Dr. Rafiqul Huda Chaudhury

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Dr. Rafiqul Huda Chaudhury

Chairperson

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  • D.Sc. in Social Demography
    (Johns Hopkins University, USA)
  • M.Sc. in Demography
    (Johns Hopkins University, USA)
  • MA in Sociology
    (Punjab University, Pakistan)
  • B.A.(Hons) in Sociology,Political Science & Islamic History
    Dhaka University

Director, Board of Trustees

East West University


Coordinator and Adviser

Graduate Program in Population, Reproductive Health, Gender & Development

East West University


Chairperson

East West University Center for Research and Training

East West University, Dhaka, Bangladesh

  • Honorary Professor, Central Department of Population Studies, Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu, Nepal since July 2004
  • Chairperson, Research and Training Center, East-west University, Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • Served as Research Director, Senior Research Demographer and Research Demographer at Bangladesh Institute of Development Studies, Dhaka (Bangladesh) during the period Sept. 1973 - July 1984.
  • Served as a part-time Lecturer in Demographic Training and Research Center (DTRC) at Addis Ababa University (Ethiopia) during the academic year 1989-90.
  • Visiting Associate Professor, Department of Geography, Boston University, USA, 1981-82, 1982-83 and 1983-84.
  • Served as a part-time Lecturer, Department of Statistics, Dhaka University, 1974-75.
  • Offered summer course on, Advanced Research Methods in Social Sciences at Dhaka University in 1974.
  • Served as a Lecturer in the Department of Sociology, Morgan State University, Baltimore, USA, during the academic year 1971-72 and the Spring Semester, 1972-73.
  • Served as an Assistant Professor of Sociology in the Punjab University (Pakistan) during the academic year 1967-68.


OTHER RESEARCH AND TEACHING EXPERIENCES:

  • Served as ILO /UNFPA Regional Adviser on Population Policies and Development Strategies at UNFPA Country Support Team for Central and South Asia (CST for CASA), Kathmandu, Nepal from January 1993 to June 2004.
  • Served as UNDTCD Chief Technical Adviser/Demographer at Population Analysis and Studies Center, Central Statistical Authority, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, January 1988 - December 1992.
  • Served as a member of the Graduate Committee of the Department of Demographic Training and Research Center at Addis Ababa University (Ethiopia), January 1989 - December 1992.
  • Served as UNDTCD Chief Technical Adviser/Demographer at Central Bureau of Statistics, Kathmandu, Nepal, July 1984 - December 1987.
  • Visiting Research Fellow, Center for Population Studies, Harvard University, 1981-82, 1982-83 and 1983-84.
  • Visiting Scientist, International Food and Nutrition Programme, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, June 1982 - June 1983.
  • Visiting Fellow, Population Studies and Training Center, Brown University, July - December 1983.
  • Senior Research Associate, Center for Asian Development Studies, Boston University, 1981-82 and 1982-83.
  • Visiting Fellow, Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex, UK, February - August 1977.
  • Served as a Consultant to FAO/UNFPA sponsored workshop, Population and Agricultural/Rural Planning, held in Ahmedabad, (India) March 16-28, 1981.
  • Served as a Consultant to FAO sponsored study, "Comparative Study of Population Changes on Rural Institutions", 1980.
  • Served as a Consultant to the Population Division, ESCAP for the preparation of population monograph on Bangladesh, November - December 1979.

