Program On NonProfit Organizations (PONPO) Speaker Series: Dr. Mahmud Wahiduddin, University of Dhaka

Event time: 
Tuesday, April 27, 2010 - 3:30pm through 4:50pm
Event description: 

Lunch with Dr. Mahmud Wahiduddin

Professor of Economics, University of Dhaka

“Pathways to Social Development in Low-Income Countries:  The Role of NGOs”

Wahiduddin Mahmud is a professor of economics at University of Dhaka. He has frequently consulted for many international organizations; his recent consulting assignments include working as advisor to UN Support Facility for Indonesian Recovery (UNSFIR) and assisting UNDP’s work on public social spending in Indonesia’s Aceh province.

Together with Nobel Peace prize winner Muhammad Yunus, he co-founded, and was chairman for the last ten years of Palli Karma Sahayak Foundation (PKSF), which is an apex institution for funding the microfinance programs of NGOs in Bangladesh. He is also chairman of Institute of Microfinance, a sister organization of PKSF. His current assignment in Bangladesh include chairing several government commissions and committees including those related to bank reforms, implementation of Millennium Development Goals and preparation of the country’s five-year development plans. He was a member of the caretaker government of Bangladesh in charge of the ministries of finance and planning.

Dr. Wahiduddin has published on a wide range of topics on economic development and is on the editorial advisory board of several academic journals. His forthcoming book is Theory and Practice of Microfinance.

Attendance is open to all. Lunch provided for registrants only. Please reserve your spot by Friday April 23rd. Click here to register.