Dr Binayak Sen to take helm of BIDS

Dr Binayak Sen has been appointed as the director general of the Bangladesh Institute of Development Studies (BIDS), the state-backed development think-tank.

“I took over here officially today. I will serve the institution for the next three years,” he told UNB.

He succeeds Khan Ahmed Sayeed Murshid.

Earlier, Dr Sen was a Research Director at the institution. He came from Bianibazar of Sylhet.

“I will try to speed up the activities of BIDS. I hope its reputation would spread across the globe in future,” he also said.

Dr Binayak joined BIDS in 1986. He has worked with poverty, income disparity and human development for long.

He gathered a lot of experience to work in the labour market, social safety net, good governance and political economics etc.

Around 70 research reports were published in local and international journals, according to him.

Dr Sen worked as senior economist at the World Bank’s head office from 2004-2009.

He completed his MA in Economics from the Moscow State University and did PhD in Economics from the Institute of Oriental Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences.

Source: United News of Bangladesh