serves as a conduit for dissemination of research output and development information through its publications (in the form of research reports, research monographs, quarterly journal, etc.), library, website and seminar programmes.