The governance of ERG has two formal tiers, a Governing Body and a General Body. The latter may include a maximum of 25 distinguished scholars and practitioners. The Chairperson and the members of the ERG Governing Body are nominated on a rotation basis by the General Body. The Governing Body runs ERG, with administrative responsibilities performed by an Executive Director under the guidance of the Chairperson. Given its unique nature, ERG aims at combining the flexibility of a network and the disciplines of an organization – and for obvious reasons, the process part and consultative consensus building dominate the nature of governance.

Financial governance of ERG is guided by two basic principles: abiding by the rules of the land; decentralized administration within a computer-aided environment; and ensuring transparency in the books of accounts.

Governing Body

Sajjad Zohir

Executive Director

Former Senior Research Fellow, Bangladesh Institute of Development Studies (BIDS)

Ainun Nishat


Professor Emeritus
Centre for Climate Change and Environmental Research
BRAC University

S R Osmani


Professor of Economics
University of Ulster

Atonu Rabbani


Associate Professor of Economics
University of Dhaka


Other members of the General Body are:

Fahad Khalil


Prof. of Economics
University of Washington in Seattle

Past Members: General and Governing Body

Syed Mainul Ahsan


Professor of Economics
Concordia University

Salim Rashid


Professor of Economics
University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign

Kazi Iqbal


Senior Research Fellow
Bangladesh Institute of Development Studies (BIDS)