Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs
Center for Human Rights and Humanitarian Studies (CHRHS)

MD Kamruzzaman

MD Kamruzzaman

MPP Candidate, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore

MD Kamruzzaman is a policy analyst and a development researcher. He has policy research experience at multiple internationally recognised institutes including the BRAC Institute of Governance and Development (BIGD), BRAC James P Grant School of Public Health (JPGSPH), Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD), and Energy Studies Institute (ESI). Throughout his career, he was involved in multiple practical action-oriented research projects including in migration, global humanitarian crisis, climate change, energy, education and public health. He was also involved in research grant projects including commissioned studies by the USAID, DANIDA and DFID. His current interest is in the area of humanitarian research with a particular focus on addressing the ensuing challenges of the Rohingya crisis and identifying policy recommendations to drive pragmatic solutions of this issue. In this regard, he has been involved with and authored several studies on the fiscal implications of the Rohingya crisis for Bangladesh and analysing the early childhood development aspects of the Rohingya refugee children.

Apart from research, Kamruzzaman has worked closely with government ministries, donors and policymakers. Most recently, he was among the invited discussants at an event to shape the next Five Year Strategic Plan of the Governance Innovation Unit under the Prime Minister's Office in Bangladesh.

Currently, Kamruzzaman is pursuing master’s degree in public policy at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore, where he is the recipient of the prestigious merit-based Lee Foundation Scholarship. He will also be attending the University of British Columbia as a visiting scholar for Fall 2019.