Dr. M. Wakilur  Rahman
Dr. M. Wakilur Rahman

Professor Contact No : 01686577573
Department of Rural Sociology Email : wakilrsbau@gmail.com
Faculty of Agricultural Economics & Rural Sociology ResearchGate Google Scholar
 
Research Interest:    Community development, Microfinance, Gender and livelihoods, Impact Assessment
PhD
Northwest A&F University
China
B.Sc. Ag. Econ. (Hon's)
Bangladesh Agricultural University
Bangladesh
MS In Rural Sociology
Bangladesh Agricultural University
Bangladesh
Total Number:  27
 

Ongoing Research

Sl.No

Position

Research Title

Duration

Funding Org.

1

Principal Investigator (Socio-economic Component)

 “Sustainable management of soil health to enhance yield and farmers’ incomes under resilient production system in Bangladesh, resulting in food and nutrition security, improved health and livelihoods”

2018-2021

 OCP foundation, Morocco

2

Principal Investigator (Sociology & Gender Com.)

Nutrient management for diversified cropping in Bangladesh

2017-2021

ACIAR, Australia and KGF, Bangladesh

3

Consultant (Short-term)

Resilient Agriculture Livelihood Systems Program 

May-Aug/2020

ICARDA

4

Team Leader (Socio-economic component)

Sustaining groundwater irrigation for food security in northwest region of Bangladesh

April, 17- Mar, 2021

DFAT, Australia

5

Co-investigator

Promoting Socially Inclusive Agricultural Intensification in West Bengal and Bangladesh” Funded By: ACIAR.

June 16-May, 2020

ACIAR, Australia

6

Team Leader

Improvement of Socio-Economic and Livelihood Development of Tribal People Through Integrated Livestock Project

June/19-Aug/2020 Department of Livestock Services, MoFL, Bangladesh 

7

Research Coordinator  

Piloting Farmers’ Community Club

2018-2020

 

8

Co-investigator

Validation of good practices of on- farm lamb production systems

2018-2020

KGF

9

Co-investigator

Upliftment of Farmers Livelihood and Enrichment of Environment through Improved Agroforestry Practices in Char Land Ecosystem of Bangladesh

2018-2020

NATP Phase II

Completed Research Projects:

Sl. No.

Position

Research Title

Duration

Funding Org.

1

National Consultant (IRRI, Bangladesh

The assessment of potential companies for the IRRI-public private partnership rice breeding platform in Bangladesh

2019

USAID

2

Principal Investigator

Farmers’ Satisfaction on the Extension Services Provided by BATB

2018-2019

BATB

3

Team Leader

Measurement of Job Loads viz-a-viz Manpower through Field Survey in the Police Stations 

2018-2019

Police Head Quarter

4

Principal Investigator

Determinants of Gender Based Wage Discrimination among Agricultural Wage Laborer in Bangladesh,

2018

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5

Team Leader

Establishment of Multipurpose Rehabilitation Center for Destitute Age-Old People and Socially Disabled Adolescent Girls_ Impact Study

2017

IMED, Planning Commission

6

Team Leader

 

Synthesizing gender-responsive and nutrition-sensitive programs and enhancing collaboration by integrating education, research and extension services

2016

INGENAES, Feed the Future

7

Research Coordinator

Impacts of Nutrition Messaging on Food Choice and Dietary Diversity in Bangladesh

2017

Feed the Future, University of Illinios, USA

8

Principal Investigator (National)

Adoption of improved lentil varieties in Bangladesh: comparison between expert estimates, nationally representative farm household survey and DNA fingerprinting”

2015-16

SPIA-ICARDA

9

Co-investigator

Socioeconomic Impact of Tobacco Cultivation in Bangladesh: Present Status, Profitability and Challenges 

2015

 

10

Co-investigator

Impact of Livestock Vaccination Program in Bangladesh. Funded by DFID

2015

DFID

11

Consultant

(Sociology)

Impact Assessment on Upstream Water Withdrawal to Conserve Natural Breeding Habitat of Major Carps in the River Halda

2014

MoFL, Bangladesh

12

Principal Investigator

Impact of Social Safety Nets toward poverty reduction in Bangladesh

2014

UGC, Bangladesh

13

Principal Investigator

Co-existence of microfinance norms and functionalism model in sustaining microfinance over three decades in Bangladesh

2014

BAURES, BAU, Bangladesh

14

Co-investigator

Adoption of Climate Smart Technologies in Barind Tract Regions of Bangladesh: Socio-economic impact study on small and marginal farmers

2014

BAURES, Bangladesh

15

Co-investigator

Islamic Microfinance Issues in Bangladesh

2013

DFID, Islamic Relief, Bangladesh.

