MPDD Seminar Series on "Exclusion, Service Delivery and Segmentation" by Dr. Sajjad Zohir, Director, Economic Research Group, Dhaka, Bangladesh
The presentation to be made on 19th August 2010 at MPDD/ESCAP draws upon several earlier works on exclusion and service delivery written by Dr. Sajjad Zohir. He 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 production.
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, and as a member of the now-defunct Regulatory Reform Commission, member of the Panel of Economists for the Sixth Five Year Plan.