Journal Publication 

  1. "Will Bangladesh Seize or Squander the Economic Opportunity Offered by the Demographic Dividend?", Asia-Pacific Population Journal, Volume- 29, No. 2, December 2014
  2. “Multi-sectoral Determinants of Maternal Mortality in Bangladesh”, Development Review, Volume 20, 2010.
  3. Achieving Millennium Development Goal on Maternal Mortality in Rural Bangladesh:  Lessons Learnt from Gonoshasthya Kendra’s Experience”Asia-Pacific Population Journal, April 2008.
  4. The Elderly Woman in Bangladesh; Her Roles and Positions, in The Elderly Woman in Asia; Her Roles and Positions. International Institute on Ageing. United Nations, Malta 2006.
  5. “Ageing in Nepal,” Asia-Pacific Population Journal, March 2004
  6. Plateauing of Total Fertility Rate (TFR) in Bangladesh: An Exploratory Analysis “ (co-authored with Nashid Kamal),  Asian Profile, Vol.31, No.2 , 2003. 
  7. Unmet Need for Contraception in South Asia - its, Level, Trend and Differentials and Programme Implications”, Asia-Pacific Population Journal, September 2001.
  8. Health and Nutrition Status of Children in South Asia”, Population and Development in  Nepal, Vol 7, Central Department of Population Studies, Trivubhan University, Kathmandu,  2000.
  9. Democracy, Development and the Role of the Marginalized”, in Culture, Democracy and Development in South Asia (ed.) N.N. Vohra, Delhi: International Centre, 2000.
  10. Socio-economic, “Demographic and Reproductive Health Profiles of Adolescents in SAARC Countries”, Population and Development in Nepal, Vol. 6, Central Department of Population Studies, Trivubhan University, Kathmandu, 1999.
  11. Factors Affecting Variations in Fertility by States of India”, Asia-Pacific Population Journal,   June, 1996.
  12. A Socio-demographic Profile of the Population of Maldives”, Asia-Pacific Population Journal, December 1996.
  13. Quality of Life of Female Children with Declining Fertility in Bangladesh", In: Sex Preference for Children and Gender Discrimination in Asia", Korea Institute for Health and Social Affairs (KIHASA), 1996.
  14. "Women's Empowerment Index (WEI)", UNFPA CST for CASA, Kathmandu, Nepal, October, 1994.
  15. "Socio-Demographic Correlates of Infant Mortality in Rural Ethiopia", Staff Report No. 7, Population Analysis and Studies Center, (CSA), Addis Ababa (Ethiopia), May 1992 (Co-authored with Enemanachew Yimamu). Also published in Population and Development Bulletin, Vol. 2, No. 1, 1994.
  16. "Child Survival and Fertility Performance in Rural Ethiopia: Is There Any Relationship?" Staff Report No. 5, Population Analysis and Studies Center, (CSA), Addis Ababa (Ethiopia), February 1992 (Co-authored with Teshome Toga Chanaka).  Also published in Population and Development Bulletin, Vol. 2, No. 1, 1994.
  17. "The Reproductive Behaviour of Adolescent Women in Rural Ethiopia: Dimensions and Implications", Staff Report No. 4, Population Analysis and Studies Center, (CSA), Addis Ababa (Ethiopia), February 1992 (Co-authored with Teshome Toga Chanaka).
  18. "Population Pressure and its Effects on Changes in Agrarian Structure and Productivity in Rural Bangladesh". In: Gerry Rodgers (ed.), Population Growth and Poverty in Rural South Asia, Sage Publications, 1989.
  19. "The Estimates of Fertility of Addis Ababa - Revisited", Population and Social Statistics Department, Central Statistical Authority (Mimeo), Addis Ababa, May 1988.  (Co-authored with Abdulahi Hasen).
