Md. Sohel Rana

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

Impacts of seasonal labor migration on the paddy production in destination rural areas of 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

Funding institutions

German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)

Supervisors of
doctoral work

Prof. Dr. Matin Qaim

Tutor: Dr. Amy Faye


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