Earlier this month the Impact Initiative brought Bangladeshi development leaders together with researchers focused on the country, to explore what has made Bangladesh’s development so successful, and the role that research has played in this success. Zahir Ahmed, Nizam Ahmed and Emma Crewe took part in this ‘Bangladesh in Focus’ event to discuss our parliamentary scrutiny work. Nizam was subsequently interviewed about what impact he feels DfID’s support for research like ours is making in Bangladesh.

To read more about the ‘Bangladesh in Focus’ event, and common themes arising from both the conference and interviews, Elaine Mercer at the Institute for Development Studies has produced a blog ‘Bangladesh in focus: successful development through inclusive and sustainable research’.