IID is partnering with British Council to carry out a Library Landscape Assessment throughout Bangladesh.
Bangladesh’s library and information system has reached a crossroad where further development should depend on evidence-informed steps. This is where IID comes in with its research facility. IID is exploring library services and online information services available in the country and analyzing the information need of the people and the potentials of ICTs in improving the information services (both for library and online information access). Almost a year-long project, the study will be carried out nationwide with field survey among 7000 respondents in 35 districts.
Brendan McSharry, Country Director of British Council Bangladesh and Syeed Ahamed, CEO of IID signed a partnership agreement on 9 September 2014 to officially begin this endeavor.