Ashfaqul Chowdhury

Ashfaqul holds an MPP from University of Minnesota and a BBA from IBA, Dhaka University. His experiences as a development professional are in the field of research, advocacy and stakeholder communication. Immediately before joining IGC Ashfaqul was working for the World Bank- designing social protection and agriculture programs in collaboration with government officials. He also delivered analytics and advisory products on non-farm economic development. Ashfaqul also gained experience in stakeholder communication and management while working as a project coordinator at UNDP. Earlier in his career, he received training in research while working for IPA and IFPRI where he took part in large-scale survey implementation and management & analysis of data. His research interests include public service delivery, poverty and energy & emissions

Content by Ashfaqul Chowdhury
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    Climate priorities: Health and environmental impacts of brick kilns in Bangladesh

    Brick kilns are a major source of air pollution in Bangladeshi cities. Not only do they pose serious health and pollution risks, but also contribute to widespread labour rights violations. Research and policy should focus on identifying feasible alternatives to bricks and strict monitoring of the industry.  The fundamental component of construction, bricks and brick...

    7 Nov 2022 | Ashfaqul Chowdhury

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    Climate Justice: Sharing the global climate responsibility

    Climate change is now recognised as one of the most serious threats facing humanity and earth. The impact of climate change on livelihoods and communities undermines poverty reduction and the prospect of achieving sustainable development. As CO2 emissions from hundreds of years ago continue to contribute to the heating of the planet, the historical responsibility for...

    14 Jun 2022 | Ashfaqul Chowdhury

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    Progressing female labour force participation in Bangladesh

    Despite impressive achievements in schooling and microfinance for women, Bangladesh still has low female labour force participation. Data from rural Bangladesh suggests that strengthening agro-processing may increase female employment and productivity.  The success story of Bangladesh in advancing opportunities for women is well known. By 2015, Bangladesh became one of...

    31 Mar 2022 | Ashfaqul Chowdhury