Ataur Rahman
Research Associate

M.S.S. in Social Welfare
B.S.S in Social Welfare

Area of interest: Growth and poverty, Informal economy, migration, governance, public policy, economic history, etc.

Skilled in: Report writing and documentation, data analysis, research and project proposals, field supervision and monitoring, training and developing training materials, organizing knowledge events, and delivering a public speech.

Ataur Rahman, also known as Maruph, is a Research Associate at HDRC. Previously, he worked with the BRAC migration program, where his efforts as a reintegration officer to mainstream the lives of vulnerable returnee migrants were recognized, and he was named ‘Employee of the Month’.

Ataur Rahman completed his BSS and MSS in social welfare from the University of Dhaka. During his graduation, he was rigorously involved in knowledge-based activism, exposed to critical ideas, and debated and delivered twenty-five well-researched lectures on development issues of Bangladesh. His MSS thesis titled ‘Impact of forced eviction on the livelihoods of street vendors’ was accepted for presentation at a regional conference in 2020. Following graduation, Mr. Rahman completed his research internship at the Power and Participation Research Centre. He also assisted in the mega research project titled ‘Padma Multipurpose Bridge: Impacts on lives and livelihoods of Project-affected People’ jointly undertaken by the Bangladesh Bridge Authority and the University of Dhaka. His research-based op-ed articles have been published in prominent national dailies. He is trained and skilled in research methodology. He won several prestigious awards for participating in numerous national-level writing and idea contests.

Born and raised in Noakhali, Mr. Rahman currently lives in Dhaka. He is pursuing a career to advance the interest of the marginalized people manifested in the development agenda of Bangladesh.