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Global Development & Research Initiative Foundation (GDRI)

Global Development & Research Initiative Foundation (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.

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

  • Workshop on “The Early Childhood Intervention and parental involvement in Bangladesh”Will be held 02 December 2019 at 9:30 am in the Auditorium of Hotel Castle Salam, Khulna.
  • 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

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.


  • 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