The Fourth Annual Master’s in Development Practice (MDP) Summit took place from Sunday, February 5, through Friday, February 10, 2012 at BRAC Centre for Development Management (BCDM) facility in Savar, Dhaka, Bangladesh, with the support of the summit host, BRAC Development Institute (BDI). Representatives (vice chancellors, rectors, deans, directors, and others) from all 22 MDP programs and 5 universities that are interested in developing MDP programs were in attendance, bringing together close to 70 individuals representing 18 different countries; a truly global gathering.
Citizenship, a research wing of BDI is conducting a research on “The Social Impact of Microfinance on Gender Norms and Behavior,” in collaboration with Institute of Microfinance, the Population Council in New York. The research constituted of 300 rural and urban PSU’s (Primary Sampling Units) located all over Bangladesh. A community survey and mapping have been conducted in Phase I of this research.