Rehnuma Rahman

Rehnuma Rahman is a Senior Research Associate at RED,  She has stepped into the development sector through young professional programme of BRAC (one of the most coveted position for a young upstart in the industry). As a young professional has undergone a yearlong intensive training where got the opportunity to work in the grass root level. After successfully completing the training that blended practical experience with theoretical work, joined BRAC RED as a research associate in 2009 at Social Development and Human Rights Research Unit; currently she is working at Development Economics unit of RED. Proficient in study planning, tools development, qualitative and quantitative analysis and report writing. Her research interest includes urban poverty, women and youth empowerment.



Personal data

Address: Brac Centre, 75 Mohakhali, Dhaka-1212, Bangladesh

Telephone: 88 02 9881265 (Ext. 3718) Cell: 01766597474

E-mail address: rehnuma.r[at]

Nationality: Bangladeshi

Gender: Female



M.Sc. in International Development and Environmental Analysis(2012), Monash University, Australia

B.S.S (Hons.) in Business (2007), North South University, Bangladesh

H.S.C in Humanities (2002), Viqarun Nisa Noon College, Dhaka, Bangladesh

S.S.C in Humanities(2000), Viqarun Nisa Noon School, Dhaka, Bangladesh


Work experiences

Date: November. 2009- Present

Position: Senior Research Associate

Employer: BRAC

Type of business: Non-profit organization/NGO

Area of work: Research and evaluation in Development Economics

Major responsibilities: study planning, tools development, data analysis and report writing


Date: Nov. 2008- Oct. 2009

Position: Young Professional Trainee

Employer: BRAC

Type of business: Non-profit organization/NGO

Area of work: NGO management

Major responsibilities: On the job field and class room training on development theories and practices


Date: March. 2008- July 2008

Position: Customer Relationship Officer

Employer: Avery Dennison

Type of business: Multinational Corporation

Area of work: Retail Branding and Information Solution

Major responsibilities: Liaison with both external and internal customers to process orders by working directly with sales, product development, finance, production and dispatch, Preparation of various status and special reports as needed.



List of publications


RED Monographs

  1. Qayum N, Khan A.& Rahman,R.(2012).Rural Organizations and Active Citizenship in Bangladesh: Evaluation of BRAC’s Polli Shomaj,  Monograph Series No.55.


RED Research reports and working papers

  1. Qayum, N., Samadder, M., & Rahman, R. (2012). Group Norms and the BRAC Village Organization- Enhancing Social Capital Baseline RED Working Paper(29).
  2. Rahman. R., Alim. A (2010). Perception of production related stakeholder towards Aarong and Ayesha Abed foundation, BRAC Research and Evaluation Volume on May 2010.