  20. "Adequacy of Child Dietary Intake Relative to that of Other Family Members", Food and Nutrition Bulletin, (United Nations University), Vol. 10, No. 2, 1988.
  21. "Dietary Adequacy and Sex Bias: Pre-school Children in Rural Bangladesh", Social Action, Vol. 37, April-June 1987.
  22. "Determinants of Nutrient Adequacy in a Rural Area of Bangladesh", Food and Nutrition Bulletin, Vol. 8, No. 4, December 1986.
  23. "Determinants of Nutrient Adequacy for Lactating and Pregnant Mothers in a Rural Area of Bangladesh", Food and Nutrition Bulletin (United Nations University), Vol. 7, No. 1, March 1985.
  24. "Determinants of Dietary Intake and Dietary Adequacy for Pre-school Children in Bangladesh", Food and Nutrition Bulletin (United Nations University), Vol. 6, No. 4, December 1984.
  25. "Hindu-Muslim Differential Fertility: How Much Religious and How Much Socio?” Social Action, Vol. 34, No. 3, July 1984.
  26. "The Duration of Breast-feeding Adequacy in a Rural Area of Bangladesh", Food and Nutrition Bulletin, (United Nations University), Vol. 6, No. 1, March 1984.
  27. "The Influence of Female Education, Labour Force Participation and Age at Marriage on Fertility Behaviour in Bangladesh", Social Biology, (January) Vol. 31, No. 1, 1984.
  28. "Female Labour Force Status and Fertility Behaviour in Bangladesh: Search for Policy Interventions", Bangladesh Development Studies, Vol. XI, No. 3, March 1983.
  29. "Labor Absorption in Bangladesh Agriculture", Social Action (Journal of Indian Social Studies), Vol. 33, No. 1, Jan - March 1983.
  30. "Migration, Mobility and Income Distribution: Some Evidence from Bangladesh", Boston: Boston University (Discussion Paper No: 18), 1983.  Also published in Lata Chatterjee and Peter Nijkamp (eds.) Urban and Regional Policy Analysis in Developing Countries, London: Gower, 1983.
  31. "The Effect of Mother's Work on Child Care, Dietary Intake and Dietary Adequacy of Pre-school Children", Bangladesh Development Studies, Vol. X, No. 4, 1982.
  32. "Urbanization in Bangladesh, 1901-1974", Social Action, Vol. 32, No. 2, 1982.
  33. "The Aged in Bangladesh", In: Alfred de Souza (ed).  Aging in South Asia: Theoretical Issues and Policy Implications: New Delhi: Indian Social Institute, 1982.
  34. "Population Pressure and Agricultural Productivity in Bangladesh" Bangladesh Development Studies, Vol. IX, No. 3, 1981.
  35. Comment on, "The Cultural Impact of the Transfer of Technology in Developing Countries", Regional Development Dialogue, Vol. 2, No. 2, Spring, 1981.
  36. "Effects of Population Growth on Changes in the Agrarian Structure of Rural Bangladesh", Social Action, Vol. 31, No. 3, July 1981.
  37. "Population, Food Supply and Nutrition", In: Population of Bangladesh, Monograph No. 8, ESCAP, United Nations, 1981.
  38. "Nuptiality in Bangladesh", In: Population of Bangladesh, Monograph No. 8, ESCAP, United Nations, 1981.
  39. "Households, Families and Housing Needs in Bangladesh, In: Population of Bangladesh, Monograph No. 8, ESCAP, United Nations, 1981.
  40. "Urbanization in Bangladesh, 1901-1974", In: Population of Bangladesh, Monograph No. 8, ESCAP, United Nations, 1981.
  41. "Population and Development in Bangladesh", In: Wahiuddin Mahmud (ed.).  Development Issues in an Agrarian Economy: Dhaka: Dhaka University (Bangladesh), 1981.
  42. "Attitudes Towards Legalization of Abortion Among a Cross-section of Women in Metropolitan Dacca", Journal of Biosocial Science (Cambridge, UK), Vol. 12, No. 4, October 1980.