16

Principal Investigator

Sustainability of NGO type microfiannce in China

2011

FDC, Australia

17

Co-investigator

Shallow Tube well Irrigation business in Bangladesh

2008

IWMI

18

Co-investigator

Economic of Small Scale Dairy Farming in Urban Areas of Bangladesh

2007

UGC, Bangladesh

 

Total Number:  9
 
  1. Attended Training course on Socio-Economic Impact Assessment of Salinity during 14-16 December, 2014 at Social, Economic and Policy Research Program (SEPRP), ICARDA, Amman, Jordan.
  2. Participated in the Sixth South-South Institute on “Democratic renewal versus neo-liberalism: towards empowerment and inclusion”, jointly organized by the Latin American Council of Social Sciences (CLACSO), the Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA) and the International Development Economic Associates (IDEAs), Santiago de Chile, from 26 September to 3 October, 2013.
  3. Participated an international training workshop on “Microfinance Product design and business plan” organized by- China Association of Microfinance (CAM), CICETE, Beijing, and Institute of Microfinance (InM, Bangladesh). During 23-25 February, 2011 in Beijing, China.
  4. Participated an International Training and Research Course on “Ground Water Governance in Asia: Theory and Practice” During November 2007 to March 2008 at New Delhi, India, Bangladesh and Katmandu, Nepal. Funded by International Water Management Institute (IWMI), Sri Lanka
  5. Successfully completed the training course on “Web Page Design and Hosting” during December 02 to 06, 2006.
  6. Successfully completed the training course on “Project Cycle Management and TAPP Preparation” during April 22 to May 04, 2006
  7. Successfully completed the training course on “Basic of MS Office” during May 27 to June 08, 2006.
  8. Successfully completed the training course on “Teaching Methods and Techniques” during January 22 to February 04, 2006.
  9. Successfully completed the training course on “Scientific Report Writing” during June 04 to 09, 2005.
Professor
20 Jun, 2016 -
Bangladesh Agricultural University
Associate Professor
20 Jun, 2012 - 19 Jun, 2016
Bangladesh Agricultural University
Assistant Professor
25 Sep, 2006 - 19 Jun, 2012
Bangladesh Agricultural University
Lecturer
25 Sep, 2004 - 24 Sep, 2006
Bangladesh Agricultural University
Total Number:  37
 

Name of the published book:

  1.  M.  W. Rahman and Jianchao Luo (2012). Microfinance Impacts and Sustainability-a case of Shaanxi, China and Bangladesh, LAP Lambert Academic Publishing, ISBN 978-3659161421; http://www.amazon.com/Microfinance-Impacts-Sustainability-Shaanxi-Bangladesh/dp/365916142X
  2. M.W Rahmanand R.N Ali (2011). Poverty Alleviation: the contribution of homestead livestock, LAP Lambert Academic Publishing, ISBN 978-3-8454-0615-2, http://www.amazon.com/Poverty-Alleviation-contribution-homestead-livestock/dp/3845406151

 Published journal articles: 

