IERC established in 2007 is an independent research entity within BRAC established to support BRAC’s programmes with relevant and rigorous evaluation. BIGD at BRAC University in Bangladesh oversees the research and evaluation activities of IERC. IERC aims to generate knowledge on the relevance and effectiveness of BRAC’s operations. Our vision is to make strategic contributions for BRAC programmes and international development agenda through rigorous, relevant, and well communicated knowledge.
IERC Central Team headquartered in Uganda coordinates IERC Country Research Teams currently in operation in five countries - Uganda, Tanzania, Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Afghanistan.
Dr. Imran Matin is our Executive Director and Dr. Munshi Sulaiman our Regional Research Lead respectively. We collaborate with BRAC programmes, renowned universities and research institutes, other development organisations, and governments to design, test, and disseminate our findings on different sectors in different countries.