Tahsina Akbar


Research title: Exploring Conceptions of Gender and Career Aspirations of young people utilizing a gender-sensitive curriculum in Rural Bangladesh (

Research Summary

Research Interest:

Education and Gender, Educational Culture, the construction, and performance of gendered identities (young students), Education and Gender Policy, Children’s literature, Critical and Poststructuralist theory.


Akbar T. Political Quota for Women and Gender-equitable Policies in Bangladesh. ANTYAJAA: Indian Journal of Women and Social Change. 2018;3(1):36-48. doi:10.1177/2455632718778377

Mahmud, K.T., Akbar, T., and Parvez, A., 2020. Can microcredit improve the risk management capacity of the poor fish farmers? Evidence from Bangladesh. Journal of Poverty, 1–20. doi:https://doi.org/10.1080/10875549.2020.1799286

Akbar (2018) “Middle Income Trap: Is there a way out, GRIN publications, ISBN: 9783668644908



“How Education Links to Economic Growth: A Qualitative Analysis in the Context of Bangladesh” by Tahsina Akbar and Ahmed Ameya Prapan- Selected for Conference presentation at the “Economics and Finance Conference of 2015” arranged by International Management Institute Kolkata, India

Additional Information

Academic & Professional Awards

  • College of Social Science (CoSS) scholarship, University of Glasgow
  • Won World Bank- LSE dissertation funding on a competitive basis
  • First Class, 1st, Master of Development Studies, University of Dhaka
  • International Summer School Scholarship, University of Oslo
  • Duke of Edinburgh Bronze AwardDuke of Edinburgh Bronze Award
  • Spot Award by The World Bank- 2015 for Excellent Team Work
  • Spot Award by The World Bank- 2016 for Outstanding performance


London School of Economics and Political Science, UK

MSc. in Local Economic Development (2016-17)


University of Dhaka, Bangladesh

Master of Development Studies (2013-15)


North South University, Bangladesh

Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A) (2009-12)