Celebrating Abed Bhai and BRAC: Ideas and Relevance for Social Science Research

Dr Shahaduz Zaman, Lead Researcher of the Historicizing BRAC Project, delivered a speech on the formative years of BRAC in a talk organized by BIGD to commemorate the organization’s founder, Fazle Hasan Abed, on his second death anniversary. The session reflected on the significance of BRAC’s developmental history for social science research. The discussion, moderated by Dr Imran Matin, Executive Director, BIGD and advisor to the project, highlighted the emergence of BRAC and an independent Bangladesh, and the distinct political and developmental trajectories of the 1970s.

The Historicizing BRAC Project is a joint initiative of BIGD and BRAC to document the organization’s history of development. Learn more about the project here.