IGC Bangladesh partners with policymakers to focus on infrastructural transformation, firm capabilities and inclusive jobs, state effectiveness and resource mobilisation. Previously, our research on seasonal migration, sanitation, and ultra-poor programmes has informed local and national policy at scale.
How COVID-19 affected women and children: Evidence from Bangladesh
Progressing female labour force participation in Bangladesh
Smart containment strategies for COVID-19 in Bangladesh
The economic effects of COVID-19 on garment factories in Bangladesh
Lessons learned from a scale-up of a seasonal migration RCT in Bangladesh
The real effects of electronic wage payments: An experiment with salaried factory workers in Bangladesh
Bangladesh's Export Performance: Global Recession and After
Gender empowerment and productivity in the garment sector
Barriers to labour migration in Bangladesh’s garment sector
Worker well-being and productivity in the Bangladesh garment sector
Over the last decade, Bangladesh’s declining poverty has been coupled with transformation of the economy base from agriculture to the manufacturing and service sectors. Since 2009, the IGC Bangladesh Country Programme has partnered with the government, research institutions, and the private sector to support this growth in infrastructure, firms capabilities, and state effectiveness in particular. These projects have included research on worker well-being and productivity in the garment sector, electronic filing by district governments, the impact of new traffic infrastructure on mobility, and the effects of large-scale rural-urban temporary migration. IGC Bangladesh projects on migration, sanitation, and ultra-poor programmes have informed scale-up and policy at the national and global levels.
IGC Bangladesh is currently hosted at the BRAC Institute of Governance and Development (BIGD). The Country Programme has collaborated with key policymakers and senior government officials in the Prime Minister’s Office, National Board of Revenue (NBR), Ministry of Commerce, and Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics (BBS) and has established partnerships with civil society organisations such as BRAC, universities, and autonomous research institutions such as the Institute of Microfinance (InM).
BRAC Institute of Governance and Development (BIGD)
SK Center (3rd - 7th & 9th Floor), GP, JA-4, TB Gate, Bir Uttam AK Khandakar Road, Dhaka 1212.
Aminul AmanResearch and Policy Officer, Bangladesh, International Growth Centre
Laura BoudreauAssistant Professor, Columbia Business School
Quamrul ChowdhuryPolicy Advisor, International Growth Centre
Ahmed Mushfiq MobarakProfessor of Economics, Yale University
Farria NaeemCountry Economist, International Growth Centre
Masrur ReazPolicy Advisor, International Growth Centre