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I am an Associate Research Fellow at 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 & Resource Economics from the University of Maryland, College Park. I have worked as a Research Analyst Consultant at the Africa Gender Innovation Lab at the World Bank Headquarters and before that as a Research Coordinator at Innovations for Poverty Action, Bangladesh.

You can reach me at: M.Bakhtiar@cgiar.org