Global Development & Research Initiative (GDRI)

Dedicated for Research & Development

Announcement

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


News

"Investing in our Future: The Early Childhood Intervention and Parental Involvement in Bangladesh"  
Date: 21-29 March, 2017.
Two weeks-long training program was organized to prepare teachers for teaching children at the pre-schools and for home visit.  

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Column/Perspectives

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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Welcome to

Global Development & Research Initiative (GDRI)

Global Development & Research Initiative (GDRI) is a non-profit research organization registered with the Registrar of Joint Stock Companies and Firms in Bangladesh. We conduct development research on issues related to gender, education, health, poverty, agriculture, food security, climate change and disaster in Bangladesh. We specialize in conducting surveys and field experiments to objectively evaluate different projects and programs and understand issues of public policy interest in Bangladesh. We build on strong team of international researchers who are interested to understand about socio-economic development in Bangladesh.                                                                                                                              

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Our Mission

Our mission is to make positive changes in the society, provide evidence based solution, and promoting social well-being. We work closely with universities and research organizations across the globe to produce evidence based results that could lead to important policy implication in Bangladesh.


Research

The Early Childhood Intervention and Parental Involvement in Bangladeshsh

Early childhood is widely recognised as a critical phase of human development, and interventions targeted at this stage have a farther reaching impact than those targeted later in life. Preschool education has been found to confer significant benefits on children in developed countries. 

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Workshop/
Seminar

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

    Seminar on the Improving Educational outcomes through parental involvement evidence from randomized experiment in Bangladesh held on 12th December 2014.
  • Seminar on the Randomized experiments to evaluate efficacy of greater parental involvement and supplementary teaching in Bangladesh held on 5th January 2015                               

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Publications

  • Teams, Organization and Education Outcomes: Evidence from a field experiment in Bangladesh  >>Download
  • Gender Bias in Parental Attitude: An Experimental Approach >>Download
  • Do Friends Improve Female Education? The Case of Bangladesh  >>Download
  • Parent-Teacher Meetings and Student Outcomes: Evidence from Field Experiments in Remote Communities  >>Download
  • Whose voice matters? An experimental examination of women empowerment in microfinance  >>Download

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Current Research

  • The Early Childhood Intervention and Parental Involvement in Bangladesh
  • Financial literacy and trading behaviour of small investors in stock market


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Completed Research

  • Can Learning Chess Improve Student Creativity? A field experiment in Bangladesh
  • Improving educational outcomes of female and disadvantaged primary school students: randomized experiments to evaluate efficacy of supplementary teaching in Bangladesh
  • Technology adoption, System of Rice Intensification and Food Security in rural Bangladesh

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