Work Experience

Work Experience

Recent Interviews


Dr Mahabub Hossain Portrait of an Independent Researcher.

The Independent - May 16, 2014.


Book Review: Economics in Tales.

The Independent - Nov 24, 2013.


Book launching event.

Bangla News 24 - Nov 11, 2013.


Agriculture still important for economy.

Financial Express - Nov 09, 2013.


The tell of a prominent economist: Dr Mahabub Hossain.

Dhaka Tribune - Sept 01, 2013.


We are moving forward in agricultural sector.

Alokito Bangladesh - May 22, 2013.


More fund for fisheries, livestock needed.

The Daily Sun - June 1, 2013.


Dr. Mahabub Hossain selected one of the 500 most powerful people in the world.

The Daily ittefaq - May 4, 2013.


Dr. Mahabub Hossain selected one of the 500 most powerful people in the world.

Bangladesh Protidin - May 3, 2013.


Dr. Mahabub Hossain selected one of the 500 most powerful people in the world.

The New Nation - May 7, 2013.


Article on Its time to focus on nutrition.

The Daily Banik Barta - March 27, 2013.


Article on Achievement and Challenges.

The Daily Star - March 20, 2013.


Article on Food Security Guarantor are not Farmers Deprivation.

The Daily samakal - Dec 27, 2012.


Article on Necessity of Inventive Agricultural Development.

The Daily Banik Barta - Dec 16, 2012.


Article on Haor Conference".

The Daily samakal - Nov 22, 2012.


Article on food security".

The Daily samakal - Jun 27, 2012.


Exclusive interview on "Rural trade and transport have increased tremendously".

The Daily Star - Feb 15, 2012.


Article on socioeconomic development".

The Daily Banik Barta - Oct 16, 2012.

June 2007 to date: Executive Director, BRAC (Bangladesh Rural Advancement Committee)

March 1992 to June 2007: Economist and Head, Social Sciences Division, International Rice Research Institute (IRRI), Los Baños, Laguna, Philippines.

January 2000 to date: Additional responsibility as the Program Leader, Research and Development Linkages Program (2001-2003), Fragile Ecosystems Program (2004 to date).

April 1999 to January 2000: Additional responsibility as the Deputy Director General for Research (Interim), International Rice Research Institute, Los Baños, Laguna, Philippines.

February 1989 to February 1992: Director General, Bangladesh Institute of Development Studies (BIDS), Dhaka, Bangladesh.

July 1988 to Feuary 1989: Research Director, BIDS, Dhaka, Bangladesh.

July 1981 July 1988: Senior Research Fellow, BIDS, Dhaka, Bangladesh.

June 1977 to July 1981:  Research Economist, BIDS, Dhaka, Bangladesh.

March 1971-June 1977: Staff Economist, BIDS, Dhaka, Bangladesh.

June 1970 to March 1971: Staff Economist, Pakistan Institute of Development Economics (PIDE), Karachi, Pakistan.

Project management at IRRI

Coordinator,  Consortium for Unfavorable Rice Environments (Funded by ADB), 2004 to date.

Project Team Leader, “Accelerating Technology Adoption to Improve Rural Livelihoods for Rainfed Lowlands in the Indo-Gangetic Plains”, (Funded by IFAD), 2003 to date.

Project Team Leader, Dynamics of Livelihood Systems in Rural Bangladesh: Generation of Information for Facilitating Dialogues on Strategies and Policies for Reduction of Poverty (DOLSYS), (Funded by DFID), 2001 to 2004.

Principal Investigator, Impact of Rice Research on Poverty Alleviation in Bangladesh (with IFPRI), (Funded by CGIAR) 2000 to 2002.

Project Team Leader, Ecosystem Characterization, Technology Impact and Policy Analysis, IRRI Cross Ecosystem Program, 1997 to 2000.

Project Team Leader, Prioritization of Rice Research in Asia, (Funded by Rockefeller Foundation), 1993 to 1999.

Project Team Leader, Projections and Policy Implications for Medium and Long-term Rice Supply and Demand (in collaboration with IFPRI, funded by the Japanese government), 1992 to 1996.

Principal Investigator,  Differential Impact of Modern Rice Technology in Bangladesh (funded by Rockefeller Foundation), 1987 to 1990.

Management support at IRRI

Chairperson, Staff Task Force for the Preparation of IRRI’s Strategy “IRRI Towards 2020”,1995-96.

Chairperson, Staff Task Force for the Preparation of  “IRRI’s Medium Term Plan 1998-2000”, 1997-98.

Chairperson, Staff Task Force for the preparation of “IRRI’s Medium Term Plan 2002-2004”, 2001

Member, Staff Task Force for the preparation of IRRI’s Strategy “Bringing Hope, Improving Lives: IRRI’s Stratgic Plan 2007-2015”, 2005-06.

Interim Deputy Director General for Research April 1999- January 2000.