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Last updated: 15th March 2018

Md. Abdul Halim


Director General

Governance Innovation Unit

Prime Minister’s Office




Personal Information

Mr. Halim is a highly experienced senior civil servant to the Government of Bangladesh, who has demonstrated the ability to lead diverse groups of professionals and general mass to achieve desired success of the organizations. He has more than 32 year track records of proficiency in public administration, human resource and financial management. Mr. Halim possesses proven ability to public policy formulation, implementation, organizational modeling, innovation and culture of continuous improvement in the public sector. Proficient in conducting parliamentary and local government elections, he has In depth knowledge in strengthening local government establishments specially upazila councils, municipalities and union councils. Moreover, he is very experienced and reputed in managing educational institutions, improving quality of education, arrest untimely dropouts, and conducting fair public examinations.  Mr. Halim is currently engaged in assisting government for introducing Annual Performance Agreement, Citizen’s Charter in the public sector of Bangladesh. In addition, has led GIU in identifying an innovative solution to restraining child marriage in Bangladesh and set strategies for implementing this innovation nationwide. He has presented papers and moderated many international seminars on Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) related topics. 


MBA (Management - Major in HRM)from University of Dhaka (2007)

MCom (Management) from University ofDhaka (1985)


Work Experiences

  • Director General  (Additional Secretary),Governance Innovation Unit, PMO (6/2012 –to date)
  • Joint Secretary (OSD) , Ministry of Public Administration (11/2010 -5/2012)
  • Deputy Secretary, Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications(9/2008 – 10/2010)
  • Deputy Commissioner&District Magistrate, Magura(11/2006-8/2008)
  • Deputy Secretary(O&M), Ministry of Public Administration(4/2005-10/2006)
  • Deputy Director(Deputy Secretary), Anti-Corruption Commission(4/2003-3/2005)
  • Additional Deputy Commissioner, Chandpur (4/2001-3/2003)
  • Senior Assistant Secretary, Finance Division,Ministry of Finance(6/2000-7/2001)
  • Upazila Nirbahi Officer, Mohadevpur,Kawnia and Sadarpur Upazila(5/1994-5/2000)
  • General Certificate Officer, Sherpur Collectorate(4/1992-4/1994)
  • Assistant Commissioner/Assistant Commissioner(Land), Shibganj,Chapai Nawabganj(2/1986-3/1992)
  • Assistant Commissioner, Shibgonj Upazila Parishad, Chapai Nawabganj, (1987)
  • Assistant Commissioner, Chapai Nawabganj Collectorate, (1986)




  • Transformational  Leadership  for the 2030 Agenda , UNDP Global Centre for Public Service Excellence  and Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Singapore from 19 to 23 June 2017
  • Government Performance Management System (GPMS) in Bhutan (Study Tour)  25 to 30 May 2016
  • Policy and Leadership Program for Senior Public Sector Executives in South and West Asia   ,Australian National University (ANU) , Canberra ,Australia 28 November ,2015 to 5 December,2015
  • Conflict Resolution and Negotiation Techniques, Management Development Institute ,Singapore  30 July to 5 August,2015 
  • Study visit to Performance Management and Delivery Unit (PEMANDU) and Finance Ministry of Malaysia for GPMS 13 May -15 May 2015
  • International Advanced Training Program on Public Service Management,

Stockholm, Sweden30 September-25 October, 2013 and Beijing China,30 March-6 April, 2014

  • Training Course(Study Tour) on 56th Senior Staff CourseBeijing Administrative College,Beijing,China 23April-2 May,2012
  • Managing Change, Singapore Civil Service College,Singapore, 11 October-22 October,2009
  • Executive Development Program for Bangladeshi Officials, Local Government Development Institute,South Korea, 14February-1 March, 2006
  • Senior Staff Course,Bangladesh Public Administration Training Centre(BPATC),Savar,Dhaka, 2011
  • Civil Service Training Program on Private Sector Devlopment, BPATC,2009
  • Manging at the Top,BPATC,2009
  • ICT Training for Executives, Bangladesh Computer Council,Dhaka, 2005
  • Advanced Course on Administration and Development, BPATC,2004
  • Project Formulation and Planning, Academy for Planning and Development(APD),Nilkhet, Dhaka,2001
  • Coastal Area Disaster Management,APD,1999
  • Disaster Management, BPATC,1998


  • Republic of Korea, Japan, Malaysia,Thailand, People’s Republic of China,Maldives, Singapore, Mexico, Sweden, India, Australia ,Bhutan ,Denmark, United States of America (USA), Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA)

Performance Recognition (Award)

  • Public service award ( As team leader of Governance Innovation Unit)
  • Recognition Award ( As team leader of Governance Innovation Unit) from High Commission of Canada for Governance Innovation Unit’s contribution in preventing child marriage and gender based violence in Bangladesh


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