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Sultan Hafeez Rahman

Economist

Sultan Hafeez Rahman is the Executive Director of the BRAC Institute of Governance and Development (BIGD). He started his professional career at the Bangladesh Institute of Development Studies (BIDS) in 1975 and retired from the Asian Development Bank (ADB) as Director General, after two decade tenure. Throughout his professional career of 37 years, he worked in Cambodia, Thailand, Viet Nam, Malaysia, Republic of Korea, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Nepal, Bhutan, Sri Lanka, Maldives and Bangladesh, as well as 14 Pacific Island countries in the northern and southern Pacific Ocean region. Dr. Rahman has published on a wide range of economic issues. His current research interests are in the areas of economic growth and inequality, 'green growth,' macroeconomic policy, financial sector policy, governance and regional economic cooperation and integration.