Shaheen Akter

Shaheen Akter has her PhD in agricultural economics from London University and is presently holding a part-time position in the Multinational Enterprises and Global Development (MNEmerge) Project of Technology and Management Centre for development in the Oxford University's Department of International Development. She is contributing to survey design and overseeing the survey and data management and analysis as well as to advance the Centre’s research. She has been working as an independent research consultant with universities (Plymouth, Oxford), think tanks (ODI), NGOs (BRAC, Oxfam) and international organisations (ILRI Ethiopia, CIMMYT, UNDP). Prior to this she was a professor of economics at the Shahjalal University of Science and Technology in Bangladesh where she worked in various capacities over a period of 14 years. She was also a Visiting Professor of North South University of Bangladesh. She also taught agri-business courses in the Papua New Guinea University of Technology in the 2002-2004 period. Her research interests include technology adoption, quantitative analysis (poverty & vulnerability, impact, policy, agricultural markets, competiveness/efficiency, innovation and the interface between social protection and rural productive sectors etc.).



Akter S.,  Farrington J, and Deshingkar P. 2013. Pathways out of Poverty and Vulnerability: Evidence from the Indian State of Andhra Pradesh,  Asian Profile, Vol 41 No. 2, , pp 115-129.

Rahman S and Akter S 2012. Determinants of Livelihood Security in Poor Settlements in Bangladesh, Asian Profile, Vol 40 No. 6, , pp 450-566.

Jaim W M H and Akter S 2012. Seed, fertilizer, and innovation in Bangladesh: Industry and policy issues for the future, IFPRI project paper, September 2012.

Akter S and Farrington J 2011. What Makes Poverty Transition? Investigation of Smallholder Women Livestock Farmers in Bangladesh, Development in Practice, Vol 21 No. 2, pp 269-281.

Xiaolan F and Akter S 2011 . The Impact of ICT on Agricultural Extension Services Delivery: Evidence from the Rural e-services Project in India, TMD Working Paper Series, No. 046, Department of International Development, University of Oxford.

Akter S and Rahman S 2010. Agribusiness Forecasting with Univariate Time Series Modelling Techniques: The Case Of a Dairy Cooperative in the UK, Journal of Farm Management, Vol 13 No 11, pp 747-764.

Deshingkar, P., Akter, S., Sharma, P., & Farrington J. 2010. The impacts of social protection on labour markets and migration with particular reference to the NREGA. London: Overseas Development Institute.

Deshingkar P and Akter S 2009. Migration and Human Development in India, Human Development Research Paper, HDRP-2009-13, Human Development Report Office (HDRO), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), revised Apr 2009.

Deshingkar P, Rao L, Akter S and Farrington J. 2009. The Evolving Pattern of Circular Migration: Household Surveys in Andhra Pradesh in Deshingkar P and Farrington J. (ed.) Circular Migration and Multilocational Livelihood Strategies in Rural India. Oxford University Press, New Delhi.

Akter S., Farrington J, Deshingkar, P.,  Rao L, Sharma P, Freeman A, and Reddy J 2008. Livestock and Drought in Indian states of Andhra Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh, in (ed) Rowlinson P, Steele M and Nefzaoui A 2008. The Proceedings of the Conference Livestock and Global Climate Change, British Society of Animal Science, Cambridge University Press, UK.

Deshingkar P, Sharma P, Kumar S, Akter S and Farrington J 2008. “Circular migration in Madhya Pradesh: Changing patterns and Social Protection Needs”, European Journal of Development Research, Vol 20. No. 4, pp 612-628.

Akter S. Farrington J, Deshingkar P and Freeman A 2008. Livestock, Vulnerability and Poverty Dynamics in India. International Livestock Research Institute and Overseas Development Institute, Discussion Paper No. 10, Targeting and Innovation, ILRI (International Livestock Research Institute), Nairobi, Kenya. 44 pp.

Akter S., Farrington J, Deshingkar, P.,  Rao L, Sharma P, Freeman A, and Reddy J 2008. Drought and Vulnerability of Livestock in India. Findings from the ODI Livelihood Options Project Panel Survey. International Livestock Research Institute and Overseas Development Institute, Discussion Paper No. 9, Targeting and Innovation, ILRI (International Livestock Research Institute), Nairobi, Kenya. 51 pp.

  Akter S and Farrington J 2008. Poverty transition through targeted programme: the case of Bangladesh Poultry Model, paper read at the AES  conference, RAC, Cirencester, March 31- April 2.

Jabbar M.A. and Akter S. 2008. “Market and other Factors Affecting Farm-specific Production Efficiency in Pig Production in Vietnam”, Journal of International Food and Agri-business  Marketing, vol. 20, No. 3. pp 29-53.

Akter S, Farrington J, Deshingkar P, Laxman R and Freeman A 2007. Species, livestock and income of the poor in the Indian State of Andhra Pradesh, Livestock Research for Rural Development,Vol 19, No.11.

Deshingkar P, Winkels A, Akter S. and Thang T.C 2006. The Quality of Life of Migrants in Vietnam, paper commissioned by UNFPA, Vietnam.

Akter S. 2005. “Occupational Segregation, Wage Discrimination and Impact on Poverty in Rural Bangladesh”, The Journal of Developing Areas, Vol. 39 No. 1. pp. 15-39.

Akter S, Jabbar M.A. and Ehui S.K.  2004. “Competitiveness of poultry and pig production in Vietnam: an application of policy analysis matrix”, Quarterly Journal of International Agriculture, Vol. 43 No. 2. pp. 177-192.

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