Sadiq Ahmed is a development economist and co-founder of the Policy Research Institute of Bangladesh, established in 2009, where he worked with a team to develop the Bangladesh Sixth Five Year Plan and the Bangladesh National Social Protection Strategy. Ahmed previously spent 1981 to 2009 at the World Bank, serving as country director for Pakistan and Afghanistan and chief economist for the South Asia region; he also lead key missions to Egypt, South Asia, and Southeast Asia. Ahmed first worked as a lecturer in economics at Dhaka University in 1974, followed by a stint at the Bangladesh Institute of Development Studies as a research fellow. He has lectured extensively on key development topics at a number of institutions, from the Foreign Policy Training Institute of the US State Department to the Bangladesh Defense College. Dr. Ahmed received his M.Sc. from the London School of Economics and Ph.D. from Boston University.