BRAC Institute of Governance and Development

About BRAC Institute of Governance and Development

BRAC Institute of Governance and Development (BIGD) is one of three institutes of BRAC University. By influencing policy and practice using rigorous research and by building fit-for-future capabilities through quality educational programmes, BIGD aims to promote innovation and improvement in governance and development processes, leading to a just and prosperous society.

BIGD has a special focus on identifying solutions to successful scaleup of policy interventions and development programmes because efficient, effective, and equitable scaleup of interventions/ programmes, even when based on sensible policies and sound theories, is frequently thwarted by major implementation constraints, leading to waste of resources without achieving the intended outcomes.

Over the years, BIGD has developed extensive experience in three broad thematic areas—economic development and growth, gender and social transformation, and governance and politics. Digitisation and climate change are emerging as strategically important cross-cutting agendas for BIGD, in which the institute is investing heavily.

Meet the team

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Maheen Sultan

Senior Fellow of Practice
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Iffat Jahan Antara

Research Associate
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Pragyna Mahpara

Research Associate

Zarine Anan Khondoker

Senior Officer - Knowledge Management and Communications