Dr. Md Abdul Mazid
Master of Social Sciences (MSS) in Economics; University of Dhaka, Bangladesh
Bachelor of Social Sciences (BSS) in Economics; University of Dhaka, Bangladesh
Human Subjects Research – Social-Behavioral-Educational Basic - issued by The Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI Program), A Division of BRANY
Big Data Analytics and Artificial Intelligence for Impact - Issuing authority Global System for Mobile Communications (GSMA) - Accredited by- United Kingdom Telecommunications Academy (UKTA)
Economist and Management Consulting LeaderCurrent Assignments: Consultant: Economist, @ World Bank | European Commission (EC) | BMDF, Ministry of Finance, Government of Bangladesh.
An economist, highly experienced & trusted management consulting leader with strong research, policy and advocacy insights, leadership and communication skills to engage with in-house staffs and clients – the global development community – and in meaningful dialogue. I notably took part on 70+ govt. and int. donor funded programs in both pub. & pvt. sectors. I have 15 years of experience in designing, delivering & assessing dev., policy & intervention programs focus on South Asia.
Clients & Research Partners: European Commission (EC), UK Govt., World Bank, ADB, IFC, PwC-UK, PwC-India, BRAC, Ministry of Finance (MoF), Japan development Institute (JDI), JAICA, JETRO, ICF Int.-UK, CLASP Int.-USA, TIEG-Brussels, , C&M Ltd., CARE Int.-UK, KIET-Korea, Sumitomo Corp., Morinaga, Ajinomoto Foundation (AFF), Water Aid, Tobacco Free Kids (TFK), Business Innovation Facility (BIF-DFID)-UK, IUCN, MJF, Tufts Labor lab, Tufts University, USA, ZEF-University of Bonn, Columbia & John Hopkins Uni-USA etc.
My unique combination of expertise and experience helped me to get compelling offers of assignments – agriculture to industrial development, addressing socio-economic problems to vulnerability and inequality, Infrastructure development to technology adoption, public health to public finance – mostly research based, and these suited my aspirations of creating impact across boundaries, sometimes being an economist, a researcher, or a development practitioner. In a nutshell, I developed intellectual and analytical foundations to provide thought leadership to the internal and external development community to leverage research and analytic resources to ensure quality programs with intended outcomes and manage the development economics, social, behavioral, and political issue. I am tech-freak in survey and data analysis and expert in using ODK & Survey CTO mobile/tablet, STATA, SPSS, ArcGIS, EVIEWS, and Excel.
Sector Coverage (so far): Public & Private Sector Development-Public Finance, Municipal Finance, Business and Market plan, trade, Investment & Business Climate Advisory, Institutional business, Local governance issues, Industry, Business, Market & Value Chain-Manufacturing & MSMEs, productivity, competitiveness, technology adoption, job, labor issues, Financial Risk and performance, Value Chain, SDGs-Poverty, Livelihood, Agriculture, Health & Nutrition, plastic/solid waste, FSM, & sanitation Energy, Infrastructure & Environment -Renewable energy, energy efficient appliance, Special Economic Zone -SEZ Development, Economic analysis for Port Development etc.
Areas of Specialism
IP3 Roles and responsibilities
Postgraduate Director (Taught Programmes)
In the media
Impact evaluation research (Experimental (RCT), Quasi-experimental & Non-experimental), and measuring social impact, livelihoods, and economic development in various economic and development sectors and especially for public policy making. His research interest also includes private sector development, industry & SME sector development addressing jobs and productivity, technology and sustainability, industrial applications, production eco-systems, compliance and management practices for improving the industrial environment and conditions of workers (health, socio-economic conditions etc.).
Advising, Research and Project Work, Advocacy, Coordination and Collaborations
Current Research and Project Works
ST Consultant, World Bank, IBRD, Finance, Competitiveness & Innovation Global Practice, South Asia Region (SAR) – (Jan 2019 – continue)
- Field Coordinator – Entrepreneurship for Development TF-funded Technology Adoption Pilot, a Randomized (RCT) study on “Information failure in technology adoption in Leather industries (SME)” in Bangladesh, along with John Hopkins University-USA and Columbia University-USA,
- Bangladesh 4: Gearing up the future of manufacturing project: Coordinated ‘Technology Adoption Survey (TAS), 2019’ for manufacturing sector (1200 firms) in Bangladesh (Sector covered: RMG, Textile, Leather, Leather and non-leather goods, pharmaceuticals, Light Engineering, Plastic, Electronics and Electrical goods, etc.) under
- Coordinated World Bank Covid-19 impact assessment survey “Business Pulse Survey” in Bangladesh
Consultant (Economist), European Commission (Jan 2020 – March 2021)
Program: Bangladesh’s LDC graduation: mitigation actions and EU engagement
- Identify possible key areas of intervention for the EU to address/mitigate the impact of LDC graduation in terms of sector support and potential loss of international support measures (ISMs);
- Identify potential opportunities for engagement of the EU and its Members States toward and beyond graduation;
- Build awareness of key stakeholders, including EU Member States, on potential impact of LDC graduation and implementing the 27 GSP+ relevant international conventions on human and labour rights, environmental protection and good governance.
Business & Market Plan Development Specialist, Ministry of Finance (MoF), GoB, (Sept 2020 – March 2021)
Program: Municipal Governance and Services Project (MGSP) of Bangladesh Municipal Development Fund (BMDF),
- Preparing 10 years Road Map and 1 Business Plan with 5 year periodic implementation program;
- Conducting SWOT analysis on market and analyze market intelligence through nationwide extensive market study for the purpose of accurate and confident decision-making in determining market opportunity and potentiality, market penetration strategy, and market development metrics
- Analyzing of existing workflows and process within BMDF for capacity building, existing financial policy, systems and funding procedures, loan recovery mechanism, its status & efficacy;
Project Manager and Municipal Governance & Finance Expert, Vision Document 2050 (Mayor’s Vision 2050: Modern Dhaka), Dhaka South City Corporation-DSCC Modernization, Policy Exchange of Bangladesh
- Developing vision document preparatory studies for SMART, RESILIENT & INCLUSIVE Modern Dhaka city infrastructure, services and governance planning including financing the city/ Investment plan, local institutions and city governance reform plan for better administration for effective service delivery, economic prospects, business and revenue model for effecting operation, execution of modern city plan, services and development.
This paper presents a methodology for estimating the market value of properties when data are limited. Thus, it has important implications for many developing countries that would benefit from increased property tax revenues. Lack of data on sale prices and an appropriate valuation method are two reasons that property tax revenues are so low in many countries. The methodology in this paper is intended to overcome these shortcomings. This paper describes a comprehensive framework for applying a simple, administratively compliant, and cost-effective solution to location-wise property valuation. For that, a spatially based, weighted parametric model for the individual property level is developed using the physical, spatial, environmental, and market factors that are most influential in value determination.
Following the marginality approach developed at ZEF, we identified five underperforming sub-districts in Bangladesh, where poverty and other socio-economic dimensions of marginality are widespread, but agricultural potential is also high. Results from extensive quantitative and qualitative surveys suggest that development strategies in these areas should focus on three pathways: agricultural intensification, income diversification and agricultural diversification based on options available for the smallholders in the localities. Cereal-based technology under agricultural innovations could be part of the solution, but should be integrated into other income diversification and agricultural diversification strategies. Intensive crop systems, hybrid seeds, water management technologies, non-crop farming, non-farming enterprises are suggested as potential technology innovations for the study areas.