Arafa Akther is a proficient Research Assistant (RA) at IID. She has attained her Bachelor of Science (BS) in Economics from United International University (UIU) and completed her MS in Economics from North South University (NSU). Before joining IID, she worked as a Data Analyst at Quantanite. Her research interests lie in the domain of empirical development economics, GDP growth studies, unemployment rates, and inflation rates. Moreover, she possesses experience working with persons with disabilities.