An Illuminated Policy Maker, Researcher and Teacher

EDUCATION

 


PhD in Environmental Economics                                                                                                   09/2011-onward

London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), UK                                                         

·         Research Area: Climate Change Adaptation, Natural Disaster and Poverty Reduction

·         Upgraded Seminar and first chapter of dissertation completed

 

 

MA in International Development                                                                                              09/2006-06/2008

International University of Japan, Japan

·         Grade: 3.81/4.0 (leading to Dean’s Award)

·         Dissertation on Impact of Infrastructure Development on Income Generation done

 

Masters in Economics                                                                                                                        07/1999-07/2000

University of Dhaka, Bangladesh

·         Grade: First Class among the top 5% of the class

·         Dissertation on the cost-benefit analysis of the propsed transhipment of Indian Goods over Bangladesh Territory

 

Bachelor (Hons.) in Economics                                                                                                     07/1995-06/1999

University of Dhaka, Bangladesh

·         Grade: First Class among the top 5% of the class

 

CURRENT JOBS

Research Assistant                                                                                                                          04/2014-

Collaborative Adaptation Research Initiative in Africa and Asia

Grantham Research Institute, LSE

·         Preparing   a chapter on Macroeconomic sustainability and Climate change adaptation in the thematic review report

 

Graduate Teaching Assistant,                                                                                                    10/2012–

SOAS, University of London  Russell Square, London                                                                      

·         Teaching Quantitative Method 2 in Term 2, Quantitative Methods for Economists in Term 1 and 2 and Intermediate Economic Analysis in Term 1 of 2012-13 and 2013-14

Consultant                                                                                                                                          11/2013- 03/2014 Community Initiatives for Climate Resilience

An IUCN project implemented by LEDARS, Bangladesh          

·         Preparing a Baseline Survey Report

 

Volunteer in Climate Change Group                                                                                       01/2013-12/2013

International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED)

80-86, Gray’s Inn Road, London, WC1X 8NH, UK

·         Currently working on ‘Theories of change to show why and how countries choose to take action on climate change as regards the low emission development agenda’

 

 

PREVIOUS RELEVANT WORK EXPERIENCE

 


Senior Assistant Secretary, Macroeconomic Wing, Ministry of Finance                 01/2009 – 09/2011

Government of the People’s  Republic of Bangladesh                    

·         Prepare/update projection of macro-fiscal variables and extend necessary support in preparing Medium Term Budget Framework (MTBF), prepare and update situation analysis of the macro-fiscal performance, analyze data related to fiscal account, prepare Monthly Fiscal Report and upload in the website of the Ministry and Prepare Medium Term Budget Outlook (MTBO) and Medium Term Budget Strategy (MTBS).

·         Contribute to the environmental issues such as Climate Change Resilience Fund, Climate Change Trust Fund, preparation of Bangladesh Climate Change Strategy and Action Plan 2009 and National Sustainable Development Strategy for Bangladesh.

 

Assistant Commissioner, Office of the Deputy Commissioner, Faridpur                                    05/2003–04/2006

Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh                                     

·         Coordinate district level development activities

·         Implement central government policies and projects in the district level

·         Perform disaster management activities in the district.

·         Supervise and monitor the safety net programmes of the government

 

Education Planner, ESTEEM Project, A Component of DFID (UK)                      11/2001–05/2003

Dhaka, Bangladesh

·         Implement local (sub-district) level  education planning

·         Prepare local level education plans

·         Train the education managers on education planning

 

PROFESSIONAL TRAINING

 


Time Series Econometrics                            IMF Institute, Singapore                                                    03/2011 (2 Wks.)

Macroeconomic Diagnostics                        IMF Institute, Washington DC        03/2011-04/2011 (4 Wks)

Macroeconomic Implications                      IMF Institute, Singapore                                     10/2009 (2 Wks)

for Fiscal Issues

Law and Administration Course                 Bangladesh Civil Service Academy               07/2004-12/2004

Foundation Training Course                        Bangladesh Public Administration                06/2003-10/2003

Training Centre

 

CONFERENCE PRESENTATION

 


A paper titled as “Crop Choice as a Way of Adaptation to Climate Change in Bangladesh: Policy Implications” accepted for the 2013 Bangladesh Development Initiative (BDI) International Conference at University of California, Berkeley on February 22–24, 2013.

 

PUBLICATIONS

JOURNAL ARTICLE

Moniruzzaman, S. 2008. “Effect of Infrastructure on Income Generation: A study on Jamuna Bridge Project in Bangladesh,” Journal of Social Science, Vol.4, No.2. pp.80-87.

POPULAR ARTICLE

·         Moniruzzaman, S. 2008. “Price Monitoring: Possible Way to Combat Price Hike”, The Daily Star, February 02.  Source: (http://www.thedailystar.net/story.php?nid=21575).

·         Murshid, K. A. S. and Moniruzzaman, S. 2002. “Indo-Indo Trade and Transit  through Bangladesh”, The Daily Star, January 29.

 

NATIONAL BUDGET RELATED DOCUMENTS

·         ‘Bangladesh: Stepping Towards Higher Growth’, CHAPTER 1 of Medium-Term Budget Framework (MTBF) 2011-12 to 2015-16, a budget document of the Ministry of Finance of Bangladesh.

·         ‘Accelerating Development in Bangladesh in a World Coming out of Recession’, CHAPTER 1 of Medium-Term Budget Framework (MTBF) 2010-11 to 2012-13, a budget document of the Ministry of Finance of Bangladesh.

·         ‘Sustainable Development in Global Recession’, CHAPTER 1 of Medium-Term Budget Framework (MTBF) 2009-10 to 2012-13, a budget document of the Ministry of Finance of Bangladesh.

 

AWARDS

·         ‘Bangabandhu Fellowship’ for PhD study in London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)

·         ‘Dean’s Award’ for  outstanding result in the MA in International Development Program of International University of Japan

·         ‘JDS Scholarship’ in Japan for Masters in International Development in International University of Japan  under ‘Japanese Grant Aid for Human Resource Development Scholarship scheme’ in Bangladesh for   July 2006- June2008.

·         ‘Director General’s Award’ for securing first position in the 50th law and Administration Course in Bangladesh Civil Service Administration Academy, Dhaka in 2004.

·         ‘Rector’S Medal’ for being second in four months long 31st foundation Training Course in Bangladesh Public Administration Training Centre (BPATC), Dhaka in 2003.

 

LANGUAGE  and IT SKILLS

 


·         Bengali: Native Speaker

·         English: Fluent

·         Japanese: Intermediate

·         Spanish: Basic

·         Arabic: Basic

·         E-Views, STATA and Microsoft Office packages

 

REFERENCES

 

 


Dr Mohammad Tareque

Alternative Executive Director

Office of the Executive Director

Bangladesh, Bhutan, India and Sri Lanka

The World Bank, 1818 H Street, NW
Washington, DC 20433 USA

E-mail:  mtarque03@yahoo.com

                matreque@worldbank.org

Phone:                 1 (202) 458-1054 (Work)

1 (202) 560-0069 (Mobile)

 

 

Dr. Ben Groom

Associate Professor in Environmental Economics

Department of Geography and Environment

London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)

Houghton Street, London
WC2A 2AE UK

E-mail: b.groom@lse.ac.uk

Telephone: +44 20 7898 4730(Work)

 

 

Dr. Chris Cumming

Consultant and Ex-Managing Director

Cambridge Education

Mobile: +44 7979470483

Telephone:+44 1223 881 266

E-mail: chrisecumming@hotmail.com