Dr. Atiar Rahman is the Governor of the Bangladesh Bank, the central Bank of Bangladesh.He is a development economist of Bangladesh, he is noted for writing on popular economic issues, and has written a good number of both in Bangla and English.
Dr. Rahman’s ph.D thesis came out as a book under the title “Peasants and Classes”, which admired by the economists worldwide and is being used as a reference book in many universities throughout the world . After appointed as the governor of Bangladesh Bank Dr. Atiar Rahman as an expert on poverty alleviation, has taken some initiative to help landless and poor farmers. In this interview he explains about these initiatives.
Atiar Rahman was awarded the Atish Dipanker Gold Medal in 2000 and Chandrabati Gold Medal in 2008.
In an exclusive interview with VOA Bangla , the Governor of the Bangladesh Central Bank speaks about his plans to help the agricultural sector of Bangladesh not only by allotting money in this sector but also by monitoring if the marginal peasants were getting loans properly .