  43. "Seasonal Dimensions of Rural Poverty in Bangladesh: Employment, Wages and Consumption Patterns".  Social Action (Journal of Indian Institute of Social Studies) Vol. 30, January-March, 1980.
  44. "Determinants and Consequences of Rural Out-migration: Evidence from Villages in Bangladesh", In: IUSSP. Economic and Demographic Change: Issues for the 1980s.  Proceedings of the IUSSP (International Union for the Scientific Study of Population) sponsored conference, Vol. 2, Liege, Belgium, IUSSP, 1979.
  45. "Socio-cultural Factors Affecting Practice of Contraception in Bangladesh", Demography-India, Nos. 1 and 2, 1979.
  46. Female Labour Force Status and Fertility Behaviour: Some Theoretical, Methodological and Policy Issues", Pakistan Development Review.  (Winter), Vol. 18, No. 4, 1979.
  47. "Marriage, Urban Women and the Labour Force: The Bangladesh Case" SIGNS: Journal of Women in Culture and Society; Vol. 5, No. 1, 1979.
  48. "Female Status and Fertility Behaviour", in Women and Development: Perspectives from South and South East Asia, (eds.) Rounaq Jahan and Hanna Papanek, Dhaka: Bangladesh Institute of Law and International Affairs, Dhaka, 1979.
  49. "Socio-biological factors affecting fertility behaviour in a rural area of Bangladesh", (Discussion Paper Series No: 1), Bangladesh Institute of Development Studies, March 1978.
  50. "Determinants and Consequences of Rural Out-migration - Evidence from Some Villages in Bangladesh", The Oriental Geographer, Dhaka University, Dhaka, Vol. XXII, No. 1 & 2, 1978.
  51. "Female Status and Fertility Behaviour in a Metropolitan Urban Area of Bangladesh", Population Studies: A Journal of Demography, Vol. 32, No. 2, July 1978.
  52. "Married Women in Non-agricultural Occupations in a Metropolitan Urban Area of Bangladesh - Some Issues and Problems", Bangladesh Development Studies, Vol. V, 1977.
  53. "Education and Fertility in Bangladesh", Bangladesh Development Studies, Vol. V, No. 1 (January 1977).
  54. "Relative Income and Fertility", Demography Vol. 14, No. 2, (May 1977).
  55. "Management of Immigrants to the Urban Regions of Bangladesh", in Human Settlement: National Report of Bangladesh - presented at the Regional Conference on Human Settlement, held in Vancouver, June 13-18, 1975.
  56. "Demographic Change and Trends of Food Production and Availabilities in Bangladesh (1960-1974)", Population and Development Review, Vol. I, No. 2 (December 1975) (with Lincoln Chen).
  57. "Attitudes of Some Elites Towards Introduction of Abortion as a Method of Family Planning in Bangladesh", Bangladesh Development Studies, Vol. III, No. 4, 1975.
  58. "Dynamics of Migration in a Rural Area of Bangladesh", Bangladesh Development Studies, Vol. III, No. 2, 1975.
  59. "Labour Force Status and Fertility", Bangladesh Development Studies, Vol. II, No. 4, 1974.
  60. "A Glance at Population Planning in Bangladesh", Proceedings of the Annual Conference of Bangladesh Economic Association, 1974.
  61. "A Comment on Fertility, Infant Mortality and Family Planning in Bangladesh", Bangladesh Economic Review, Vol. 2, No. 1, 1972.
  62. "Socio-economic and Seasonal Variation in Fertility: A Replication", Social Biology, Vol. 19, (March 1972).
  63. "Differential Fertility by Religious Groups in East Pakistan", Social Biology (The University of Chicago), Vol. 18, No. 2, June 1971.
  64.  "A Study of Personality Orientation of the Punjab University Students", Scientific Administrative Journal, Vol. II, No. 3, 1968.

