I am an Associate Research Fellow at the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), in the the Poverty, Health and Nutrition Division. I am also the Deputy Country Representative (and currently, the Acting Country Representative) of IFPRI-Bangladesh.
I received my PhD in Agricultural and Resource Economics from the University of Maryland, College Park, where my research was supported and recognized by the Dr. and Mrs. Bill V. Lessley Dissertation Excellence Award, the Bruce and Mary Ann Gardner Dissertation Enhancement Award. and the John R. and Marjorie C. Moore Award for the Best Effort to Publish a Paper. I have also received multiple research grants from PEDL (FCDO/formerly, DFID), the World Bank and the CGIAR Research Program on Policies, Institutions, and Markets (PIM).
You can reach me at: M.Bakhtiar@cgiar.org