Kaikaus Ahmad joined IFPRI in 2011. He was a Joint Secretary to the Government of Bangladesh. His civil service career in Bangladesh provided Kaikaus a unique opportunity to work in many places that encompasses both rural and urban areas, regulatory and development agencies, and field level as well as ministerial positions. His research focus covers interdisciplinary subjects such as governance, poverty, development, labor market, migration, etc. Currently he is working on agricultural insurance, rural non-farm economy, migration, public expenditure on agriculture, and supply value chain. Kaikaus received his Master of Arts degree in Development Economics from the Center for Development Economics, Williams College, Massachusetts, USA, and PhD in Public Policy and Political Economy from the University of Texas at Dallas.