The governance of Global Development & Research Initiative Foundation (GDRI) has two formal tiers, a Governing Body and an Advisory committee. The latter may include a maximum of 16 distinguished scholars and practitioners. The Chairperson and the members of the GDRI Governing Body are nominated on a rotation basis by the executive members.

Advisory committee: The executive committee can appoint an advisory committee which shall be consisting by the 15 members and it will be selected amongst the socially established or VIP persons in Bangladesh or abroad.

The advisory committee member has no voting right in the EC and EC meeting. EC can remove any member of the advisory committee in any time without any cause.

The Governing Body runs GDRI, with administrative responsibilities performed by an Executive Director under the guidance of the Chairperson. Given its unique nature, GDRI aims at combining the flexibility of a network and the disciplines of an organization – and for obvious reasons, the process part and consultative consensus building dominate the nature of governance.


Md. Rafiqul Islam

Md. Rafiqul Islam

Vice Chairma


Sk.Tariqul Islam


Tahera Mehjabin


Md. .Janarul Islam
Executive Member

Nilufar Rahman

Executive Member

Mst. Maria Sultana
Executive Member

Tanvir Ahmed Mojumder
Executive Member

Md.Mustafijur Rahman

Executive Member

Muntasir Mamun

Executive Member


Dr. Klaus Abbink

Professor, Department of Economics, Monash University

Dr. Paul Raschky

Associate Professor, Department of Economics, Monash University

Dr. Philip J. Grossman

Professor, Department of Economics, Monash

Dr. Youjin Hahn

  Assistant Professor, School of Economics, Yonsei University, Seoul, South Korea

Dr. Sisira Kumara Jayasuriya

Professor of Economics at Monash University

Dr. Yves Zenou

Professor of economics and holds the Richard Snape Chair in Business and Economics at Monash University

Dr. Hee-Seung Yang

Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, Monash University

Dr. Asad Islam

Associate Professor, Department of Economics, Monash University

Md. Mohidul Islam

Associate professor, Khulna University

Sakiba Tasneem


Foez Ahmed Mojumder


Dr. Mahbub Sarker

Research fellow at  Monash University

Md. Abul Kashem

Research Associate (IDRI)

Dr. Ahsan Habib

Associate professor, University of Dhaka

Alexis Tan


Md. Firoz Ahmed

Associate professor, Department of Economics, Khulna University

SL Number Name of staffs Designation
1 Md. Muzaedul Islam Project Coordinator
2 Sukanto Mondol Project Manager
3 Md. Saiful Islam Monitoring Officer
4 Uttam Kumar Roy Monitoring Officer
5 Mrs. Salma Begul Data Entry Operator
6 Mrs. Tahmina Akhter Data Entry Operator
7 Md. Abdullah AL Mamun Data Eentry Operator
8 Amit Sarkar Supervisor
9 Md. Waziar Rahman Supervisor
10 Mrs. Tahsina Tahsin Data Collector
11 Mrs. Bilkis Begum Data Collector
12 Mrs. Rumana Sultana Data Collector
13 Mrs. Monira Akhter Data Collector
14 Mrs. Surovi Salma Data Collector
15 Mr. Srijon Mojumder Micheal Data Collector
16 Mr. Osman Goni Rasel Data Collector
17 Mr. Rasel Yalamu Data Collector
18 Abdullah Al Mamun Data Collector
19 Md. Mosiur Rahman Data Collector
20 Md. Abdul Halim Data Collector

Title of the Document

Certificate of Registration of Societies (under Act XXI of 1860)

Memorandum of Association and Articles of Association

GDRI Organogram

Taxpayer’s identification Number. (TN) Certificate

Trade License