Institute of Education and Development, BRAC University, Dhaka, Bangladesh
Partner Institution Coordinator: Dr Manzoor Ahmed
Dr Manzoor Ahmed is Senior Advisor, Institute of Educational Development, BRAC University, Dhaka, Bangladesh (BU-IED). He was convenor of the widely respected Education Watch (produced by the Campaign for Popular Education) until 2005. Formerly he was Senior Education Adviser and Associate Director of Programme Division, UNICEF, New York and Country Director in China, Ethiopia and Japan; Senior Researcher/Associate Director of the International Council for Educational Development, Connecticut, USA; Head of the Department of Educational Administration at the Institute of Education and Research, Dhaka University; and chief of Education Reforms Implementation Unit, Ministry of Education in Pakistan. He has served as consultant to the Ministry of Education and Ministry of Primary and Mass Education in Bangladesh for the PRSP and other policy papers. Dr Ahmed has a long standing interest in Education for All issues, especially as they relate to policy and planning, access and equity, non-formal education, and rural educational provision. For CREATE, Manzoor is the Co-ordinator of the partner institution activities at the Institute of Educational Development, BRAC University.
- Bangladesh CAR - Country Analytic Review of Primary and Secondary Education
- Video presentation
- PTA 34 - Debating Diversity in Provision of Universal Primary Education in Bangladesh
- PTA 57 - The Sector-wide Approach in Bangladesh Primary Education: A Critical View
- Bangladesh Policy Brief 3
- Bangladesh Policy Brief 4
Altaf is a Team Leader in the Research Policy Studies and Advocacy Unit in BRAC University Institute of Educational Development in Bangladesh. Working with Dr. Manzoor Ahmed and others, he has contributed to several of the annual Education Watch publications. He was part of a team that designed, planned and implemented a large community and school survey for CREATE in Bangladesh. He has also written several monographs for CREATE and is completing his doctorate in education from the University of Sussex. His research interests include education assessment and evaluation.
- PTA 48 - Age in Grade Congruence and Progression in Basic Education in Bangladesh
- PTA 49 - School Drop Out in Bangladesh: New Insights from Longitudinal Evidence
- PTA 51 - Poverty, Equity and Access to Education in Bangladesh
- Bangladesh Policy Brief 5
Md. Abul Kalam
Kalam Md. Abul is a Research Associate BU-IED in Bangladesh. In CREATE he works as a researcher. His research interests include access to education, assessment, formal and non formal education.
Zia-Us-Sabur is a senior research associate at the BU-IED and has recently embarked on an international professional doctorate in Education (EdD) in Sussex School of Education. His EdD is the outcome of an inter-institutional arrangement between University of Sussex and BU-IED. His work is closely linked to CREATE. His research interests include local level educational planning and management involving both state and non-state providers. He is also interested in non-formal education and lifelong learning.
Layli works for BU-IED.