Dr. Rashed Al Mahmud Titumir is a Professor of Economics at the Department of Development Studies of the University of Dhaka. He has worked in diverse constituencies, namely, academia, governments, think-tanks, international organisations and media. He is engaged in research for pioneering approaches to developmental public policies and innovative solutions on the ground.
He has led numerous projects for diverse organisations including governments, development partners and international organisations at home and abroad. Prof. Titumir holds Ph.D. in Economics from the University of London, M.Sc in Development and Financial Economics from the University of London, Certificate in Trade Policy and Commercial Diplomacy from the Universities of Carleton and Ottawa, BSS (Hons.) from the University of Dhaka, and HSC and SSC from Jhenidah Cadet College. Professor Titumir is on boards of different organisations, networks and is the founding Chairperson of the Unnayan Onneshan, a multidisciplinary independent think-tank, based in Dhaka, Bangladesh.
He is at present Vice-Chairperson of Asia Regional Committee of IUCN and Chairperson of Bangladesh National Committee of IUCN. He has written on macroeconomic and sectoral policies, agriculture, biodiversity, education and health, and on implications of state formation, structural adjustment, poverty reduction strategies, world trading system, regional economic cooperation, climate change.