BDS - Center for Development Research (BDS- CDR) is a private consulting firm contributing its share to the enhancement of the multifaceted development efforts of the government and its national and international partners. It was founded in 2008 by a group of professionals and their associates with rich experience in university teaching and practical research. Since then, BDS-CDR has been actively engaged in providing professional consultancy services in areas of development to numerous national and international clients.
Thus far, BDS-CDR has successfully completed over 50 major study and training projects to the satisfaction of its clients. As a result, it has earned the trust of the Ethiopian government ministries, like the Ministry of Education, the Ministry of Agriculture and Natural Resources, the Ministry of Finance and Economic Cooperation, the Ministry of Urban Development and Housing, and the Ministry of Federal Affairs, and prominent international organizations, including UNICEF, UNDP, WFP, the World Bank, JICA, among many others.