  1. Rahman, MW., Palash, S.; Jahan, J.;  Shok, J.  Mainuddin, M.(2020). An Empirical Investigation of Men's Views of Women's Contribution to Farming in Northwest Bangladesh, Sustainably,12 (9):3521; doi:10.3390/su12093521
  2. Asaduzzaman, M., Rahman, MW., Palash, S. and Shok, J. (2020). Assesment of gender priority on groundwater utilizaton in Northwest Bangaldesh, Journal of Forestry & Agriculture, Accepted
  3. Davidson, K Kropp, JD.; Mullally, CC. and Rahman M.W. (2020). Can Simple Nudges and Workshops Improve Diet Quality? Evidence from a Randomized Trial in Bangladesh, American Journal of Agricultural Economics, online published : https://doi.org/10.1111/ajae.12099
  4. Rahman, M.W. and Das, M. (2019). Unfolding Household Typology towards Better Extension Advisory Services in Typical Southern Villages of Bangladesh, Bangladesh Journal of Extension Education, 31 (1&2): 51-67
  5. Palash, M.S.; Rahman, M.W.; Amin, M.R.; Mainuddin, M and Shokhrukh, M.J. (2019). Water stress effect on the factors of production of irrigated rice in Northwest regions of Bangladesh, Bangladesh Journal of Agricultural Economics, 40 (1&2): 43-56.
  6. Farid, K.S., Tanny, N.Z. and Rahman, M.W. (2019). Determinants of drought risk coping mechanisms among the farmers of northern region of Bangladesh. Journal of Bangladesh agricultural university, 17(1): 58–64. Https://doi.org/10.3329/jbau.v17i1.40664 
  7. Uddin M.B., Rahman, W.; K.S. Farid and Mainuddin, M. (2018). Effectiveness of groundwater service providers in northwest Bangladesh, Journal of Bangladesh Agricultural Economics, 39 (1&2): 73-84.
  8. Davidson, K JD. Kropp, CC. Mullally and M.W Rahman (2018). Behavioral Nudges and Nutrition Education in Bangladesh: Experimental Evidence Comparing Food Choices in a Lab Setting to Decisions at Home, Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics under review, presented in the Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C., August 5-7, 2018.
  9. Yigezu, Y. A., Alwang, J., Rahman, M. W., Mollah, M. B. R., El-Shater, T., Aw-Hassan, A., & Sarker, A. (2018). Is DNA fingerprinting the gold standard for estimation of adoption and impacts of improved lentil varieties? Food Policy, 83, 48–59. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.foodpol.2018.11.004.
  10. Tanny N. J. MW Rahman and RN Ali (2017). Climate-induced Gender Vulnerabilities in Northwestern Bangladesh, Indian Journal of Gender, 24 (3):360–372.
  11. Tanny N. J. and MW Rahman (2016) Climate Change Vulnerabilities of Woman in Bangladesh, The Agriculturists 14(2): 113-123(2016): 113-23.
  12. Rahman MW, ASMG Hafeez (2016). Challenges and way forwards for implementation of Social Safety Programs in Bangladesh, Journal of Rural Development Academy, 19(): 97-131.
  13. Rahman, M. W., K. S. Farid and B. R. Mollah (2016). Why has Bangladesh made success in microfinance: An application of Social Relations Model, Indian Journal of Social Research, 57 (3):441-462.
  14. Rahman, M. W., Jianchao Luo. and Zhao Minjuan (2015). Welfare Impacts of NGO type Microfinance Service Providers in China: An empirical study in Shaanxi China, Journal of International Development, 27(7): 1012-1026. DOI: 10.1002/jid.3020.
  15. Rahman MW.,JianchaoLuo, ASM GolamHafeez and Tongquan S. (2015). An comprehensive reviews of microfinance impact, outreach and sustainability, International journal of agricultural extension, economics and Sociology, 6(2):64-76.
  16. Hafeez G ASM., M. W. Rahman (2014). Economics of Small Scale Dairy Farming in Urban Areas Bangladesh - Constraints and Opportunities, International Journal of Science and Research, 3(12):2296-2301.
  17. Hossain, AM., MA Amoududi, MR Ahmed, RH Sarwar, MW Rahman, and A Sharmin (2014). Technical Analysis of Shallow Tubewell Irrigation Equipment: A field Study in Ghatail Thana of Tangail District, Tech. J. River res. Inst. 12(2):45-56.
  18. Rahman, MW., JianchaoLuo., S. Ahmed and W. Xiaolin (2012). The Synthesis of  Grameen Bank, BRAC and ASA Microfinance approaches in Bangladesh, World Applied Sciences,20(7):1055-1062,  DOI: 10.5829/idosi.wasj.2012.20.07.1558.
