Dr Golam Rasul, Theme Leader, Livelihoods
, is a development economist. He is a national of Bangladesh. Prior to his appointment as Head of the Economic Analysis Division in August 2009, he served as a policy development specialist at ICIMOD for approximately five years. Dr Rasul holds a PhD in regional and rural development planning from the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), Thailand. He worked for more than a decade in the Bangladesh Civil Service in different ministries and in field administration in different capacities where he was involved in the formulation and implementation of development planning and programming. Along with development work, he has been actively involved in research in areas that include agriculture, natural resource management, poverty alleviation, and sustainable development in Bangladesh and the South Asian region. His research findings have been published in many international journals and four of his papers have appeared as ‘most read papers’ in their respective journals in Science Direct.