Global Development & Research Initiative (GDRI)

Dedicated for Research & Development


Training on "How to improve lessons plan"
Total participants will be 280 teachers.

Date: 10th May, 2017 

Location: Chandkhali union Porisodh auditorium, GDRI own office premises, Tala union Porisodh auditorium, union & Dumuriya Porisodh auditorium

Seminar on “Early Childhood Parental Intervention & Parental Invlovement in Bangladesh"   Speaker: Dr.Asadul Islam Associate professor, Monash University, Australia
Venue: CSS Ava center, Khulna


"Investing in our Future: The Early Childhood Intervention and Parental Involvement in Bangladesh"  
Date: 21-29 March, 2017.  Teachers attend a six days training program. Each day two sessions was carried out to prepare teachers for teaching children and for home visit.  

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Can microcredit improve food security among the rural poor?
Asad Islam, Chandana Maitra, Debayan Pakrashi and Russell Smyth

Published by: Ideas for India

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Primary and secondary education: What's happening on the ground 

Asad Islam

Published by: The Financial Express

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The governance of Global Development & Research Initiative (GDRI) has two formal tiers, a Governing Body and an Advisory committee. The latter may include a maximum of 16 distinguished scholars and practitioners. The Chairperson and the members of the GDRI Governing Body are nominated on a rotation basis by the executive members.

Advisory committee: The executive committee can appoint an advisory committee which shall be consisting by the 15 members and it will be selected amongst the socially established or VIP persons in Bangladesh or abroad.

The advisory committee member has no voting right in the EC and EC meeting. EC can remove any member of the advisory committee in any time without any cause.

The Governing Body runs GDRI, with administrative responsibilities performed by an Executive Director under the guidance of the Chairperson. Given its unique nature, GDRI aims at combining the flexibility of a network and the disciplines of an organization - and for obvious reasons, the process part and consultative consensus building dominate the nature of governance.