Areas of Interest
Communication for Development Sociology of Labour markets; migration and development, politics of development; post-colonial studies, civil society and development; poverty and inequality; regional cooperation; communication research; trade related issues and global governance.
He has six years' teaching experience in development studies and communication research in a number of Universities at home (University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh, East West University) and abroad (University of Queensland, University of Southern Queensland). He has also fourteen years' research (policy and applied) experience in various organisations including the Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD), Dhaka. His research covers various issues relating to communication for development, sociology of labour markets; migration and development, poverty and inequality; communication research; trade related issues and global governance. He has, along with his colleague at the CPD, prepared a research report on 'Trade and Human Development in South', which was published as a part of the Human Development Report in South Asia 2009. He is an assistant editor of the ICT for Development Journal published by the ULAB and BIID.
University of Queensland Research Scholarship (2010- July 2013), University of Queensland International Tuition Awards (2010- Dec, 2013),
UQ Graduate School International Travel Awards (GSITA), Oct, 2012.
British Chevening Scholarship, 2005
Canadian CIDA Funded Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD), Dhaka and Centre for Trade Policy and Law (CTPL) scholarship, 2003
INDEPENDENT RESEARCH FUNDINGSINDEPENDENT RESEARCH FUNDINGS:
2016-2018: 'Changes in the Governance of Garment Global Production Networks: Lead Firm, Supplier and Institutional Responses to the Rana Plaza Disaster'. Sources of funded: the Well come trust, RiksbankensJubileumsfond, VolkswagenStiftung, Germany2017-2018: 'Integrating Nutritution into EAS in Bangladesh: Communication Perspective'. Sources of Fund: USAID (awaiting for fund to be released)
Completed2015-2016: Cost Benefit Analysis of Interventions ensuring Better Overseas Migration’ was undertaking by the Copenhagen Consensus Centre, USA in Collaboration with the Institute of Policy and Social Sciences (IPSS), Dhaka. 2015-2016: ‘Cost Benefit Analysis of Cooperation in Motor Vehicle Agreement (MVA) in Bangladesh, Bhutan, India and Nepal (BBIN) Region’’ was undertaking by the Copenhagen Consensus Centre, USA in Collaboration with the Institute of Policy and Social Sciences (IPSS), Dhaka. 2015-2016: Cost Benefit Analysis of Garments Palli’ and Compliance to Increasing Presence of Ready Made Garment (RMG) of Bangladesh’ was undertaking by the Copenhagen Consensus Centre, USA in Collaboration with the Institute of Policy and Social Sciences (IPSS), Dhaka. 2014-2014: Linkages between Macroeconomic Policies and Women Rights and Gender Equality, commissioned by the UN Women Bangkok, Co Researcher- Independent Consultant.
INVOLVEMENT IN RESEARCH PROJECTSMay, 2005 to February, 2014 : Human Development in South Asia 2009: Trade and Human Development in South Asia
Study on Social Safety Net Programmes in Bangladesh: Effectiveness in Poverty Eradication
SACEPS Project on “Poverty Alleviation through Empowerment of the Poor,” under supervision of Professor Rehman Sobhan
Business Competitiveness Environment in Bangladesh: Perception and Reality
Aid for Trade in the WTO: Needs Assessment from Bangladesh Perspective, under the TRRPD project of the CPD
Study on Restructuring of Bangladesh’s Apparel Industry in view of MFA Phase-out: Addressing Macro, Sectoral and Enterprise Level Issues.
State of the Economy and Budget Response: External Sector and other Sectoral Issues- annual study on the National Budget of Bangladesh and State of Bangladesh Economy.
Civil Society Report on the UNCTAD XII Conference : Priorities and Challenges for the LDCs Special & Differential Treatment in the WTO and its subsequent implications to LDCs
January, 2005 to April, 2005: Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) negotiations procedures: Monitoring NGOs activities, EU reactions and UK Government reactions
Worked on the Development of Regional Trade Agreements (RTA) Negotiations in the WTO
January 2002 to January, 2005 Involved with the National Policy Review Form 2003- A Citizens Task Force for evaluating government’s activities following the election of 2001.
Involved with the study of “Corporate Responsibility Practices in Bangladesh”, 2002 which is being implemented in collaboration with Tata Energy Research Institute-Europe (TERI-Europe).
Involved with the CPD-ICTSD Study on Opportunities and Risks of Liberalising Trade in Services: Country Study on Bangladesh, 2004.
