Partnerships

BIGD and CIG Sign MOU to Enhance Public Service Delivery in Bangladesh and Beyond

Joint Press Release between the BRAC Institute of Governance and Development and the Chandler Institute of Governance

BANGLADESH and SINGAPORE, 6 JULY 2021 — The Chandler Institute of Governance (CIG) and Bangladesh’s BRAC Institute of Governance and Development (BIGD) entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on 6 July 2021.

The MOU establishes a partnership between both organisations to drive collaboration in designing and delivering innovative capacity building initiatives, the joint development of knowledge products, and communities of practice for public officers in Asia.

BIGD is a regional centre of excellence for governance, development and policy research at BRAC University based in Bangladesh.

The signing ceremony was held virtually due to the COVID-19 global crisis, and the MOU was signed by Dr Imran Matin, Executive Director of BIGD; and Mr Wu Wei Neng, Executive Director of CIG.

“BIGD is committed to enhancing the capabilities of public officials with one of the best Masters programs in Bangladesh with a goal of making our students effective agents of change. In 2020 we have renewed this ambition by reviewing and upgrading our Masters in Governance and Development program. This partnership with CIG is timely and extremely important for a more impactful effort in the region.”
Dr Imran Matin
Executive Director of BRAC Institute of Governance and Development (BIGD)

Mr Wu Wei Neng, Executive Director of CIG, also expressed CIG’s strong support for the partnership between both organisations:

“CIG is a non-profit organisation dedicated to supporting governments and public officers in the important work they do. Both organisations share a common goal in strengthening public leadership and public service delivery. As a centre for research on policy and development interventions, BIGD will be a valuable partner in our collaboration.”
Mr Wu Wei Neng
Executive Director of the Chandler Institute of Governance

About BRAC Institute of Governance and Development (BIGD)

BRAC Institute of Governance and Development (BIGD) is an independent, social science research and post-graduate teaching centre at BRAC University based in Bangladesh. BIGD works towards promoting innovation and improvement in governance and development processes for a just and prosperous society, by influencing policy and practice using rigorous research and by building fit-for-future capabilities through quality educational programmes.

For more news and information, visit http://bigd.bracu.ac.bd/ or follow BIGD on Twitter, and Facebook and LinkedIn

About the Chandler Institute of Governance (CIG)

The Chandler Institute of Governance (CIG) is an international non-profit organisation, headquartered in Singapore. We believe in a world where citizens have a deep sense of trust in their governments and public institutions, and where nations are governed by principled, wise leaders supported by an effective civil service. Trust and effective governance serve as a strong foundation for national development and prosperity. CIG supports governments in building government talent, leadership and public service capabilities through training programmes, research initiatives and advisory work. We are not affiliated with any national government or political party, and we do not represent any partisan or commercial interests.

For more news and information, visit https://www.chandlerinstitute.org/ or follow CIG on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn @ChandlerINST


For media clarifications, please contact:

Zehad Al Mehedi (Mr)
Communications Officer
BRAC Institute of Governance and Development (BIGD), BRAC University
Email: zehad.mehedi@bracu.ac.bd

Rabita Shadin Chowdhury
Research Associate
BRAC Institute of Governance and Development (BIGD), BRAC University
Email: rabita.chowdhury@bracu.ac.bd

Dominic GABRIEL (Mr)
Communications Manager
Chandler Institute of Governance
Email: Dominic.Gabriel@Chandlerinstitute.org

Shanice KOH (Ms)
Executive, Programmes and Partnerships
Chandler Institute of Governance
Email: Shanice.Koh@Chandlerinstitute.org