Dr. Samar Verma, Senior Programme Specialist of International Development Research Centre (IDRC) visited BIGD, BRAC University on 25 October, 2017. Dr. Sultan Hafeez Rahman welcomed him at BIGD and discussed vision, mission, objectives, targeted outputs and utilization of funds in Phase II. He also expressed sincere appreciation to IDRC for the grant provided to BIGD over last three years (under the Think Tank Initiative (TTI) phase II) which has enabled so many of the accomplishments including two annual flagship publications of BIGD to be sustained by the IDRC grant. BIGD is receiving core funding from TTI as one of the two think tanks in Bangladesh.
Later, Dr. Verma participated in a number of meetings with Research team, Communications team and Finance, Administration, IT & HR team. Different teams made separate presentations on the responsibilities, activities, the ways of works, achievements, and the targets/plans of each team to be achieved in 2018 and further on.