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DEEP Challenge Fund: Bangladesh engagement workshop

The DEEP Bangladesh team hosted an engagement workshop before hosting a launch event for the Challenge Fund grants in the country for local researchers.

The workshop was hosted on 8 May in Dhaka.

The workshop aimed to introduce DEEP and the DEEP Challenge Fund, to understand how DEEP can complement or support Bangladeshi researchers and ongoing and planned research into extreme poverty, to discuss priority areas for future research to inform the strategy and scope of the DEEP Challenge Fund and to explore how DEEP can best deliver policy impact.

Distinguished Guests included:  M A Mannan, MP; Former Minister, Ministry of Planning and Dr Mashiur Rahman, Economic Affairs Advisor to the Honourable Prime Minister.

Presentations by: Binayak Sen, BIDS;  Towfiqul Islam Khan, CPD; Proloy Barua, BIGD; Amanda Lenhardt, DEEP team; Vidya Diwakar, DEEP team; Selim Raihan, SANEM; Lucy Scott, DEEP team; Umar Salam, DEEP team