On behalf of Bangladesh Institute of Governance and Management (BIGM) I would like to welcome and thank you all for showing your interest in BIGM. At the very outset it is good to be reminded of the elements that make BIGM unique. The most fundamental trait of BIGM is the uncompromising commitment to excellence in education, research and training, enshrined in the BIGM’s mission statement. All these can be lived out in practice each and every day in our class and supervision rooms, in our library and research lab, in our conference hall and computer lab. Even our spacious, eco-friendly and extensive greenery campus can mark the difference.
Over the last 13 years, BIGM has been offering Masters Programs on Governance and Public Policy (GPP), International Economic Relations (IER) and Human Resource Management (HRM). Ultimate aim is to equip mid level executives of both public and private sector with the knowledge, skills and competence so that they can effectively contribute in public policy formulation exercises and implementation thereof. As the national hub of public policy analysis BIGM is engaged in running 10-week long course on public policy on regular basis. Very recently, BIGM has started to impart training on Data Analytics: Statistical Modeling in R and Python, Hands-on Quantitative Analysis for Executives.
A culture of research is ingrained within BIGM’s academic and organizational fabric. Faculty members, officers and students are compulsorily required to conduct research on national priority areas. A biennial journal of Public Policy Analysis would be published at the end of this year .Work relating to publication of a book entitled ‘Governance and Public Policy’ is in progress.
We are reaching our hands outward to share our expertise, talents and resources with different academies, institutes, universities, research centres and think tanks working within the country and abroad. Thus we are working on different fronts with multipronged strategies to transform BIGM as a specialized Institute of international standard. We remain resolutely confident in BIGM’s ability to endure and contribute towards fulfilling our national dream to make our beloved country Bangladesh a happy prosperous nation. In effect, actually we are all trustees, nurturing BIGM on behalf of new generations that will be producing new ideas and tackling problems that we cannot even begin to imagine.