Conference & Seminars 

  1. Participated as a resource person in the policy seminar, Asia's New Demographic Realities: Do they Matter for Economic Growth, organized by the Economic Development Institute of the World Bank, held in Dhaka on 26-30 April 1998.
  2. Participated as a facilitator in the Asia Regional Workshop for Orientation and Project Idea Development, organized by the Partners in Population and Development: A South-South Initiative, held in Dhaka on 22-25 April 1998.
  3. Participated at the 23rd General Population Conference of the International Union for the Scientific Study of Population (IUSSP), at the invitation of the State Family Planning Commission of China, held in Beijing, 11-17 October 1997.
  4. Participated as a resource person in the workshop, Prevention of Migration of Children for the Purpose of Employment, at the invitation of ILO Country Office, held in Kathmandu on 13 January 1997.
  5. Participated in the IUSSP sponsored seminar on, Comparative Perspectives of Fertility Transition in South Asia, held in Islamabad on 17-20 December 1996.  I was the formal discussant of the session, Role of Son Preference in South Asia's Fertility Transition.
  6. Participated at the Annual Conference of the Society of Pakistan Development Economists (PDE), at the invitation of the President of PDE, held in Islamabad on 15-16 December 1996.
  7. Participated as a resource person in the Regional Seminar on, Population and Environment Dynamics, Poverty and the Quality of Life in Asia and the Pacific, at the invitation of the Population Division, Economic and Social Commission of Asia and Pacific (ESCAP), held in Bangkok on 20-25 October 1996.
  8. Participated and presented a paper at the workshop, Strengthening Commitment Towards the Cairo ICPD and Women's Conference in Beijing, organized by the Family Planning Association of Nepal, held in Kathmandu (Nepal) on 5-6 October 1996.
  9. Participated in the seminar on, Population and Sustainable Development in Nepal, organized by the Central Department of Population Studies, Tribhuvan University, on 1-6 July 1996. 
  10. Participated as a resource person in the ECO/UNFPA Conference on the Implementation of ICPD Programme of Action, held in Almaty on 18-20 April 1996.
  11. Participated in the International Symposium on, Population and Sustainable Development, at the invitation of Institute of Population Research, Peking University held in Beijing on 27-29 September 1995.
  12. Participated in the seminar on, Family Planning and Health of Mothers, at the invitation of the Ministry of Health, Republic of Tajikistan, 25-31 July 1994.
  13. Participated in the Mid-Term Review Meeting of the UNDP funded Fifth Country Programme, organized by Ministry of Finance, His Majesty's Government of Nepal, 27 April, 1994, Kathmandu, Nepal.
  14. Participated in the International Consultative Meeting on, "Environment and Sustainable Development in Global Television", held in Kathmandu, 12 April 1994.  The meeting was organized by Worldview Nepal, Kathmandu.
  15. Participated in the Annual Consultative Meeting: CO/CST/HQ, held in Kathmandu, 28-30 March and prepared the background paper, "Analysis of CST's Roles and Functions in 1992/93 and Identification of Measures for Strengthening It", for the above meeting, 1994.
  16. Participated in the Bangladesh Inter-sectoral Population Project meeting (Kathmandu, 15-17 February, 1994), and prepared notes on discussions held during Plenary and Wrap-up Sessions.
  17. "Food Distribution within the Family in Rural Bangladesh", MIT-Boston University South Asia Faculty Seminar Series, May 4, 1983.
  18. "Determinants of Intra-familial Distribution of Food and Nutrient Intake in Rural Bangladesh", International Food Research Institute, Washington, D.C., April 18, 1983.
  19. "Food Situation in Bangladesh - Challenge of the 1980's", Conference on Hunger in the Third World, held at the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, April 16, 1983.
  20. "Migration, Mobility and Income Distribution: Some Evidence from Bangladesh", Annual Meeting of Population Association of America, held in Pittsburgh, PA, April 15, 1983.
  21. "Sex Bias in the Family Allocation of Food in Rural Area of Bangladesh", UNICEF Headquarters, New York, January 19, 1983.
  22. "Sex Bias in the Family Allocation of Food in Rural Area of Bangladesh", Bengal Studies Conference, June 18-20, 1982.
  23. "Determinants of Household Allocation of Food and Health in Rural Bangladesh", International Food and Nutrition Program, MIT, Cambridge, April 1982.
  24. "Population Pressure and Agricultural Productivity in Rural Bangladesh", Population Studies Centre and Geography Department, Pennsylvania State University, College Park, March 26, 1982.
  25. "Aging in Bangladesh", Asian Regional Conference on Active Aging, held in Manila, January 24-28, 1982.
  26. "Effects of Population Growth on Changes in Agrarian Structure in Rural Bangladesh", General Conference of the International Union for Scientific Society of Population, held in Manila, 9-16, December 1981.
  27. "Determinants and Consequences of Rural-Urban Migration in Bangladesh", Department of Sociology, University of Massachusetts at Amherst, November 26, 1981.
  28. "Intra-familial Distribution of Food in a Rural Area of Bangladesh", Office of Population Research, Princeton University, 6 November 1981.
  29. "Economic Value of Children in a Peasant Society", Population Training and Research Centre, Brown University, 28 October 1981.
  30. "Labour Absorption in Bangladesh Agriculture: International Population Program and International Agricultural Program", Cornell University, 2 October 1981.
  31. "Farm Size, Tenurial Relationship and Agricultural Productivity in Rural Bangladesh", Centre for Asian Development Studies, Boston University, September 1981.
  32.  "Effects of Population Growth on Agrarian Structure and Productivity in Bangladesh", Harvard Centre for Population Studies, Cambridge, 28 September 1981.

