MPDD Seminar Series
"Exclusion, Service Delivery and Segmentation"
Dr. Sajjad Zohir
Director, Economic Research Group
19 August 2010
MPDD meeting room 7B
Sajjad Zohir graduated from Dhaka University , and later completed his
PhD in Economics from the University of Toronto in 1988. He had worked
as a Senior Research Fellow at the Bangladesh Institute of Development
Studies till 2005 before establishing the Economic Research Group. His
research during the 1990's was mostly on trade, SAM-based macro
modeling, food policy, microcredit, NGO deliveries and agricultural
Dr. Zohir spent several years as an international
consultant in leading MDG costing exercises in Nepal and Pakistan;
preparing the first MDG country report in Cambodia; and evaluating
programmes supporting national development strategies in Mongolia and
Cambodia. His recent works take closer looks into the activities of
development practitioners and the knowledge paradigm within which they
operate. Many of the latter works may be found in www.ergonline.org.
Dr. Zohir regularly contributed to policy making in Bangladesh, as a
member of technical committee in the Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics,
member of the now-defunct Regulatory Reform Commission, member of the
Panel of Economists for the Sixth Five Year Plan.
The presentation to be made on 19th August 2010 at MPDD/ESCAP draws
upon several earlier works on exclusion and service delivery; and a
paper remains to be written.