Profile of Dr. Rashed Al Mahmud Titumir

Profile of Dr. Rashed Al Mahmud Titumir

Dr. Rashed Al Mahmud Titumir
Professor & Chairman
Department of Development Studies
Faculty of Social Sciences
Email: rt@du.ac.bd
Phone: 880-2-9661900/6791
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Short Biography:

Dr. Rashed Al Mahmud Titumir is a Professor of Economics at the Department of Development Studies of the University of Dhaka. He is currently holding the charge of the Chairman of the Department. He has worked in diverse constituencies, namely, academia, governments, think-tanks, international organisations and media. He is engaged in research for pioneering approaches to developmental public policies and innovative solutions on the ground. He has led numerous projects for diverse organisations including governments, development partners and international organisations at home and abroad...

Degree Name Group/Major Subject Board/Institute Country Passing Year
Ph.D. Economics University of London United Kingdom 2014
Masters Certificate in Trade Policy and Commercial Diplomacy, Centre for Trade Policy and Law Universities of Carleton and Ottawa Canada 2005
Masters Development and Financial Economics University of London United Kingdom 1997
Bachelor Economics University of Dhaka Bangladesh 1990
Award Type Award Title Year Country Description
International Senior Non-residential Fellow 2020 United States
International Trade Policy Fellowship to complete the Certificate in Trade Policy and Commercial Diplomacy, Centre for Trade Policy and Law 2005 Canada
National Pursing Ph.D. in Economics in the University of London in United Kingdom 2004 Bangladesh
International Teaching and Research Fellowship, Royal Holloway 1996 United Kingdom
International Charles William Wallace Trust Scholarship for pursuing M.Sc. in Economics in the University of London 1996 United Kingdom
International Sustainable Development Fellow to actively participate in the Sustainable Development Training Programme, Centre for Our Common Future 1995 Switzerland
Research Interest
Subject Description
Research Interest

