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Obituary: Dr. Kazi Ali Toufique, Research Director, BIDS passed away

BIDS announces with great sadness that our Research Director, Dr. Kazi Ali Toufique, passed away in Dhaka on 11 February, 2020. Dr. Toufique completed his B.S.S. and M.S.S. in Economics in 1982 and 1983 from the University of Dhaka. He obtained his M.A. from Fordham University, New York, in 1987. He then obtained M.Phil. in 1990, and Ph.D. in 1996 from the University of Cambridge, UK. He joined BIDS in 1989 as a Research Associate. In his long career as a researcher, he has worked as consultant to several organizations including DFID, WorldFish Center, FAO, UNDP etc.  

His contribution and achievements are outstanding and noteworthy and he will continue to make an impact on the development discourse of the country. We lost a dear family member today who can never be forgotten. May his soul rest in eternal peace.

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