BIGD signs MoU with Access to Information (a2i) Programme
BRAC Institute of Governance and Development (BIGD), BRAC University signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Access to Information (a2i) Programme of Prime Minister's Office (PMO) on 21 June, 2016 at Prime Ministers Office, TDhaka. Dr. Sultan Hafeez Rahman, Executive Director, BIGD, and Mr. Kabir Bin Anwar, Director General (Admin), PMO and Project Director, A2i programme signed the agreement.
Dr. Sultan Hafeez Rahman and Mr. Kabir Bin Anwar are seen (From left to right) signing the MoU
Under the MoU, BIGD will be conducting impact assessments and evaluations and Cost Benefit Analysis of a2i’s various programs and inititiaves. BIGD will also conduct research on ideas to provide service through a2i programme. BIGD and a2i will also jointly organize internal workshops quarterly to discuss areas of interest, innovations and new directions.
Followed by the MoU signing ceremony, a discussion meeting held between delegation from BIGD and officials from a2i. In the discussion, the importance of administrative data for research purposes are stressed. It is further highlighted that such data generated in various public agencies including Implementation Monitoring and Evaluation Division (IMED) can be shared through A2I in digitized format.
Among others, Dr. Wahid Abdallah, Dr. Md. Shanawez Hossain, Mohammad Ashikur Rahman, Researchers from BIGD, and senior officials from a2i were present at the event.