Project/Research Supervision
Level of Study Title Supervisor Co-Supervisor(s) Name of Student(s) Area of Research Current Completion
No project/research supervision is found
Project/Research Work
Subject Project Name Source of Fund From Date To Date Collaboration
Education Primary Education Policy Watch (1 and 2) Commonwealth Education UK-DFID, managed by Actionaid Team Leader Managed the team and wrote two books as the lead author
Disability Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices (KAP) Study and Prevalence Survey on Disability in Bangladesh Handicap International/UK-DFID Team Leader Led the team and wrote on the survey findings
Trade Trade Negotiation and Livelihood Programme Oxfam Principal specialist Read numerous policy papers and participated the WTO meeting as an expert.
Development Perspective building and Capacity Development Nijera Kori/ UK DFID Principal Researcher
Trade Bangladesh Trade Support Programme (BTSP), Ministry of Commerce, GoB under- Local Consultant s Tenders (LCT -1 and 2) Ministry of Commerce, Government of Bangladesh European Commission Lead Specialist Contributed as the lead author
Agriculture Agrarian Transition and the Livelihoods of the Rural Poor Oxfam International Lead Consultant Contributed writing of the reports
Inequality Enhancing the responsiveness of the government to address exclusion and inequality Christian Aid Principal Advisor Provided guidance and conceptualization of Bangladesh Economic Update, presided multi-stakeholders’ consultations and held policy dialogues
Environment Regenerative Agriculture and Sustainable Livelihood for Vulnerable Ecosystems (RESOLVE) – Adapatation to Climate Change Government of the Kingdom of Netherlands and Oxfam Novib Chief Technical Advisor Steering the project on-behalf of the Technical Partner, Unnayan Onneshan in a multi-partnership programme, involving international and national organization.
Inequality State of Inequality in Bangladesh Oxfam International Principal researcher Conceptualisation and measurement of inequality from the triangle of desire, development and democracy.
Environment Interlinkage of Ecosystem Services and Human Wellbeing to Enhance Climate Smart Landscapes in Small Watersheds: Analysis for Policy-Relevant Solutions in South Asian Context, Hosei University, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh Tokyo, Japan, Pokhara University, Nepal and Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, India, sponsored by Asia Pacific Network for Global Change Research
Environment Frost Peoples, Biodiversity Conservation and Sustainable Livelihoods (FPBP) Forest People’s Programme SwedBio/Stockholm University-SIDA Senior Advisor and team leader Research conceptualisation and overseeing the management of the long-running partnership-based programme between Unnayan Onneshan and FPP, UK and participating in different conferences as key-note speaker.
Invited Talk
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SL Collaboration & Membership Name Type Membership Year Membership Expire Year
1 Treasurer Gopalpur Mohammadia Orphangae, Pangsa, Rajbari, Bangladesh 2019
2 Life Member Cadet College Club Ltd 2018 Life Time
3 Life Member Jhenidah Ex-Cadets Association Jan 1998 Life Time
4 Life Member Bangladesh Economic Association June 1998 Life Time
5 Former Fellow Centre for Policy Dialogue, Bangladesh July 1998 Sep 2001
6 Former Secretary General Imagine a New South Asia Mar 2008 Sep 2011
7 Former Member Board of Trustees, the Climate Action Network – South Asia Mar 2010 Feb 2011
8 Former General Secretary Bangladesh Open University Teachers’ Association Jan 2000 Dec 2000
9 Former Joint Secretary General Bangladesh Federation of University Teachers’ Association Jan 2000 Dec 2000
10 Former Member Board of Governors (Syndicate), Bangladesh Open University March 2000 2002
11 Independent Director Pragati Life Insurance Limited 2015
12 Member Editorial Board/Reviewer of different peer reviewed journals 2010
13 Member Selection Board of Professors of different universities 2016
14 First Vice President Jhenidah Ex-Cadets Association 2020
15 Member International Partnership for Satoyama Initiative, UNU/IAS, Japan 2014
16 Chairperson Bangladesh National Committee of IUCN 2019
17 Chairperson Asia Regional Committee of IUCN 2019
18 Coordinator Regional Centre for Expertise Network on Sundarbans, UNU/IAS 2018
19 Founding Chairperson Board of Trustees, the Unnayan Onneshan 2003
Title Organization Location From Date To Date Description
Professor of Economics Department of Development Studies, University of Dhaka Dhaka, Bangladesh 24-01-2016 Currently Working
Former Associate Professor of Economics Department of Development Studies, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh 08-04-2012 23-01-2016
Assistant Professor of Economics Department of Development Studies, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh Dhaka 10-11-2002 07-04-2012
Assistant Professor Bangladesh Open University, Gazipur, Bangladesh Gazipur, Bangladesh 04-10-1998 24-09-1997
Former Teaching and Research Fellow Department of Economics, Royal Holloway, University of London, United Kingdom London, United Kingdom 10-09-1996 09-09-1997
Book
1
Titumir, R.A. M. Political Settlement and Economic Outcome. Samhati Publications, 2019 .
2
Titumir, R. A. M. and Jakir Hossain Listening to the People Living in Poverty: Oral Testimony of Dhaka Slum-Dwellers. 2004 .
3
Titumir, R. A. M. and Jakir Hossain Encountering Exclusion - Primary Education Policy Watch, Dhaka. Samabesh, 2004 .
4
Titumir, R. A. M. Principles of Economics: Macroeconomics. Open University, 2002 .
5
Titumir, R. A. M. and D Bhattacharya Reforms and Consequences: Stakeholders’ Perceptions. Shrabon Prokashoni, 2001 .
6
Titumir, R. A. M., Sk Md Mamunur Rahman Malik and S M Moazzem Hossain Public Health Expenditure in Bangladesh: Do We Need a Reform Agenda?. Save the Children, 2000 .
Book Section