  19. Rahman, MW and JianchaoLuo (2012). Sustainability of NGO type MFIs in Shaanxi Province, China -compared with Grameen Bank model, Afr. Jr. Bus Manage,6 (15):5319-5327, DOI: 10.5897/AJBM11.1458.
  20. Rahman, MW and JianchaoLuo (2012). Regulation of Microfinance Service Providers in China and Bangladesh: An approach to strengthening the regulatory environment,Afr. Jr. Bus. Manage, 6 (3):1019-1033. DOI: 10.5897/ABJM11.1739.
  21. Parvin, L., JiaJinrong and MW Rahman (2012).Women entrepreneurship development in Bangladesh: What are the challenges ahead? Afr. Jr. Bus Manage, 6(11): 3862-3871.
  22. Parvin, L., MW Rahman and JiaJinrong (2012). Determinants of Women Micro-entrepreneurship Development: An Empirical Investigation in Rural Bangladesh, International Journal of Economics and Finance, 4(5): 266-272, http://dx.doi.org/10.5539/ijef.v4n5p266
  23. Rahman, MW and JianchaoLuo (2011). Policies and Performances of Agricultural/Rural Credit in Bangladesh: what is the influence on agricultural production? Afr. Jr. of Agril. Res., 6 (31): 6440-52.  DOI: 10.5897/AJAR11.1575.
  24. Rahman, MW, and JianchaoLuo (2011). Comparison of Microfinance Models in China and Bangladesh: the implications for institutional sustainability, World Applied Sciences Journal, Vol. 14 (2): 245-255.
  25. Rahman,MW, RH Sarwar and R. Ahmed (2011). An Investigation of Groundwater Irrigation and Command Area Management Issues in Bangladesh  Journal of Knowledge Globalization, 4(1): 93-114 http://journals.sfu.ca/jkg/index.php/journal/article/view/49
  26. Rahman, MW and JianchaoLuo (2011). The Development Perspective of Finance and Microfinance Industry in China: How far is MFIs regulations?, International Journal of Economics and Finance, 3(1):160-170 http://www.ccsenet.org/journal/index.php/ijef/article/view/7066/6595
  27. Chowdhury, M.I, K, L. Mozumder, MW Rahman, and K.S. Farid (2011). Improving Livelihoods of Rural School Dropouts undertaking small entrepreneurship, Bangladesh Journal of Extension Education, 23(1&2):29-36.
  28.  L. Mozumdar, K. S. Farid, J. U. Ahmed and M W. Rahman (2010). Broiler farming: An approach to improve rural livelihood, J. Bangladesh Agril. Univ. 7(2):  395–402, 2009 http://www.banglajol.info/index.php/JBAU/article/view/4752/3786.
  29. Rahman MW and L. Parvin (2009). Impact of Irrigation on Food Security in Bangladesh for the Past Three Decades" the Journal of Water Resource and Protection ,vol no 1(3): 216-225. DOI: 10.4236/jwarp.2009.13027 http://www.SciRP.org/journal/jwarp/)
  30. L. Mazumdar, R.N Ali, MW Rahman and K.S Farid (2009). Towards as Assesssment of Political Affliation of Rural Leaders, The Bangladesh Journal of Progressive Science and Technology, 7 (1): 37-40.
  31. Rahman, MW, R.N Ali. and M.M Hossain (2008). Women Involvement in Livestock raising in some selected areas of Mymensingh district in Bangladesh, Asia-Pacific Journal of Rural Development , XVIII (2):119-32.
  32. Rahman, MW. and L Parvin (2007). Credit Program of ASA: Impact on Poverty Reduction in Some Selected Areas of Mymensingh District, Journal of Bangladesh Agricultural University ,vol no 5(2):429-436.
  33. K.S Farid, R.N Ali, MW Rahman(2006). Determinants of and Personal Factors in Rural-Urban Migration: Case of Comilla-Dhaka Migrants the Bangladesh Journal of Extension Education , 18(1&2):9-17.
  34. M.R Islam, MW Rahman (2006). Sociological Parameters of Suicide and Attempted Suicide in Rural Bangladesh: Some Case Studies from Three Villages of Jhenidah District, the Journal of Socio-economic Research and Development , 3(1):42-49.
  35. M.S Kabir, R.N Ali, MW Rahman (2006). Upliftment of rural women through small entrepreneurship development in some selected areas of Mymensingh district, the Journal of Bangladesh Agricultural University, 4(1):157-64.
  36. Rahman, MW. R.N Ali and M.S Kabir (2005). Poverty alleviation through livestock and poultry raising in some selected areas of Mymensingh district, the Journal of Bangladesh Agricultural University, 3(2):375-80.
  37. M.M Ali, MW Rahman (2005). Teaching Quality of the Senior Faculty Members of Bangladesh Agricultural University, the Bangladesh Journal of Training and Development, 18(1&2): 9-14. 

