Vacancy Announcement

May 28th, 2019 by

Research Assistant

Job type: Contractual (two months)

Key Accountabilities

  • Good communication skills with the field staffs;
  • Overall coordination of the ongoing field survey;
  • Visiting the survey areas to coordinate the activities and ensure better quality of the survey;
  • Sound knowledge in STATA for data management, data cleaning and data tabulation of the survey;
  • Facilitate in arranging the consultation meeting with the stakeholders;
  • Decent skills in reviewing relevant literatures;
  • Sound skills in case study documentation in English language;
  • Sound knowledge in MS office;
  • Excellent skill in presentation of tables and graphs.

Additional Accountabilities

  • Decent knowledge in Adobe illustrator 10 or graphic design.

Educational qualification:

  • Masters in Economics, Finance, Development studies
  • Minimum CGPA 3.5

Salary Range: Gross Tk. 25000 including all benefits

Vacancy : 01 (One)

The list of accepted paper announced (1st FIN-B International Conference)

May 19th, 2019 by

Following is the list of accepted 1st FIN-B International Conference 2019 papers, sorted by paper title. You can use the search feature of your web browser to find your paper number. Notifications to all authors have also been sent by email. If you have not received your notification of the results by email, please contact us at


Sl Paper Title Author Institutional affiliation
1 Grameen Business models for financial Inclusion: Sustainability of Microfinance. Golam Morshed Mohammed AGM, Grameen Bank


2 Data availability for examining the efficiency of agent banking system in Bangladesh Saila Sarmin Rapti

Sadia Sultana

Nabila Fahria

Assistant Director, Research Department, Bangladesh Bank.

Deputy Director, Monetary Policy Department, Bangladesh Bank. 

Assistant Director, Monetary Policy Department, Bangladesh Bank. 

3 Ensuring Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities through Financial Inclusion: An Experimental Study on Sitakund Upazila Mohammed Arifur Rahman


Chief Executive, YPSA
4 Financial Inclusion Enabling Piggyback Primary Health Care

and Education Support Services

Alamgir Khan


Research and Publication Officer


5 Digital Financial Inclusion in Sudan: Opportunities, Issues and Challenges Dr. Anwar Ammar ×
6 Financial Inclusion Index at District Levels in Bangladesh:

A Distance-based Approach

Md Rashel Hasan

Md Ezazul Islam


Joint Director and General Manager of Chief Economist’s Unit, Bangladesh Bank
7 Regulatory and Policy Frameworks: Challenges and Opportunities Md. Noor E Alam DGM – Strategic Relationship Management

Regulatory & Corporate Affairs, ECAD

 bKash Limited

8 Promoting Digital Finance Innovations through Regulatory Sandbox in Bangladesh: The Next Steps Galib Ibn Anwarul Azim Project Officer, UNCDF
9 Reducing Gender Gap in Financial Inclusion in


Md. Azad Uddin Joint Director, Bangladesh Bank
10 Social Entrepreneurship and Financial Inclusion in Bangladesh:  Current Trends and Future Directions


Foyasal Khan


PhD Candidate

Department of Economics, International Islamic University Malaysia

11 Benefits and Deterrents of Digital Payments in Microfinance:

A Case Study from Bangladesh

Anitta Mankhin and Rajash Sarin
12 Technological Innovations, Agent Banking and Digital Financial Services Mr. Md. Arfan Ali President and Managing Director, Bank Asia Limited
13 An empirical study on the stumbling blocks to widening financial inclusion in Bangladesh Birendra Chandra Das Deputy Director, Financial Inclusion Department, Bangladesh Bank
14 Appropriate Financial Products for Vulnerable Excluded Groups: Policy and Regulatory Frameworks Dr. Farhana Nargis


Research Fellow

Institute for Inclusive Finance and Development (InM)

15 A Landscape of Financial Services in Bangladesh: Why People Lag Behind in Financial Inclusion? Nahid Akhter Senior Research Associate,
Institute for Inclusive Finance and Development (InM)
16 Does Access to Digital Finance Benefit the Micro Merchant Business? Farah Muneer Senior Research Associate,
Institute for Inclusive Finance and Development (InM)
17 Financial Inclusion Landscape in Bangladesh: Strength and Weakness Dr. Md. Ezazul Islam

Mst. Nurnaher Begum

Raju Ahmed

General Manager, Chief Economist Unit, Deputy General Manager, Research Department, and Assistant Director , Chief Economist’s Unit, Bangladesh Bank.

Vacancy Announcement

April 25th, 2019 by

Senior Assistant Director/Deputy Director, Finance & Accounts Division of Institute for Inclusive Finance and Development (InM)

Senior Assistant Director/Deputy Director



Job Responsibilities

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Employment Status


Educational Requirements

Master’s degree in Accounting/Finance from any recognised university. Additional qualification in Chartered Accountancy will be given priority.

