Strengthening capacity for evidence-based policymaking in Bangladesh

Statistical tools can be critical to support evidence-based policy making. Recently, I was delighted to award officials from the Governance Innovation unit (GIU) of the Prime Minister’s Office of Bangladesh with a Certificate of Accomplishment. They successfully completed a STATA training program delivered by IFPRI staff under the Compact2025 initiative. The Certificate Award Ceremony followed >> Read more

BRAC founder named World Food Prize Laureate

IFPRI extends its heartfelt congratulations to BRAC Founder and Chairperson Sir Fazle Hasan Abed, who was just announced as this year’s World Food Prize laureate. Sir Fazle has worked tirelessly for more than 40 years to tackle poverty and hunger in Bangladesh and beyond, and has been instrumental in helping Bangladesh meet the Millennium Development >> Read more

Bangladesh Prime Minister Calls for Research to Support Development

Bangladesh has made remarkable progress towards the Millennium Development Goals (MDG). During my visit this week with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina together with Akhter Ahmed, leader of IFPRI’s Bangladesh Policy Research and Strategy Support Program (PRSSP), I applauded her on her able and dynamic leadership. At our meeting, Prime Minister Hasina emphasized the importance of >> Read more