BRAC Institute of Governance and Development (BIGD) exists to create insights and evidence for more effective policy and practice for better development and governance outcomes, especially for the poor and vulnerable, through on-the-ground, rigorous research and capacity building.

BIGD has embarked on a Rapid Research Response (RRR) to COVID-19 with a special focus on the lives and livelihoods of the poor and vulnerable people in Bangladesh.


Covid-19: Community Resilience in Urban Informal Settlements

Foreword Around the world, the Covid-19 pandemic has exacerbated differences that already existed. Health outcomes and the economic impacts of resulting lockdowns have not been evenly distributed and inequalities have deepened.  […]

Managing multiple, intersecting crises

We are currently facing multiple, overlapping crises. Countries will need to build resilience to adapt to and recover from compounding shocks, especially in developing and fragile states. Vulnerable people and […]

Agile grant for young researchers for conducting small-scale, focused research on COVID-19
Challenges and prospects of youth employment in post Covid-19 scenarios
Chronic Poverty Report: Pandemic Poverty
Covid-19 infections in the slums: An anthropological exploration 
Covid-19 Learning, Evidence and Research Programme in Bangladesh (CLEAR)