Basher works on food security and rural development issues, contributes to ADB’s agenda of sustainable development, and supports the ADB-wide knowledge management process on food security and sustainability. Before joining ADB, he taught economics at university, worked as an economist at the World Bank and a researcher at Bangladesh Institute of Development Studies. In addition to publishing on macroeconomic, trade, rural finance and development issues for academic journals, Basher has contributed economic columns in dailies and monthlies in his native Bangladesh. Basher is also passionate about literature, and his first novel was published in 2010.
Blogs by this Author
Published on Monday, 11 September 2017
Spanish agricultural cooperatives have become successful for-profit ventures. How can Asia’s farmers follow their path?
Published on Tuesday, 10 May 2016
Yesterday’s thinking will not solve tomorrow’s challenges; we need to do something radically different to ensure safe and quality food for everyone in the region.