Senior Research Fellow, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)
MRR Innovation Lab Principal Investigator
Akhter Ahmed is a senior research fellow in the Poverty, Health, and Nutrition Division. He works on strategies for agricultural and rural development, social protection, and women’s empowerment to reduce poverty, food insecurity, and undernutrition of the poor in developing countries.
Since 2010, Ahmed has been posted in Bangladesh where he is leading the Policy Research and Strategy Support Program for Food Security and Agricultural Development in Bangladesh. Before joining IFPRI, Ahmed worked with the World Bank and was an agricultural economist for the U.S. Agency for International Development. He received a Ph.D. in agricultural economics from Colorado State University.