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Titumir, R. A. M. "Traditional Knowledge, Institutions, and Human Sociality in Sustainable Use and Conservation of Biodiversity of the Sundarbans of Bangladesh." Managing Socio-ecological Production Landscapes and Seascapes for Sustainable Communities in Asia: Mapping and Navigating Stakeholders, Policy and Action. Osamu Saito, Suneetha M Subramanian, Shizuka Hashimoto, Kazuhiko Takeuchi Springer, 2020 .
Journal Article
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Titumir, R. A. M and Rahman, M.Z : China’s Belt and Road Initiative and Economic Implications for Bangladesh, BIISS Journal, vol.40, no.1 2019 .
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Titumir, R. A. M and Rahman, M.Z : Strategic Implications of China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI): The Case of Bangladesh, China and the World, vol.2, no.3 2019 .
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Titumir, R. A. M and Rahman, M.Z : Economic Implications of China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI): The Case of Bangladesh, China and the World, vol.2, no.4 2019 .
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Titumir, R. A. M and Rahman, M.Z : Demographic Transition and Its Implications for Productive Absorption of Labour Force: The Case of Bangladesh, Dhaka University Journal of Development Studies, vol.2, no.1 2017 .
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Titumir, R.A.M and Rahman, M.Z : Changes in Population Age Structure and Economic Development: The Case of Bangladesh, Florya Chronicles of Political Economy, vol.3, no.1 pp.1-54, 2017 .
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Titumir, R.A. M, Rahman, K.M. R. and Hoque, M.N : Progress and Pitfalls of Women in Bangladesh: Structural Rigidities and Embedded Institutions, Demography India, vol.45, no.1 and 2 pp.102-116, 2016 .
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Titumir, R.A.M, J.K. Basak, M. A. Baten and K Alam : Future Fertiliser Demand and Role of Organic Fertiliser for Sustainable Rice Production in Bangladesh, Journal of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, vol.4, no.5 2015 .
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Titumir, R.A.M, J.K. Basak, M. A. Baten and N.C. Dey : A Review Study on Food Consumption and Hovered Nutrition in Bangladesh: Progress and Determinants of Food Security, Bangladesh Journal of Environmental Science, vol.29, 2015 .
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Titumir, R. A. M and Baten, M. A. : Environmental challenges of trans-boundary water resources management: the case of Bangladesh, Sustainable Water Resources, 2015 .
10
Titumir, R. A. M. and M A Hossain : Inflation and Growth: An Empirical Analysis of Bangladesh, Jahangirnagar Economic Review, vol.25, 2014 .
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Titumir, R. A. M, J K Basak, J K Biswas and M Mohiuzzaman : Impacts of Temperature and Carbon Dioxide on Rice Yield in Bangladesh, Bangladesh Rice Journal, vol.17, no.1 & 2 2013 .
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Titumir, R. A. M. and J K Basak : Climate Change and Food Security in Bangladesh: An Application of DSAAT Model, Asia Pacific Journal on Environment and Development, vol.20-21, 2013 .
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Titumir, R.A.M. and Rahman, K.M.M. : State of Labour in Bangladesh: Dispossession amidst Accumulation, Reading on Governance and Development, vol.XV, pp.57-67, 2013 .
14
Titumir, R. A. M. and M Kamal : Growing Together Sustainably: A zero-poverty post-2015 development framework, Development, vol.56, no.2 2013 .
15
Titumir, R. A. M. and J K Basak : Effects of Climate Change on Crop Production and Climate Adaptive Techniques Agriculture in Bangladesh, Social Science Review (Dhaka University Studies, vol.29, no.1 2012 .
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Titumir, R. A. M. and J K Basak : A Long Run Perspective on Food Security and Sustainable Agriculture in South Asia, Dhaka University Journal of Development Studies, vol.1, no.1 2010 .
17
Titumir, R. A. M. and J Hossain : Barriers to Access to Public Services for the Urban Poor: An Enquiry into Dhaka Slums, Journal of Institute of Bangladesh Studies, vol.17, 2004 .
18
Titumir, R. A. M. : The Collapse of Cancun: A Perspective on the Problematic, Social Science Review (Dhaka University Studies - Part-D), vol.21, no.2 2004 .
19
Titumir, R. A. M. and J Hossain : Learning for Skills Formation and Employability: A Strategic Framework for Informal Sector in Bangladesh, Journal of Institute of Bangladesh Studies, vol.16, 2003 .
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Titumir, R. A. M. : South Asian Integration: The Hamletian Way?, Journal of Social Science and Humanities, vol.1, no.2 2002 .
21
Titumir, R. A. M. : International Restructuring and Bangladesh Women Garment Workers, Social Science Review (Dhaka University Studies - Part-D), vol.19, no.2 2002 .
22
Titumir, R. A. M. : An Introduction to Theories and Empirics of Growth, Dhaka Viswavidyalaya Patrika (University of Dhaka), no.64 1999 .
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Titumir, R. A. M. and D Bhattacharya : In Search of Unheard Voices: A Pre-Study Consultation Exercise on Structural Adjustment Policies in Bangladesh, Discourse, Summer, vol.2, no.1 1999 .
24
Titumir, R. A. M. and D Bhattacharya : Towards Demystifying a Process: The Structural Adjustment Policies in Bangladesh, Discourse, Summer, vol.3, no.1 1999 .
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Titumir, R. A. M. and M.U. Ahmad : Attracting Foreign Direct Investment and Technological Flows in Asia and the Pacific- An Analysis of Policy Perspectives, BIISS Journal, vol.19, no.3 1998 .
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Titumir, R. A. M. : An Inquiry into Fungibility of Foreign Aid in Bangladesh, Social Science Review (Dhaka University Studies - Part-D), vol.15, no.2 1998 .