Bangladesh Bank

Research Department

Name & Designation Email Telephone Fax
Kazi Sayedur RahmanDeputy Governor
880-2-9530412, 880-2-9530422--
Dr. Sayera YounusExecutive Director (Research)
Luthfe Ara BegumDirector (Research)
Tasnim FatemaDirector (Ex Cadre- Library)
Mst. Nurnaher BegumDirector (Research)
Farida ParveenDirector (Research)
Md. Sakhawat HossainDirector (Research)
Mohammed Abdul HalimDirector (Research)
Mohammad MasuduzzamanDirector (Research)
Nurun Nahar SultanaDirector (Research)
The main function of the research Department is to prepare necessary reports and carry out research works on an ongoing basis for providing guidelines for policymaking of the higher authority and to help formulate countrys monetary policy in the context of economic growth, balance of payments position and government fiscal stance with a view to stabilizing inflation.

This Department coordinates the IMF country consultations with comprehensive macroeconomic data and information on different sectors of the economy to the visiting IMF missions for their surveillance and eventual negotiations for financial and technical assistance.

The Department prepares the Banks Annual Report and the Quarterly Bangladesh Bank Bulletin. It also prepares the full draft of the Resume of the Activities of Banks and Financial Institutions published annually by the Ministry of Finance. In adition, it prepares and circulates on a regular basis weekly, monthly, quarterly, half-yearly and annual reviews/statements on money supply, reserve money and domestic credit situation, balance of payments, government revenue income and expenditure, food price situation, CPI inflation etc. and undertakes special studies or periodic research on different economic issues as per defined requirement from time to time. In addition, the Department makes recommendations/comments on various economic issues demanded by the IMF or government organizations and also provides materials with valuable recommendations for national budget preparation and replies to the questionnaire of the parliament. The Department also prepares working papers/quarterly reviews and provides data/materials on money, credit and exchange rate for Coordination Council regularly. The Department keeps the top executives of the Bank fully abreast of the latest economic developments. Domestic and international economic developments are brought within the purview of comprehensive reports and reviews, which are submitted for perusal of the Banks Board of Directors and senior executives. Frequent references on important economic issues received by the Bank from the Ministry of Finance, Planning Commission and other ministries of the Government for examination and opinion are also dealt with by the Department.

The Department also coordinates the activities relating to SAARCFINANCE, a network of SAARC central bank Governors and Finance Secretaries, through its SAARC FINANCE country cell for Bangladesh.