Sifullah Khaled

PhD Student Sifullah Khaled


Sifullah is a full-time PhD student and GCU London studentship scholar. Sifullah attained his MSc in International Economics and Finance with distinction from Glasgow Caledonian University. He also holds MBA in Finance from University of Dhaka. He has completed Islamic Finance Summer School from Durham University.

Sifullah has been working in the training and academia for the last 9 years in different capacities and in a range of disciplines. He has extensive experience of working in development finance, Islamic finance and emerging capital market with multiple stakeholders. He has served as Research Fellow at Islamic Economics Research Bureau, and as Senior Assistant Director (Training) at Institute of Microfinance, funded under DFID, UK Aid. He was also Consultant for devising academic programme, modules and curricula at Institute for Inclusive Finance and Development. He currently works as Assistant Professor at Bangladesh Institute of Capital Market, under Ministry of Finance, Government of Bangladesh.


  • Poverty Reduction, Social Security and Climate Risk Finance - Provision of Sustainable Insurance
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Specialisms & Interests

  • Climate risk finance
  • Development and inclusive finance
  • Microfinance and microinsurance
  • Sustainable development goals
  • Sustainable capital market

Current Research

Sifullah's current research is aimed at developing a sustainable climate risk financing model for Bangladesh. The research explores impacts of climate risk on country level development determinants and the supply and demand-side dynamics of devising a climate risk financing model. The research also looks into the possibility of linking the national social protection schemes with climate risk insurance mechanisms for the country.