Since its inception, PPRC has been at the forefront of research and policy advocacy on poverty, social protection, land, inclusive growth, governance, local governance, political development, quality, basic education and sustainable urbanization. Its core themes reflect current and emerging priorities of Bangladesh. The Centre maintains a strong interest in regional and international discourses on democracy and development.


Activities of the Centre encompass policy research, project evaluations, quality statistics, discourse promotion, policy advocacy, grassroot and policy networking, and rapid response initiatives on issues of national urgency. PPRC implements its activities through a core staff inclusive of an in-house field research capacity and a network of resource persons under the leadership of its Founder and Chairman Hossain Zillur Rahman.

People Of PPRC

Dr. Hossain Zillur Rahman

Executive Chairman

Syed Ziauddin Ahmed

Director HR & Budget

Md. Mozaffar Hossain

Accounts Manager

Subodh Chandra Sarker

Data Manager

Ali Alauddin

Manager, Office & Admin

Joyanta Kumar Paul

Manager, Event & Communication

Saleha Akter

Computer Operator

Md. Masudul Haque

Senior Field Research Specialist

Md. Billal Hossain

Senior Field Research Specialist

Md. Mohidur rahman khan

Field Research Specialist

Shahida Nasreen

Deputy Data Manager

Md. Nurul Momen

Field Research Specialist

Md. Nurul Anwar

Field Research Specialist

Shajadul Islam Shajjad


Umama Zillur

Senior Research Associate (on leave)


Research Executive

Shabbir Ahmed

Research Assistant

Fatema Akter Tanbi

Research Assistant

Mahjabin Rashid lamisha


Resource Persons

Dr. Salehuddin Ahmed

Economist and Former Governor of Bangladesh Bank

Dr Sanzida Akhter

Associate Professor
Department of Women and Gender Studies
University of Dhaka

AKM Ashraful Haque

Statistical Analyst, PPRC

Kaneta Zillur

Research Consultant, PPRC

Mohammad Mainul Islam

Professor, Department of Population Sciences, University of Dhaka

Senior Fellows

Mohammad Abdul Wazed

Senior Fellow, PPRC and Former DG, BBS

A M M Nasir Uddin

Former Health Secretary

Professor Dr Tahmina Banu

Director, CRICS

Board of Trustee Members

Dr Hossain Zillur Rahman

Former Advisor to Caretaker Government & Chairperson Brac Bangladesh

Major General Ghulam Quader

Former Advisor, Caretaker Government

Advocate A F Hasan Ariff

Former Advisor, Caretaker Government

Professor Dr Tahmina Banu

Director, CRICS

Professor Syed Mezbahuddin Hashemi

School of General Education, Brac University