As part of the recent merger of IGS and BRAC Development Institute (BDI) under the new header of BRAC Institute of Governance and Development (BIGD), a retreat for the senior management staff members of the two institutes was held on 23 and 28 December 2013.

The first round of the retreat was held in BDI Conference room on 23rd and the second round on 28th December at IGS conference room. The meeting agenda included BIGD objectives and vision, core research priorities, staffing structures and organogram, consulting services and financial issues. The discussion was moderated by Dr. Salehuddin Ahmed, the former Pro Vice Chancellor of BRAC University.