Research Report:

  1. Rahman MW, Palash MS and Asaduzzaman, M (2020)Improvement of Socio-Economic and Livelihood Development of Tribal People Through Integrated Livestock Project, Submitted to the Department of Livestock Services, MoFL, July 2020
  2. Rahman, MW, Miah MAM, and  Nahar, N (2020). Baseline study on sustainable management of soil health towards improving food and nutritional security and livelihood upliftment of farming community in Northern Bangladesh, Submitted to OCPE Foundation.
  3. Rahman MW, AHK Robin, MA Alam (2019). The Assessment of Private Companies Rice Research and Development for the Public Private Partnership in Bangladesh, Submitted to IRRI office Bangladesh.
  4. M.; Rahman, MW; Wendy, M. Serena, W (2019). Ethical Community Engagement for Agricultural Intensification in Bangladesh, submitted to ACIAR, Australia.
  5. Rahman, MW, H. Jahan, Davin B. Jane (2019). Understanding gender-related barriers to sustainable nutrient management and ways to support women’s participation in the NUMAN Project
  6. Rahman, MW and K. Farid (2019). Farmers’ Satisfaction with the Extent and Quality of Extension Services Provided by BATB.
  7. Rahman, MW, Farid and MA Alam (2019). A Methodological Study of the Police Jobs: Measurement of Job Loads viz-a-viz Manpower through Field Survey in the Police Stations, submitted to the police headquarter of Bangladesh.
  8. Rahman, MW and M. Das (2018). Household typologies of two southern villages of Bangladesh, submitted to ACIAR, Australia.
  9. Yigezu, A Y., M.W Rahman, Jeff, Awlong, And A.A Hassan (2017). Adoption of improved lentil varieties in Bangladesh: comparison between expert estimates, nationally representative farm household survey and dna fingerprinting, submitted to International Center For Agricultural Research In The Dry Areas (ICARDA), hq address: Dalia building 2nd floor, bashir el kassar street, verdun, beirut, lebanon 1108-2010, on march, 2017.
  10. Rahman MW, M.S Islam, NJ Tanny, L Hassan, L, Parvin (2017). Synthesizing gender-responsive and nutrition-sensitive programs and enhancing collaboration by integrating education, research and extension services, funded by INGENAES, Feed the Future,
  11. Rahman, MW (2017). Determinants of academic performance at higher education: the case of Bangladesh, submitted to BAURES, BAU, April, 2016.
  12. Rahman, MW (2016). Impact Assessment on Upstream Water Withdrawal to Conserve Natural Breeding Habitat of Major Carps in the River Halda, Sociological Component, submitted to Bangladesh Fisheries Research Institute (BFRI), Ministry of Fisheries and Livestock, Government of People’s Republic Bangladesh.
  13. Islam, MS, L. Hassan, MO Islam, MM Hoque, MW, Rahman and ASMZ Hossain (2016). Socioeconomic Impact of Tobacco Cultivation in Bangladesh: Present Status, Profitability and Challenges, submitted to British American Tobacco Company, Bangladesh.
  14. ASM Golam Hafeez and M W Rahman(2015). Livestock Vaccination Program in Bangladesh: challenges and policy option, Islamic Relief Bangladesh.
  15. Hafeez, ASM; MW Rahman (2014). Impact of Islamic Microfinance on the livelihoods of rural women-An empirical study based on the “PROVED” project at Mithapukur, Islamic Relief, Bangladesh. March, 2014.
  16. Rahman, M. W (2014). Co-existence of microfinance norms and functionalism model in sustaining microfinance over three decades in Bangladesh” Funded by BAURES
  17. Rahman, MW., JaiancahoLuo; W. Xiaolin, and S Ahmed (2011). The Synthesis of Grameen Bank, BRAC and ASA Microfinance Approaches in Bangladesh, IPRCC working paper series, No. 4, June, 2011
  18. Sarwer, R. H; MW Rahman, M. R. Ahmed; M.A Hossain and A. Sharmin (2009). Shallow Tubewell Irrigation Business in Bangladesh A Field Study in Dighalkandi Union under Ghatail Upazilla of Tangail District, IMWI Research Report. 

