Director (Research and Capacity Development)
Devabrata is a career bureaucrat and a member of the Bangladesh Civil Service Administration. He worked for the field-administration in the Divisional Districts with various capacities as Assistant Commissioner, Magistrate First Class and Special Magistrate (Speedy Trial), Deputy Collector for Land Revenue Administration, and Deputy Director for Local Government before moving to the Ministry of Public Administration as Senior Assistant Secretary. Prior to the current appointment he served the Prime Minister’s Office as the Private Secretary to the Hon PM’s International Affairs Advisor Professor Gowher Rizvi. The fields of his research interest are the New Public Management, ICT and Media Policy, Juvenile Justice, Labor and Migration issues, Rural Development, Trade Negotiation, and Participatory Governance. Devabrata received BA Honors and MA in English from Jadavpur University Calcutta and MA in Governance and Development from BRAC University Dhaka. Afterwards he went to Harvard University and graduated with the degree of Master in Public Administration.