Syed Yusuf Saadat

  • Research Fellow
  • Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD)



Syed Yusuf Saadat is an economist currently working at the Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD), a civil society think tank which promotes inclusive policymaking in Bangladesh. Yusuf’s expertise is in assessing economic indicators and policies, analysing data, writing, and teaching. He has extensive knowledge of economic theory, combined with command over econometric methods used for estimating models.

Yusuf is an award-winning researcher who has undertaken research for organisations such as Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES), Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), International Development Research Centre (IDRC), UK Aid, Foreign, Commonwealth, and Development Office (FCDO), British Council, International Growth Centre (IGC), KIVU International, Embassy of Denmark, Netherlands Embassy, Embassy of Japan, Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC), United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP), United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA), United Nations Democracy Fund (UNDEF), United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women), and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).

During his tenure at CPD, Yusuf has supervised and managed the work of several research associates, programme associates, and research interns. He has co-authored the book titled “Youth Employment in Bangladesh—Creating Opportunities, Reaping Dividends” published by Palgrave Macmillan. His research interests include income, wealth, and gender inequality, as well as labour economics, financial economics, international economics and climate change. He is a member of the South Asia Economic Policy Network of the World Bank Group, Bangladesh Economic Association (BEA), and Young Scholars Initiative (YSI). Yusuf is also a British Council trained teacher with professional experience in teaching A Level Economics and O Level English Language.