About Me


Email: M.Bakhtiar@cgiar.org

I am an Associate Research Fellow at the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), in the Poverty, Health and Nutrition Division.

I received my PhD in Agricultural and Resource Economics from 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 research grants from PEDL (FCDO/formerly, DFID), the International Growth Center (IGC), the World Bank and the CGIAR Research Program on Policies, Institutions, and Markets (PIM).

Earlier, I worked as a Research Analyst at the Africa Gender Innovation Lab at the World Bank headquarters and was also selected in the World Bank’s Young Professionals Program in 2019. Before that I was a Research Coordinator at Innovations for Poverty Action, Bangladesh.

I am known as an avid napper (this really should have gone on the first line).