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Shahid Khandker

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Lead Economist, Development Research Group, World Bank

Shahid Khandker is currently Lead Economist in the Agriculture and Rural Development Unit of the Development Research Group.  He was formerly 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. Over the past 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.  His current research projects include seasonality of income and poverty, evaluation of ultra-poor microfinance programs, long-term dynamics of microcredit programs, energy poverty, rural roads and electrification.  His current research also includes analytical work on macro-micro linkages for assessing the distributional impacts of government interventions adopted during the past economic crisis to mitigate its adverse effects on growth and poverty.