Human Development Research Centre (HDRC) is a leading research organization in Bangladesh. It has earned reputation and credibility in the domain of socio-economic studies since 1999. HDRC has accomplished over 250 contemplative studies on multifarious issues. Guided by the objective ‘Humane development through research and action’– HDRC, through its quality research outputs, has achieved a commendable position in the field of development thinking. Besides large scale primary quantitative data and qualitative information-based research, HDRC has an impressive track record of conducting policy research and research-based advocacies which have provided insight into the way people think and make decisions.
The researchers working in this centre possess high level of competence to deeply understand critical national and international issues, make error-free statistical analysis and write sound report. HDRC experts are very capable to cover hard-to-reach areas and indigenous communities and collect primary data using scientific survey formats. Aided with a strong management, the organization in coherence with the needs of the assignment engages its most appropriate experts. It has proven ability and considerable experience to work with all the major Government authorities, national and international NGOs, UN agencies and development partners in Bangladesh.
Research ethics, gender norms, equal opportunities in work, positive discrimination towards the disadvantaged ones are strictly adhered in HDRC. The centre is located in Dhaka, Bangladesh in its own premise with a conference-cum-training centre. It is equipped with all state-of-the-art technologies. The research centre has a complete automated data entry system. It has strong and stable financial standing and maintains regular external audit. A system of TQM (Total Quality Management) is instituted in HDRC. The organization is governed by a board of advisors, that meets once a year and provides policy guidance. The board of advisors selects one Chief Advisor (Hon.), who assumes the responsibility of heading the organization. As a legal entity, HDRC is a partnership firm established under the Partnership Act and registered with Registrar of Firms, Ministry of Commerce.