Professional Membership

Professional Membership

Membership of policy making committees in Bangladesh:

Elected President, Asian Society for Agriculture Economist (2014-2017).

Member, Global Knowledge Advisory Commission of The World Bank.

Member, The National Task Force for the estimation of national incomes Bangladesh 1981

Chairperson, for the National Task force on Reconciliation of Estimates of Agricultural Production by the Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics and the Department of Agricultural Extension, 1988

Member, Pathakali (street children) Trust, Government of Bangladesh, 1990-91

Member, Board of Directors, Bangladesh Industrial Development Bank, 1990-92

Chairperson, National Task Force of Poverty Reduction set up by the First Caretaker Government, 1991.

Advisor, Bangladesh National Commission for Agriculture, 1997-99

Member, Governing Board, BRAC University, Bangladesh, 2007 to date

Member, Governing Board, North-South University, Bangladesh, 2008 to date

Member, Governing Board, Institute of Microfinance, Bangladesh, 2008 to date

Association with Professional Societies

Life Member, Bangladesh Economists Association.

Member, International Association of Agricultural Economists.

Member, Bangladesh Association of Agricultural Economists.

Member, Global Development Network.

Awards and Honors

Selected as one of the 500 most powerful people in the world by Foreign Policy – a global magazine of politics and economics.
UNDP Fellowship for graduate studies in the University of Cambridge England, 1972-76.
First Gold Medal from the Bangladesh Agricultural Economists Association (in 1985) in recognition of outstanding contribution to understanding the operation of rural economy in Bangladesh.