In April, 2014 BIGD Executive Director Dr. Sultan Hafeez Rahman held several meetings with number of distinguished personalities such as Ministers, Advisers to the Honorable Prime Minister and prominent academics and researchers regarding the research collaboration, capacity building and other relevant issues of BRAC Institute of Governance and Development (BIGD). Among others, Dr. Sultan Hafeez Rahman had meeting with Mr. Juan Miranda, Director General and Mr. Hun Kin, Deputy Director General of Asian Development Bank (ADB), Dr. Mashiur Rahman, Adviser to the Honorable Prime Minister, Economic Affairs, Dr. Gowher Rizvi, Adviser to Prime Minister, Dr. Mustaque R. Chowdhury, Vice Chairperson of BRAC, Mr. Firoz Shah Alam, Member, NBR, Mr. Zaidi Sattar, Chairman, Policy Research Institute (PRI).

Dr. Sultan Hafeez Rahman also attended a Seminar on ‘Improved Educational Outcomes for Rural Students’ as the Chief Guest on 21st April at BRAC Centre Inn. This Seminar was organised by BRAC Research and Evaluation Division (RED) in collaboration with Faculty of Business and Economics, Monash University under financial support from DFAT (AusAid). Further, Dr. Rahman attended another Seminar on ‘Trade and Investment for Higher Growth’ on 23rd April organised by Policy Research Institute (PRI) in collaboration with DFID.