Sohini Chaparala

Sohini Chaparala is the Research Manager at IPA Bangladesh, leading a portfolio of research projects spanning multiple sectors and regions. Previously, Sohini worked as a Research & Policy Associate at EPoD-India, where she worked with state governments and private partners on evaluation of the national social safety net and youth skilling programs. She has an MSc in Economics from Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur and was a visiting scholar at the University of Zurich, Switzerland.

Content by Sohini Chaparala
  • Blog post

    How COVID-19 affected women and children: Evidence from Bangladesh

    The COVID-19 pandemic swept through the world, disrupting people and economies. Bangladesh was especially susceptible to the negative economic impacts of the pandemic because of its strong ties to the global economy. These negative demand shocks persisted throughout and after the pandemic. To explore the effects of the pandemic on women and children in vulnerable...

    11 Jul 2022 | Emily Beam, Sohini Chaparala, Priya Mukherjee

  • Publication - Project Report

    Impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on vulnerable households in Bangladesh

    In order to understand the real-time impact of the pandemic on vulnerable households across Bangladesh, Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA), in partnership with the Underprivileged Children’s Education Programme (UCEP), conducted a two rounds of surveys with parents across Bangladesh in July and December 2020. These are parents who had intended to enrol their children in...

    16 Apr 2021 | Emily Beam, Sohini Chaparala, Priya Mukherjee