Books

  1. Genderizing the Census, Strategic Approaches to Capturing the Gender Realities of a Population with Meena Acharya, UNFPA, June 2013 
  2. Achieving the Millennium Development Goal on Maternal Mortality in Rural Bangladesh: Lessons Learnt from Gonoshasthya Kendra’s Experience. Gonoprokashani, Dhaka-1344,  Bangladesh, 2007.
  3. Prepared the report based on the proceedings of International Conference on, Best Practices for Scaling up Reproductive Health and Family Planning Programmes and Reducing Maternal Mortality, Islamabad, 20-21 November 2006.
  4. A   monograph on, Engendering Population Census Data (in collaboration with Meena Acharyya),  United Nations Population Fund. 2011 (in press)
  5. Edited a special publication on, Engendering Population Census in South and West Asia: Collected Papers, Kathmandu: UNFPA Country Technical Support Services Team, 2004
  6. Social Aspects of Fertility: With Special Reference to Developing Countries: Vikas Publishing House, Pvt. Ltd. Delhi: India, 1982.
  7. Edited a special volume on, Food Policy and Development Strategy in Bangladesh, Dhaka: Bangladesh Institute of Development Studies, 1981.
  8. Female Status in Bangladesh, Dhaka: Bangladesh Institute of Development Studies, 1980.
  9.  Urbanization in Bangladesh, 1901-1974.  Dhaka: Dhaka University: Center For Urban Studies, 1980
  1. Population and Sustainable Development
  2. Urbanization and Migration
  3. Ageing
  4. Monitoring and Evaluation
  1. Member, National Technical Advisory Committee of the World Fertility Survey in Bangladesh, 1975-76.
  2. Member, National Preparatory Committee of the UN HAVITATE Conference, held in Vancouver, June 1976.
  3. Member, Committee of Experts of the 1974 Population Census of Bangladesh.
  4. Organizer of the Session: Population and Development, General Conference of the International Union for Scientific Society of Population, held in September, 1990.
  5. Member, Advisory Editorial Board, Ethiopian Journal of Development Research, 1992/1993.
  6. Member, Editorial Board, Bangladesh Development Studies, 1978-80.
  7. Member, Bangladesh National Statistical Council (2010 onwards)
  8. MEMBERSHIPS IN PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS:
  9. 1974 onward:                          Member, International Union for Scientific Study of Population (IUSSP).
  10. 1980 onward:                          Senior Fellow:Centre for Urban Studies, Dhaka: Geography Department, Dhaka University.
  11. 1975:                                       Member, Executive Committee, Bangladesh Sociology Association.
  12. 1979:                                       Member, National Convening Committee on Anthropology and Ethnology Association of Bangladesh