Mohd Shanawaz Kashif

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Former Project Scientist-GIS

Centre on Integrated Rural Development for Asia and Pacific

Brief Biography

Myself Mohd Shanawaz Kashif from Uttarakhand state, India. I have done M. Tech Degree in Geospatial Technology from Sambalpur University, Odisha, India and Post Graduate Diploma in Digital Cartography from Jamia Millia Islamia University, New Delhi, India. I have in total 5.4 years’ experience in implementation of Geo-Spatial Science and Technology in Rural Development Sector. I have Hand-on-experience in various Mapping and Image processing software like ERDAS Imagine, ArcMap, QGIS, Global Mapper, etc. Also, I have good experience in field surveying using Mobile Data Collection, handheld Global Positioning System, Differential Global Positioning System etc.

Field of Interests

My area of interest is to implement Geo-Spatial technology in the rural development sector includes Land use / Land Cover and Land Surface Temperature analysis, Environmental Impact Assessment, Natural resource management, Watershed planning and impact assessment, Socio-economic impact assessments of rural development programmes and Spatial planning for urban and rural areas and Infrastructure Development and Village Planning, etc. Total, I have more than 5 years’ experience in GIS laboratory where, I have developed Various kind of Maps, reports, Charts like Land Use/ Land Cover maps to understand the current landscape, Rural Road maps for the monitoring and better planning of the rural road connectivity, Assets mapping for the Community Development, Thematic Maps of Education facilities and infrastructure for support the rural education programmes, Poverty maps, Flood hazard zone maps to define the area which are at risk of flooding under extreme condition, Land suitability maps for the rural development programmes, and Land surface temperature maps to monitor the climate condition etc.

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Current Research Projects

Key Publications

Credit Rationing and Pass-Through in Supply Chains: Theory and Evidence from Bangladesh (with Shahe Emran, Forhad Shilpi and Dilip Mookherjee), American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, forthcoming. Decomposing rural income into sectors to identify their likely contributions in rural poverty reduction in Bangladesh (with Nurul Islam), Asia-Pacific Journal of Rural Development, Volume 29, Issue 2, December 2019. Competition Assessment using Pass through of Raw Sugar Prices from the Global Market, Asia Pacific Journal on Environment and Development, Volume 28-31, Special Issue, 2019.

Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) Risks for the Female Workers Engaged in Shrimp Processing Industry in Bangladesh (with M. Nuruzzaman) Asian Fisheries Science Special Issue, 30S (2017): 181-198.

Do Consumers Benefit from Supply Chain Intermediaries: Evidence from a Policy Experiment in Edible Oils Market in Bangladesh (with Shahe Emran, Forhad Shilpi and Dilip Mookherjee), Policy Research Working Paper – WPS 7745, 2016, World Bank, Washington DC.

Connecting Farmers to Consumers: Trading in High Value Products in Bangladesh (with Forhad Shilpi, M.N. Hoque and J. Yao), 2015.
Background paper for “Dynamics of Rural Growth in Bangladesh” GFADR, World Bank, Washington DC

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House No. 960, Ward No. 5, New Sunheri, Kichha, Udham Singh Nagar, Uttarakhand, India

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