Experience Requirements

     At least 5/8 year (s)

Additional Requirements

  • 5 years professional experience for Senior Assistant Director and 8 years for Deputy Director in similar position in the relevant field.
  • Master degree in Accounting/Finance with minimum three first classes/divisions or CGPA 3.25 and above from any recognized and reputed university with no third division/class in any examination. Preference will be given to candidates, who have passed CA course. This may be relaxed for professionally highly experienced candidates.
  • IAS/BAS, IFRS/BFRS, ISA/BSA, Taxation, VAT, Insurance, Internal Control System & Internal Auditing etc. Computer knowledge is required. Working with accounting software is a pre-condition for application for the post.
  • Establish a sound internal control system, check and verify day to day financial transactions, lead the Finance & Accounts Section of InM and ensure all compliance issues (such as Taxation, VAT, RJSC, BB, BOI, etc.).
  • Deal with the Tax Authority and ensure proper submission and approval of yearly tax return. Complete successful tax exemption initiative of the organisation.

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Farewell to Mr Md Abdul Karim, Member, InM Governing Body and General Body, and Managing Director, PKSF

March 24th, 2019 by
A farewell ceremony was organised by InM on 24 March 2019 in honour of  Mr. Md. Abdul Karim, Member of InM Governing Body and General Body, and Managing Director PKSF on the eve of his retirement from PKSF. The ceremony was presided over by Dr. Qazi Kholiquzzaman Ahmad, Chairman of InM. 

Mr. Karim leaves a rich legacy not only for PKSF but also for the InM family. Speakers expressed their deep appreciation for his significant contribution towards the development of  InM over the years. The speakers also expressed their deep gratitude to him for his role in ensuring institutional sustainability to InM and hoped that he would continue to uphold the interests of InM in future as well. 

24 March 2019, 3.30pm, Room no- 307, PKSF Bhaban, Agargaon, Dhaka- 1207. 

1st International FIN-B Financial Inclusion Conference and Inclusion Fair 2019

February 26th, 2019 by

The 1st FIN-B International Conference will be organised during 30-31 July 2019 with the participation of different stakeholders (including representatives of financially excluded individuals and enterprises) and marginalised sections of society.  The knowledge acquired from different stakeholders will help innovate new pathways to promote the financial inclusion agenda. The Conference will give significant opportunities of cross learning across the diverse audience covering policy makers, financial experts, practitioners, academicians, and the people at large over many complex issues and challenges facing financial inclusion for all.

The papers, selected for presentation in the conference, may be published (if necessary, in abridged form) in Fin-Biz, the flagship journal of FIN-B.

There is much to be learned through voices from the deprived sections – what precludes them from getting financially included and what actions and policies are needed to facilitate their access to affordable financial products and services which will be delivered responsively and sustainably. The Conference will act as a national platform to discuss financial inclusion challenges, identify innovative solutions, and share experiences among the representatives across all stakeholders covering both demand and supply side issues. 


The following themes are recommended for preparing the conference papers:

  • Financial Inclusion Landscape in Bangladesh: Strength and Weaknesses
  • Bangladesh’s Current State of Financial Inclusion: Barriers and Disparities
  • Regulatory and Policy Frameworks: Challenges and Opportunities
  • Technological Innovations, Agent Banking and Digital Financial Services
  • Designing Business Models for Financial Inclusion: Innovative Approaches and Success Cases
  • Measuring Financial Inclusion in Bangladesh: Indicators and Data Sources—Diversities and Complexities
  • Role of FIN-B: Enhancing Relevance and Effectiveness

Venue3D Seminar Hall, Krishibid Institute, Farmgate, Dhaka, Bangladesh


Key Dates/ Deadlines:

Conference Dates: 30-31 July 2019
Last Date of Submission of Abstract: 30 April 2019
Notification of Abstract Acceptance: 16 May 2019
Last Date of Submission of Full Paper: 13 June 2019 (length: 3,000 – 5,000 words)
Confirmation of Acceptance: 27 June 2019


Registration/ Allotment Fee:
Conference Registration  Fee: The registration fee for the participants includes conference brochure and conference
                                                                meals (snacks & Lunch)
                                                                For FIN-B Members & Students- Tk.1,000/- only
                                                                For Others- Tk.2,000/- only
                                                                For Foreigners- US$50.00/ or Tk.4,000/- only
Inclusion Fair Stall Allotment Fee: Stall will be allocated among interested FIN-B members and other organisations so that they can promote their activities, services and products throughout the conference period. Please note, FIN-B members will be given priority and first-in-first-out (FIFO) method will be followed to allocate stalls. The allocation fee is Tk.15,000/- only 


Sponsorship/ Partnership opportunity is available:  Download Here

Phone :+88-02-8181064,  +88-02-8181066, 

Download the Call for Paper Here