Policy Research Institute - PRI Bangladesh

The Policy Research Institute of Bangladesh (PRI) is a private, nonprofit, nonpartisan research organization dedicated to promoting a greater understanding of the Bangladesh economy, its key policy challenges, domestically, and in a rapidly integrating global marketplace.


Mr. Zakir Ahmed Khan did his MA in Economics from the University of Dhaka and MBA from Vrije University, Brussels, Belgium. He also studied Development Economics and Development Administration at the Colorado State University as a Hubert Humphrey Fellow. Before joining the Pakistan Audit and Accounts Service in 1970 he served briefly as a Research Associate in the Bureau of Economic Research and as a Lecturer in Economics, University of Dhaka. He also served as a part time Lecturer in the Department of Finance, University of Dhaka.

Mr. Khan retired in Feb, 09 from the World Bank as Alternate Executive Director representing Bangladesh, Bhutan, India and Srilanka. He served as Finance Secretary and Secretary, Internal Resources Division and Chairman, National Board of Revenue for about five years. During his 38 years of public service he held various senior level positions in the Bangladesh Audit and Accounts Department, Ministries of Establishment, Finance, Commerce and Cabinet Division. He also worked as a senior national consultant in the public sector financial reform programme of the Government of Bangladesh and as an External Auditor to the United Nations, United Nations Development Programme, United Nations Fund for Population Activities, United Nations Industrial Development Organisation and United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America.

He contributed articles on public sector financial management in the " Public administration and Development : The International Journal of Management Research and Practice" and in the " Public Finance and Development: A Biannual Journal of the Bangladesh Audit and Accounts Association".