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Welcome to dRi

Development Research Initiative


Development Research Initiative (dRi) is a leading independent consultancy, research, and evaluation center. dRi conducts dynamic research and analysis on a wide range of issues related to development, international aid, NGOs, markets, and the state. Since its inception in 2012, dRi has completed a wide array of research projects, building its reputation for generating high-quality evidence of what works in development practice. dRi research is intellectually stimulating and effective for the development of practitioners and policy reformers, by applying academic skills and creativity to real-world challenges. dRi offers the rare combination of academics and exceedingly trained field researchers, with expertise in both qualitative and quantitative research methods, tools and techniques. Offering a wide range of immaculately trained field researchers and experienced academicians, till date dRi has proudly accomplished more than 200 research projects, worked with 90+ development partners, and has contributed to more than 15 thematic areas.

Our Research process

1. Sound Methodology

dRi applies robust quantitative tools for counterfactual analysis, , including Randomized Control Trials (RCT)  Read more >>

2. Instrument Development

dRi develops the data collection tools in close conjunction with the partner, and in alignment with the research Read more >>

3. Interactive Training

The need for quality of data cannot be overemphasized in conducting any primary research. A thorough training Read more >>

4. Data Collection

On deployment to the field, dRi’s data collection team is typically billeted inside the target community. In addition Read more >>

5. Data Management

dRi’s in-house team is capable to develop survey software for various data collection platforms such as Survey Read more >>

6. Data Analysis

dRi consisted a strong team with various academic background for data analysis of both qualitative and quantitative Read more >>

7. Computer Assisted Telephone Interviewing (CATI)

Computer Assisted Telephone Interviewing (CATI) is an interviewing mode in which an electronic device Read more >>

8. Online Base Training

Due to COVID19, dRi initiated Work from Home for all staffs. Also, on-site training session is not a rational choice Read more >>

9. Project Presentation

dRi develops the data collection tools in close conjunction with the partner, and in alignment with the research Read more >>

dRi at a Glance & COVID-19 Protocol

Our Partners

News & Events

dRi is Administering Gender Audit Across the Country

News | 12 Dec, 2022

Women’s Voice and Leadership- Bangladesh (WVLB) Project is part of Canada’s Women’s Voice and Leadership Program, which supports local and ...[] Read More