Mr. Syful is an economist by training and highly experienced management consulting leader with a focus on South Asia in designing, delivering and assessing programs in socio-economic, health and livelihood issues in SDG, Local government and public finance issues, private sector development, infrastructure (Energy, Special Economic Zone -SEZ and Port Development), business climate, Industry, investment and trade, automation, industrial environment (manufacturing and MSMEs sector development), productivity, market, competitiveness, innovation and technology adoption, job creation, waste management and relevant policy and advocacy of both government and international donors. As a management consulting leader, Mr. Hoque has over 15 years of professional experience and notably took part on 50+ international organization funded projects working with the European Union (EU) and in partnership with the UK Government, European Commission (EC), The World Bank (WBG), Asian Development Bank (ADB), International Finance Corporation (IFC), PwC-UK, PwC-India and Bangladesh, Transports & Infrastructures Expertise Group EEIG (TIEG-Brussels, Belgium, C&M-Consulting & Management Ltd and TAS Euro projects- Belgium, Japan development Institute (JDI)-Japan, JAICA-BD, JETRO-BD, CLASP International-USA, ICF International-UK, CARE International-UK, KIET-Korea, Sumitomo Corp- Japan, Morinaga-Japan, Ajinomoto Foundation (AFF), Water Aid, Tobacco Free Kids (TFK), Business Innovation Facility (BIF-DFID)-UK, IUCN, Manusher Jonno Foundation (MJF) etc. He has obtained MSC in Economics from University of Surrey-UK and both MSS and BSS in Economics from University of Dhaka.
Currently as an Economist (consultant) he is working for European Commission and its Members States in contributing to a project on smooth and more inclusive LDC graduation of Bangladesh, risk mitigation actions, opportunities for engagement of EU. He is also coordinating and single handedly managing The World Bank commissioned 'Technology Adoption Survey (TAS) for manufacturing firms, Business Pulse Survey (BPS) to assess Covid 19 impact and a RCT study along with John Hopkins and Columbia University-USA – those will feed into a policy report on interventions for technology adoption & moving up the value chain and product diversification for global competitiveness of manufacturing firms. As Market and Business Development Specialist, Bangladesh Municipality Development Fund (BMDF), Ministry of Finance he is developing 10 years market and business roadmap, implementation plan and investment plan for BMDF, revenue generation plan for local bodies and BMDF, human resource development training for BMDF to support country-wide local government bodies (municipalities I.e. City Corporations and Paurashava).
Mr. Hoque has profound influence over research and analytics both inside and outside field of economics, finance and development and has vast experience in program design, implementation, evaluation, M&E, MRM, MEL frameworks, conducting large nationwide surveys (including using ODK & Survey CTO mobile/tablet based surveys, Base-Mid-End-line surveys, FGD, KII), data analysis (using STATA, SPSS, ArcGIS, EVIEWS, MS Excel). He also involved in impact evaluation research (Experimental (RCT), Quasi-experimental & Non-experimental), and measuring social impact, livelihoods, and economic development in agriculture, health & nutrition, wash, & solid waste management- faecal sludge & plastic waste. He has extensively worked with the largest NGO in the world - BRAC research and evaluation division, Tufts Labor lab, Tufts University-USA, ZEF-Center for Development Research- University of Bonn on various development topic.
As an academician, he taught Economics, Mathematics and Business courses in several local private universities and published several peer reviewed journal articles, book chapters, country reports and policy reports. He notably developed a novel property (land and real estate apartments) valuation model for taxation for developing countries including area wise property tax valuation, an effective tax and price policy measures on tobacco taxation, financial soundness indicators for non-financial corporations for investment climate assessment, a Business Confidence Index (BCI) for Bangladesh. In the last 5 years, his research interest and projects concentrated in private sector development, industry & SME sector development addressing jobs and productivity, technology and sustainability, industrial applications, production eco-systems, compliance and management practices for improving the industrial environment and conditions of workers (health, socio-economic conditions etc.).