Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN) – The South Asia Network of Economic Research Institute (SANEI) general body unanimously decided to locate its secretariat at the Bangladesh Institute of Development Studies (BIDS) for the next five years.

The decision was made at a recent meeting of the general body of SANEI at Lahore, Pakistan, according to a press statement.

Prior to this decision, the SANEI secretariat was located at Pakistan Institute of Developing Economics for the last five years.

At the meeting, MK Mujeri, Director General of BIDS, has been elected the new coordinator of SANEI.

SANEI is a regional initiative to foster networking among economic research institutions in South Asia. Non-profit economic research institutions in Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka are members of the network.

BBN/SS/SI/AD-18May09-1:37 am (BST)