Abdul Bayes

Abdul Bayes joined as the Director of Research and Evaluation Division of BRAC in June 2015. A renowned academic, Prof. Bayes has been teaching Economics at the Jahangirnagar University for forty years and is a former Vice Chancellor of the University. He is known for his substantial contributions in research on agriculture, international trade and rural development. Prof. Bayes was a member of the panel of economists for fifth, sixth and seventh five-year plans of Bangladesh, and has more than 37 years of experience in research and consultancy with IRRI, Asian Development Bank, Bangladesh Institute of Development Studies, World Bank among others. He is a member of the International Association of Agricultural Economists; Asian Society of Agricultural Economists and Bangladesh Economic Association. He did his masters in economics from University of New England, Australia and from University of Dhaka.  Prof. Bayes has authored 15 books and regularly contributes articles in national dailies. Currently he is a weekly columnist at The Financial Express.


Prof. Abdul Bayes leads the LANSA-BRAC team in Bangladesh. He regularly contributes articles on LANSA in Newspapers.

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