August 16, 2022, 12:30 am

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2021-07-04 08:10:55 BdST

Dr. Nazneen Ahmed joins UNDP as Country Economist

Dr. Nazneen Ahmed has joined the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Dhaka Office as the Country Economist.

She will provide policy and strategic advice on various activities of UNDP Bangladesh aimed at sustainable development. She will also collaborate with the Asia-Pacific regional network of country economists, according to a statement.

Dr. Nazneen has joined in her new position under lien from Bangladesh Institute of Development Studies (BIDS), where she has been working as a Senior Research Fellow.

She has nearly 24 years of research experience in the field of development economics, focusing on macroeconomic management, inclusive growth, international trade, industry, private sector, SME development, labour rights and gender issues.

Dr. Nazneen has been involved in resource planning and budget formulation for Bangladesh for about a decade. She was a member of the panel of economists to adopt the 7th Five-Year Plan of Bangladesh.

She served as a Director of the Palli Sanchay Bank, a public sector bank in Bangladesh, and as a member of the General Body of the Palli Karma Shohayak Foundation (PKSF).

 She is a general body member of the SME Foundation and Bangladesh NGO Foundation.

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