The Bangladesh Centre for Advanced Studies (BCAS) is an independent, non-profit, non-government, policy, research, and implementation institute working on sustainable development (SD) at local, national, regional and global levels. BCAS addresses sustainable development through four interactive themes:
(a) Environment-development integration;
(b) Good governance and people’s participation;
(c) Poverty alleviation and sustainable livelihoods; and
(d) Economic growth and public-private partnership.
It was established in 1986, and over the years has grown to become a leading institute in the non-government sector in Bangladesh and South Asia.