Ilhom Abdulloev is the Specialist on Research and Knowledge Connectivity at the CAREC Institute. He is also the Co-founder of the Irshad Consulting company in Tajikistan. He has consulted for the World Bank, the Asian Development Bank, the International Labor Organization, and the Japan International Cooperation Agency conducting research on jobs, migration, remittances, and household finances in Tajikistan. Abdulloev is also an academic researcher focusing on migration. He is currently a research fellow at the European Institute for the Study of labor and the Global Labor Organization, and the corresponding member of Engineering Academy of Tajikistan. He chairs the supervisory board of Humo, a Tajik microcredit and deposit organization. He worked as the executive director of the Branch Office of the International Organization of Open Society Institute Assistance Foundation in Tajikistan. Abdulloev joined the Open Society Institute in 2002, as a coordinator for the Economic and Business Development Program. He later worked as a grants manager and program director for business development, migration, and arts and culture.
Abdulloev was an economist at the State Statistical Agency and was deputy head of the Dushanbe Executive Committee’s Department of International Relations. Ilhom Abdulloev taught at the Tajik National University of the Republic of Tajikistan (Department of International Economic Relations, 2006-2009) and was a research assistant at Rutgers University (Faculty of Economics, USA, 2011-2013).
Abdulloev graduated from the Tajik National University, attended advanced courses on International Trade in the Northeastern University of China, and earned an MLitt from the University of Saint Andrews (UK) and a PhD in economics from Rutgers University (USA). His graduate studies were supported by UNESCO Great Wall Scholarship, Open Society scholarships and his PhD dissertation won Rutgers University’s Alfred S. Eichner Prize in Economics and the Monroe Berkowitz Memorial Award.