Conference Proceedings:

  1. Rahman, MW, M Das, and Michaela Cosijn (2019). Irrigation water, agriculture intensification and livelihood of marginalized: Ethical community engagement for extending the benefits in southern Bangladesh, paper presented in the workshop on Gender, water and food: perspectives and contestations during 3-4 December, at IDS, University of Success, UK.
  2. Rahman MW, K.S Farid, H. Jahan, MS Palash, and M. Kabir (2019)Determinants of Gender Based Wage Discrimination of Agricultural Wage Laborer in Bangladesh, Seeds of Change Confernece, University of Canberra, Austalia 
  3. Rahman, MW, ASM Golam Hafeez (2014). Why has Bangladesh Made Remarkable Success in Microfinance? An application of Social Relations Model. Paper presented in the international Symposium on Rural Finance and Development, Northwest A&F University, China during 21-25 September, 2014.
  4. Hafeez, G. ASM., MW Rahman (2014). Islamic Microfinance and Livelihood Improvement: An empirical study based on the “PROVED” project of Bangladesh, paper presented annual international conference on Islamic Economics 2014, Surakarta, 29 October 2014, PusatStudiEkonomi Islam, UniversityasSebelasMaret, Surakarta, Indonesia.
  5. Rahman, MW. (2013). Social Safety Nets Incentives: Challenges and step forward toward achieving food security, Presented as key note speaker at Regional office of CARE-Bangladesh on 18 May, 2013. Bangladesh. 
  6. Rahman,M.W., and JianchaoLuo (2011). Policies and Performances of Agricultural/Rural Credit in Bangladesh: what does influences on agricultural production? Knowledge Globalization Conference, 16-17 October, 2011, 5 (1):224-245. http://www.kglobal.org/files/PROCEEDINGS_2011-bosJan_2-3-2012.pdf
  7. Rahman, M.W., and JianchaoLuo (2010). Successful Cases of Irrigation Water Management and Technological Advancement in Bangladesh, Yangling International Agri-science forum, China, available at: http://papers.ssrn.com/abstract=1651189. http://news.nwsuaf.edu.cn/luntan2010/show.php?id=169
  8. Rahman,M.W., and JianchaoLuo (2010). Comparison of Microfinance Model in China and Bangladesh, proceedings of 2010 CAER-IFPRI international annual conference, Agriculture and the wealth of Nations, October, 16-17, Beijing, China. http://www.cau.edu.cn/cem/lib/upload/1286936675.pdf
  9. Rahman M.W. (2009). Microfinance Regulatory Framework in Bangladesh: An instrument of sustainable financial market in Bangladesh, Yangling International Agri-science forum, P, R China http://news.nwsuaf.edu.cn/yangling/show.php?id=384
  10. Rahman,M.W. (2008). Ground Water Irrigation and Command Area management: the role of indigenous social institution in indo-genetic basin of Bangladesh" published in the Ecological Research for Sustaining the Environment in China,  pp. 43-44; Beijing, P.R China.
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Title Institution Subject Receipt Date
Global Recognition of Research Impact Award Bangladesh Agricultural Univeristy Global Recognition of Research Impact Award 2019 14 January 2019
Junior Research Fellow IWMI Groundwater Governance in Asia 2007-08
BWTP Research Competition Award-2010 Foundation for Development Cooperation, Australia Research Competition 2010
Internship IPRCC Sharing Experience between China and Bangladesh 2011
Internship UNDP Writing a book 2010
Publication Award Northwest A&F University Publication award 2010, 2011, 2012
2nd Position Shaanxi Provincial Govt. Best Publication Award 2013
UNESCO_TWAS Associate UNESCO-TWAS, ITALY Research Collaboration 2014
Membership Type Organization
Professional Bangladesh Economists Association
General Member Bangladesh Agricultural Economists Association
General Member Bangladesh Agriculturists Association