IDESS : The Research Institute
The Institute of Development, Environment and Strategic Studies (IDESS) is a research center housed within North South University. Though functionally autonomous, IDESS is within the administrative jurisdiction of NSU. Thus, while it enjoys the benefits of freedom and autonomy in setting up its research agenda, it also enjoys access over the resources of NSU.
With full capacity research facility, IDESS offers services and policy guidelines in diverse areas such as environment and urban development, agriculture and rural development, women's issues including family planning, child development, privatization, opinion polling industry studies, analysis of infrastructure, market analysis and evaluation of structural adjustment and stabilization policies.
Among the research projects that IDESS has undertaken are Gender Budget Project, Environment and Natural Resource Accounting, Backward Linkage Activities in Bangladesh's Textile Sector and Sustainable Use of Coastal Wetland.