Policy Research Institute - PRI Bangladesh

The Policy Research Institute of Bangladesh (PRI) is a private, nonprofit, nonpartisan research organization dedicated to promoting a greater understanding of the Bangladesh economy, its key policy challenges, domestically, and in a rapidly integrating global marketplace.

Programs and Partnerships

In addition to research activities, PRI's programs include dissemination activities through a number of channels, e.g. newspapers, TV, and holding of and participation in discussion seminars in which PRI staff members might be organizers, session chairs, or resource persons. In addition, PRI has been providing technical inputs to economic ministries of government as well as business chambers. In partnership with local and international knowledge partners, PRI has undertaken technical assistance assignments with several economic ministries (e.g. Ministry of Finance, National Board of Revenue, Bangladesh Bank, Board of Investment, Ministry of Commerce) to help build capacities and support formulation of policy responses to domestic and international economic events. The partners and agencies with which PRI is involved are listed below.

a)  Policy support to Government in the following ministries: We have been providing technical and policy support to Government in the following ministries.

  • Ministry of Finance

Govt. of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh
Sher-e-Bangla Nagar, Dhaka

  • Planning Commission

Govt. of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh
Sher-e-Bangla Nagar

  • National Board of Revenue

Segun Bagicha,

  • Bangladesh Bank

Motijheel, Dhaka-1000

  • Ministry of Commerce/Bangladesh Tariff Commission

Tariff Commission
Ministry of Commerce
Segun Bagicha, Dhaka-1000

  • Prime Minister's Office

Old Sangsad Bhan
Tejgaon, Dhaka-1215

b)  Media partner:

  • The Financial ExpressWe contribute articles that are published in The Financial Express

Tropicana Tower (4th Floor),
45 Topkhana Road,
Dhaka- 1000.

c)     Local knowledge partner:

  • Bangladesh Institute of Development Studies (BIDS)- BIDS is our strategic partner in  knowledge sharing and arranging workshops.

E-17 Agargaon, Sher-e- Bangla Nagar,
GPO Box # 3854, Dhaka-1207

  • Asian Tiger Capital Partners Limited- PRI maintains a joint-research partnership with Asian Tiger Capital Partners Limited. Research papers prepared jointly by AT Capital and PRI are published on AT Capital Bi-Weekly Publications. DI has formed partnership with PRI in carrying out researches related to field surveys.

UTC Building, Level 16
8 Panthapath, Dhaka-1215

  • Data International Ltd.(DI)- has formed partnership with PRI in carrying out  researches related to field surveys.

House 21, Road 11,
Sector 6,
Uttara, Dhaka-1230

d)   Private Sector Partnerships and Advisory Activities:

  • The Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FBCCI)-

Federation Bhaban (2nd Floor)
60, Motijheel C/A, Dhaka-1000.

  • Metropolitan Chambers of Commerce and Industry (MCCI)- We provide technical support in the preparation of policy papers for the government and hold joint seminars and workshops.

Chamber Building
122-124, Motijheel C/A,

  • Yunus Center (established by Nobel Laureate Dr. Muhammad Yunus)

Grameen Bank Bhaban
Mirpur - 2, Dhaka -1216

  • South Asia Network of Economic Research Institutes (SANEI) 

Bangladesh Institute of Development Studies (BIDS) 
E-17 Agargaon, Sher-e-Bangla Nagar 
GPO Box # 3854, Dhaka-1207, Bangladesh 
T: 88-02-9118324 
F: 88-02-8181237

  • Bangladesh Institute of Development Studies (BIDS)
    E-17 Agargaon, Sher-e-Bangla Nagar 
    GPO Box # 3854, Dhaka-1207, Bangladesh 
    Telephone: 880-02-8110759, 9143441-8
    Fax: 880-2-8113023

  • South Asian Network on Economic Modeling (SANEM)

SANEM Dhaka Secretariat
Flat # K-5, House # 1/B
Road # 35, Gulshan 2
Dhaka 1212
Ph: +88(02)8813075
Fx: +88(02)9883445
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e)     International knowledge partners:

  • PDP Australia Pty Ltd- We have a strategic partnership with PDP and are working on a project calledStrengthening Public Expenditure Management Program—Deepening of Medium Term Budgetary Framework” with them.

Australia Head Office
Suite 02, Level 11, 157 Walker Street
North Sydney NSW 2060, Australia.

  • African Center for Economic Transformation (ACET)- ACET formed a strategic partnership with PRI in which PRI will serve as a strategic advisor; supporting ACET by contributing relevant lessons from Bangladesh experience to the development agenda of Africa, collaborate on selected research topics and, at the request of ACET, indentify experts from Bangladesh to undertaker specific assignments.

50 Liberation Road
Ridge Residential Road
Accra, Ghana

  • Bangladesh Development Initiative (BDI)partnered with PRI in the publication of the Journal of Bangladesh Studies (JBS). In this venture PRI will be responsible for the local printing and circulation of JBS in Bangladesh.

Head Office of BDI:
5541 Bondy Drive
Erie PA 16509

Washington Office BDI:
15160 SE 54th Place
Bellevue WA 98006

f)   International agencies for which PRI has provided consultancy services are as follows :

  • World Bank, IFC
  • Asian Development Bank (ADB)
  • IMF
  • UNDP
  • International Growth Centre (IGC), London School of Economics. We are working on three research studies relating to Regional Transit, Reforms of the tax System, and Challenges to Export Diversification.
  • United States Agency for International Development (USAID)
  • Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA)- We are in the process of producing a report analyzing the conditions required to increase the annual growth rate of the Bangladesh economy to 8% or 9% by the year 2020.