Shahid Khandker is a former Lead Economist in the Agriculture and Rural Development Unit of the Development Research Group. Before that was Lead Economist in the Poverty Reduction and Economic Management Division of the World Bank Institute where he taught courses on poverty and impact evaluation. He has produced two well known handbooks in the current development literature during his tenure in WBI: Handbook on Poverty and Inequality, and Handbook on Impact Evaluation—Quantitative Methods and Practices. During his over 20 years in the bank, he has worked extensively on research topics such as microfinance, rural finance, poverty, rural infrastructure, rural energy, and agriculture development. He has authored more than three dozen articles in peer-reviewed journals, and authored several books, including Fighting Poverty with Microcredit: Experience in Bangladesh, published by Oxford University Press.
- Does Institutional Finance Matter for Agriculture? Evidence Using Panel Data from Uganda
- Why energy poverty may differ from income poverty
- How Competition Affects the Performance of Microfinance Institutions in Bangladesh?
- Microcredit Borrowers in Bangladesh Are Not Necessarily Trapped in Poverty and Debt as many contended in recent years
- Seasonal Hunger: A Forgotten Reality
- Microcredit deserves support to benefit the poor
- Pathways to Development: What We Know and Don’t Know