Md. Sohel Rana

Research themes
  • Land use and food security
  • Mobility and migration
  • Growth, inequality and poverty
  • Economic change and vulnerability
Research countries
  • Bangladesh
Research projects

Reasons for Rural-Rural Seasonal Migration of Poor Agricultural Laborers: An Empirical Study from Bangladesh

Professional experience

2019-21: Research, Program Development & Fundraising with RDRS Bangladesh for a Humanitarian and Rural Development program in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh

2016-19: Project Management with Evidence Action for the scale-up and testing at scale of a Seasonal Labor Migration project in Rangpur, Bangladesh

2012-13: Assisting in Experimental Impact Evaluation with Innovations for Poverty Action in Dhaka, Bangladesh


M.Sc., Regional Development Planning & Management (SPRING), TU Dortmund, Germany & Universidad Austral de Chile, 2013-15

B.Sc. Urban & Regional Planning, Bangladesh University of Engineering & Technology (BUET), 2006-10 


Agriculture and Rural Development, RCT, Program Development, Fundraising

Funding institutions

German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)

Doctoral research funded by

German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)

Supervisors of
doctoral work

Prof. Dr. Matin Qaim

Tutor: Dr. Amy Faye


Md. Sohel Rana, Prottoy Roy, Edward Sparkes, Davide Cotti, Himanshu Shekhar, Saskia E. Werners, Anthony J. Masys, Michael Hagenlocher.  2022.  Cascading and systemic risks of the COVID-19 pandemic in fragile settings: experiences from the Rohingya refugee camps in Bangladesh.  Further Information


Md. Sohel Rana.  2020.  The process of turning a “green” renewable energy into “non-green” for the local people: an observation-based study from Southern Chile.  Latin American Journal of Energy Research, 7(1)   : 1-10   . (Open Access)   Further Information


Md. Sohel Rana.  2018.  Protected Area Management for the Sundarbans of Bangladesh: Loopholes still Persist.  In: K. Gaesing, D. Gruehn, E. Schmidt-Kallert (eds.): Biodiversity Conservation and Livelihood Needs in Protected Area Management in Asia . Dortmund International Planning Series Publications.   99-105. 

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Md. Sohel Rana

Junior Researcher

Department :
ZEF B: Department of Economic and Technological Change