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iDev – A global think tank and catalyst for social change using ICTs

What We Do

We solve our partners’ challenges, help them to recognize new opportunities and unforeseen risks, provide them with effective solutions, and assist them in developing critical human resources. Localized Knowledge on Socio-Economic Development and Public Policy, Real-World Technological Expertise, Interdisciplinary Workforce, and Global as well as Regional Strategic Partnerships are the core strength elements of our organization.

 

Our work concentrates on the following areas: Health, Education, Agriculture, Water & Sanitation, Climate Change & Disaster Management, Governance, Livelihood, Disability & Rehabilitation, Communications, Media, & Technology, Girls & Women Empowerment, Youth Development, and Cybersecurity & Privacy. We offer below services for a wide range of organizational needs to help them work smarter and achieve the expected goals.

Data-driven Research & Development

 

  • Data-driven policy research and advocacy
  • Baseline & endline survey, need assessment, feasibility study, action research, and experimental & exploratory research
  • Project monitoring and impact evaluation
  • Pure basic research and applied research
  • Data analytics and development intelligence

Technology Consulting

 

  • Information process analysis and ICT strategy development for systematic improvement of organizational processes
  • Integration of advanced technological knowledge and practices like Data Mining, SNA, GIS, HCI, and Image Processing for better service delivery
  • Innovation and technological change management
  • ICT training and capacity building

Innovation and Entrepreneurship

 

  • Develop new products & services and strategy for commercialization  
  • Support new business ideas, from conception and planning through pitching and seed funding
  • Capacity development of social entrepreneurs through mentorship and coaching
  • Create networking opportunities for incubators, accelerators, and investors

About Us

 

iDev, Inc. is an inclusive platform for development research, technology policy consultancy, and innovative social entrepreneurship development for fostering sustainable development in Global South.

 

Our goal is to bridge the gap between information and communication technology based development solutions, policy initiatives, and community-level interventions through evidence-based research and social innovation undertaken by multidisciplinary teams.

Team

We understand the success secrets of the world's most successful business teams.

Mridul Chowdhury
Mridul Chowdhury
  • Founder and CEO, mPower Social Enterprises, Ltd.
  • Co-founder, D.Net
  • Researcher, Harvard Center for International Development
  • Consultant, UNDP and Ministry of Planning, Bangladesh
  • Master in Public Administration in International Development (MPA/ID) from Harvard University
Mridul Chowdhury
Dr. Faheem Hussain
Dr. Faheem Hussain
  • Consultant, UN APCICT
  • Research Fellow, LIRNEasia
  • ICT4D Specialist, Access to Information (a2i) Programme, Prime Minister’s Office, Bangladesh
  • MS in Telecommunications Management from Oklahoma State University
  • PhD and MSc in Engineering and Public Policy (EPP) from Carnegie Mellon University
Dr. Faheem Hussain
Imran Chowdhury
Imran Chowdhury
  • e-Governance Consultant, Bangladesh Enterprise Institute (BEI)
  • Founder and Chief Editor, ict4d.org
  • Operations Manager, Bangladesh Youth Leadership Center (BYLC)
  • MA in International Development & Social Change (IDSC) from Clark University
Imran Chowdhury
Hasib Ahsan
Hasib Ahsan
  • ICT Head of Operations, USAID Agricultural Extension Support Activity
  • Team Lead, Satellite, Remote Sensing and Geodata Driven Precision Agriculture Project
  • Senior Program Manager, iStrategy Ltd.
  • Master in Development Studies (MDS) from North South University
Hasib Ahsan

Contact us

Drop us a line or give us a ring. We love to hear from you and are happy to answer any questions.

USA Office

7104 Glendower Rd
Raleigh, NC-27613

Korea Office

Apt 503, State University of New York in Korea (SUNY Korea)
19 Songdo Moonhwa-Ro, Yeonsu-Gu.
Incheon, Korea 21985

Bangladesh Office

Apt 6B, House 560, Road 8
Baitul Aman Housing, Adabor
Mohammadpur, Dhaka 1207