Transition from BRAC RED to BRAC University

The Research and Evaluation Division (RED) of BRAC was established in 1975 as a multi-disciplinary independent research unit within the framework of BRAC. The division had played an integral role in designing BRAC’s development interventions, monitoring progress, documenting achievements, and undertaking impact assessment studies. It provided an analytical basis for BRAC’s programmatic decisions, fine-tuning it for better performance and making development efforts evidence-based, effective, and community-sensitive.

Seeking inspiration from RED and to bridge development practice with academic knowledge with a focus on professional and life skill development, resulted in the inception of BRAC University in 2001. The University was established with the mission to foster the national development process through the creation of a center of excellence in higher education that is responsive to society's needs, and able to develop creative leaders.

Being an independent entity and being associated with BRAC, the largest NGO in the world, gives BRAC University a unique opportunity to cultivate its research and knowledge base further through synergizing academic knowledge with learnings from development interventions. This eventually translated into the initial step towards the transition of BRAC RED. In 2018 BRAC RED was merged with three institutes of BRAC University. These institutions apply praxis-oriented approach and involve the community or group under study in the research process through transformation of tacit knowledge into action-oriented research that facilitates translation of research into global knowledge stream.

The three institutions that broadly reflect the main domain of BRAC:
  • BRAC James P Grant School of Public Health (JPGSPH)
  • BRAC Institute of Educational Development (BRAC IED)
  • BRAC Institute of Governance and Development (BIGD)

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