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About the Founder

Dr. Asad Islam
Director, Centre for Development Economics and Sustainability (CDES)
Professor, Department of Economics.
Caulfield Campus
Building H, Room 4.37, Sir John Monash Drive
Monash University, Vic 3145, Australia
Telephone: +61 3 9903 2783
Fax: +61 3 9903 1128
Email: asadul.islam@monash.edu

He is the founder of the Global Development & Research Initiative Foundation (GDRI). He is currently the Director of the Centre for Development Economics and Sustainability (CDES) and a Professor at the Department of Economics at Monash University. He is also an affiliated Professor at Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL), Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), adjunct fellow at the BRAC Institute of Governance and Development (BIGD) in Bangladesh. Before joining Monash in 2009, he was a Research Fellow at the Bangladesh Institute of Development Studies (BIDS), the leading think-tanks in Bangladesh. He also taught Economics at the University of Dhaka.