BRAC Institute of Governance and Development (BIGD)
BRAC Institute of Governance and Development (BIGD), BRAC University is a centre of policy research and academic excellence. It was established in June 2013 through the merger of the Institute of Governance Studies (IGS) and the BRAC Development Institute (BDI). As a post graduate resource centre, BIGD is devoted to specialised research on a range of governance and development concerns, as well as the nexus between the two intertwined areas.
Pursue rigorous, evidence-based research and knowledge to inform and influence public policies aimed at ending the most inequitable forms of human deprivation.
A just and prosperous society.
BIGD’s goal is to contribute to improved governance through all areas of its work, leading to positive changes in the lives of people at large. In other words, BIGD would contribute to advancing social justice and greater prosperity for all by conducting high quality research on issues of governance and development, develop and pursue independent and neutral research agenda to best address local needs. By creating and disseminating knowledge based on its research and academic programmes, building human capacity and adding value, by engaging in public debate and informing public policy BIGD would serve its mission and achieve its vision.See more