Team Member of the Study on “Foreign Direct Investment: High Risk, low Reward for Development; An Accompanying Civil Society Report to the World Development Report 2005: A Better Investment Climate for Everyone (Bangladesh Chapter).
Research / Projects:
Rahman K M, (2013). Governing Through Coercion and Consent: The Case of the Ready-Made Garments Industry in Bangladesh, in Brac (eds.). 'Accountable Governance for Development- Setting an Agenda Beyond 2015', Published by BRAC University. http://ansa-sar.org/2012/index.php?option=com_content&view=ar
Rahman, K M et. al (2011), Fostering Regional Trade in South Asia: Prospects and Challenges in Ahmed, S and Ashraf , S (ed.), Regional and Multilateral Trade in Developing Countries, published by the Routledge in 2011.
Khatun, F, Rahman, K M and A Nabi (2009). 100-Day Employment Guarantee Scheme in Development of Bangladesh with Equity and Justice: Immediate Tasks for the New Government, published by the CPD, 2009, Dhaka.
Rahman, Kazi Mahmudur and Syed Saifuddin Hossain. 2005, Special and Differential (S&D) Treatment in the WTO, in the book on WTO and Bangladesh: Post Cancun Assessment (In Bangla), published by the CPD. ISBN 984-32-1206-1
Growth Trajectory and developmental impact of Ready-made Garments Industry in Bangladesh in Barai, Munim K (eds.) From A Basket Case To A Development Model: Bangladesh's Economic and Social Progress.Authors:Rahman, Kazi M and Chowdhury, Ehsanul Huda, Palgrave Macmillan,Ready-Made Garments, Export.
Rahman, Kazi Mahmudur and Shadat, Wasel B (2016). Formalising Migration through Union Digital Centre (UDC), ICT for Development Working Paper Series, Volume 5, Number 2: January, 2016, published by the ULAB and BIID; Dhaka (forthcoming).
Rahman, K M (2013). Governing Mechanisms for Controlling Labour: The case of the Ready-Made Garments Industry in Bangladesh, International Journal of Political Science and Development Vol. 1(2), pp. 32–41, October, 2013.
Amin A M, Rahman, K M, Hasan, S (2009). “Impact of Current WTO Agricultural Negotiation for Bangladesh: A Simulation Exercise”, Journal of Socioeconomic Research and Development, 6(1): 534-540, February 2009.
Istiak, K. M. and Kazi Mahmudur Rahman (2005), “Recent Issues of Foreign Direct Investment in LDCs: A case Study of Bangladesh”, Pakistan Journal of Social Science, Volume 3, Number 2, 324-337, 2005.
Rahman, Kazi Mahmudur. (2004) “Foreign Direct Investment in Bangladesh: Prospects and Challenges”, Journal of International Affairs, Volume 07, Number 02, July-December 2003
Multi-Actor Co-responsibility Initiatives after Rana Plaza: Managements’ Views on Accord and AllianceAuthors: Kazi Mahmudur Rahman and Shahidur Rahman.Publishers: Development and Change, published by Wiley-Blackwell on behalf of the Institute of Social StudiesPlace ,The Hague, The Netherlands.
Graduate Exit Survey,Authors: Dr Barbaq and Dr mahmud,Publishers: IQAC, ULAB
Rahman K M (2016). ' Cost Benefit Analysis of Interventions Ensuring Better Overseas Migration: Formalising Migration through Union Digital Centre (UDC) and Skill Upgradation, paper presented at the conference on Bangladesh Priority, organised by the CCC and Brac RED, February 17, 2016.
Rahman K M (2016). ' Cost Benefit Analysis of Cooperation in Motor Vehicle Agreement in Bangladesh, Bhutan, India and Nepal Region, paper presented at the Bangladesh Priorities conference (eminent panel), organised by the CCC, USA and Brac RED, May 10, 2016.
Rahman, K M (2013) ‘Governing through Force and Consent: Sustaining New International Division of Labour within the Ready-Made Garments Industry in Bangladesh’, at the Rhizomes VII Conference on Words, Power and Identity organized by the School of Language and Comparative Cultural studies, Universit
Rahman, K M (2012) ‘Governing through Force and Consent: New International Division of Labour within the Ready-Made Garments Industry in Bangladesh’, at the International Conference on ‘Governance and Public Service Transformation in South Asia’ organized by Institute of Governance Studies (IGS) of
Curriculum Integration, Spring 2020.
Conference: CI forum on ‘communication apprehension’
Organizer: Organised by the Department of Media Studies and Journalisms (MSJ), ULAB.
Venue: Chayanot, Dhanmondi, Dhaka