Dr. M. Abu Eusuf is holding the position of Professor & Former Chair in the Department of Development Studies at the University of Dhaka. He is the Director of ‘Centre on Budget and Policy’ at the University of Dhaka. Eusuf is an economist by training. He was awarded Ph.D. in Development Policy and Management (Cluster: Development Economics) from the University of Manchester as a Commonwealth Scholar. He also completed his MA in Development Studies at the Institute of Social Studies (ISS), Netherlands, under the UNFPA fellowship program.
Eusuf has been an active member of the Bangladesh Economic Association. His fields of interest include poverty, international trade, budget, green growth, social protection, women entrepreneurship development, community health etc. He has published a number of research articles in the reputed journals/books. Eusuf is an active researcher and has worked for UNDP; World Bank; EU, ODI, Center on the Budget and Policy Priorities, USA; University of Manchester, The Asia Foundation, Bangladesh Planning Commission, Consumer Unity and Trust Society (CUTS) International, India; ActionAid Bangladesh, Care Bangladesh, Oxfam, World Vision, Institute for Inclusive Finance and Development (InM) and so on.
Eusuf has recently conducted several research studies as co-author on ‘Strategy for inclusive growth for Cox’s Bazar in Bangladesh’ commissioned by ODI, London (July 2018); ‘Impact of Rohingya influx on host communities in Bangladesh’, for Policy Research Institute (PRI), Bangladesh commissioned by UNDP, Dhaka (July 2018); ‘Promoting inclusive growth in Bangladesh through special economic zones’ commissioned by ODI, London (January 2018).
He also prepared various research papers as lead-author on ‘Building a social protection system to address urban poverty in Bangladesh’ for General Economic Division, Planning Commission, Government of Bangladesh and ‘Case Study on Greening Readymade Garments Sector: Incentive Analysis of Various Stakeholders”, “The Shared Roles of the Central Bank and Commercial Banks in Promoting Innovative Financing Models for Women-led SMEs”, collaborative research papers prepared by the Center on Budget and Policy, University of Dhaka with the support from the Asia Foundation.