A few years ago, after DDI’s Craig Warren Smith lectured in Dhaka, we were invited by Bangladesh’s prime minister to bring our Meaningful Broadband framework to that country. But we were not ready. We needed to go further in Indonesia where were testing our model in Indonesia’s regions and, quite frankly we did not have the right person to work with to drive Meaningful Broadband-Bangladesh.
But here in Seattle we began working with a bright young economics grad student in “development economics” named Dipanwita Barai, pictured above. She is DDI’s latest researcher with the right ideas and passion needed to do the job. She spent August 2018 in Bangladesh to consult with Bangladeshi stakeholders on the design and activation of test-market activity for Meaningful Broadband.