Md. Mahan Ul Hoque
Md. Mahan Ul Hoque joined BIGD as Research Assistant in September 2011. In BIGD he is currently involved with one of institute’s annual flagship research ‘State of Cities (SoC)’, and Public Procurement Reform Project (PPRP)- II (Extension Phase). Prior to that, he contributed in finalising reports and manuscript, and provided support and communication to the responsible research investigator for developing research proposals and reports, and also in supervising different qualitative and quantitative research teams. He was also engaged in organising dissemination seminars and national level workshops.
He was involved with various research works on topics such as ‘Understanding knowledge, attitude and practice of the Employers of Child Domestic Workers’, ‘State of social inclusion and vulnerability of informal sector workers and groups living in the Chittagong hill tracts & in the char lands of Bangladesh’, ‘State of social inclusion and vulnerability of informal sector workers and groups’ among others.
Prior to joining BIGD, he worked for the Centre for Injury Prevention and Research, Bangladesh as a Qualitative Researcher.
He did his Bachelors and Masters in Anthropology from Jahangirnagar University. His Masters’ thesis on the topic: ‘Understanding the ‘Dalits’ life experiences in the context of water and Sanitation’ was published in a national journal. He has co-authored the research report 'Protecting the Obscured - Understanding knowledge, attitude and practice of the Employers of Child Domestic Workers’ (2012) published by BDI. He participated in a workshop on ‘Proposal Writing’ in 2013 at BIGD, BRAC University, which was conducted by MDF Asia Training and Consultancy. He also obtained training titled ‘Using NVivo in qualitative research’ organised by BIGD. He has also a certificate degree on Environmental Management & Governance (EMG) from BIGD, BRAC University.
His research interests include gender and minority issues, rights, political economy, development and governance issues.