Syeda Salina Aziz
Senior Research Associate
Syeda Salina Aziz joined BIGD (former IGS) in 2009 as a Research Associate and is now working at the institute as a senior research associate. She is engaged in institutes flagship publication ‘The State of Governance in Bangladesh’ (SoG). Currently she is working under the ‘Economic Growth and Development’ cluster of the Institute.
Before joining BIGD, she worked as a part-time lecturer at the Department of Economics in United International University, Dhaka. She was involved in the study on ‘Development and testing of an effective insurance market to alleviate flood risk vulnerability and poverty in Bangladesh’ funded by Dutch Ministry under Poverty Reduction and Environmental Management (PREM) programme.
Salina Aziz is trained in economics. She has completed her first masters in economics from North South University, Dhaka and her second masters from University of Guelph, Canada. Her undergraduate degree is from Shahajalal University of Science and Technology. She is skilled at quantitative research. She has considerable expertise in statistical software like SPSS, Stata and Excel. She has also received extensive training in curriculum development.
While development economics and governance are the broad areas of her interest; she works in issues like health and education governance, governance-growth relationship and also in the relationship between social capital and growth. Survey research is another key area of her interest and work; at BIGD she was involved with the design, analysis and writing of several key surveys including Governance Barometer Survey 2010, Bangladesh Youth Survey 2011. She also takes interest in methodological issues involved in survey design.
She has published in international journals like Mitigation and Adaptation Strategies for Global Change and The Journal of Disaster Studies, Policy and Management. Her important works at the institute includes several survey reports like ‘Bangladesh Youth Survey’, ‘Governance barometer survey’ and chapters on the SoGs.