â€œBRAC University champions the centrality of entrepreneurship as an engine of economic growth and a driving force that mitigates the challenges of unemployment. CEDâ€™s role as an entrepreneurship development institute is very critical to Bangladesh, especially today when successes of Bangladeshi entrepreneurs have earned the country global recognition and many accolades. CED benefits from BRACâ€™s unique position as the worldâ€™s largest development organization, and is an innovation-focused centre of the university that goes beyond traditional entrepreneurship expansion activities and works in the realms of micro-entrepreneurship, the interface of social and conventional businesses, and international collaborations which aim to engender new economic opportunities. Stamped into the DNA of CED is BRACâ€™s unique approach to end poverty through entrepreneurial development activities. This stance provides CED an unrivalled place in the area of entrepreneurship development.â€
Syed Saad Andaleeb, Ph.D.
Vice Chancellor, BRAC University,
Distinguished Professor Emeritus
Pennsylvania State University, USA
Editor, Journal of Bangladesh Studies