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    Patrick Mathewson

    Patrick Mathewson is a Country Economist with the International Growth Centre in Zambia. He holds an MPA in Public and Economic Policy with distinction from the London School of Economics, and a MA in Economics and International Relations from the University of St Andrews. He has contributed to IGC research on complementarities in health, energy, and education...

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    Meredith Startz

    Meredith Startz is an assistant professor in the Stanford economics department. Her research is at the intersection of development and trade, and focuses on how contracting problems shape transactions and firms in developing countries.

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    Shelby Grossman

    Shelby Grossman is a research scholar at the Stanford Internet Observatory. She was previously an assistant professor of political science at the University of Memphis. Dr. Grossman's primary research interests are in comparative politics and sub-Saharan Africa. Her research has been published in Comparative Political Studies, PS: Political Science and Politics, World...

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    Smart containment strategies for COVID-19 in Bangladesh

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    2 July 2020

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    Farzana Khanom

    Farzana Khanom is a mid-level officer of the Bangladesh Civil Service and, as a UNO, is currently the government's chief executive of an Upazila (sub-district) in Netrokona, a district situated 200 kilometres north of Dhaka.

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    Saber Hossain Chowdhury

    HE Saber Hossain Chowdhury is a member of the Parliament in Bangladesh from one of the constituencies of the capital, Dhaka.  He served as Deputy Minister of Ministry of Ports & Shipping and, later, as Deputy Minister for Local Government, Rural Development & Cooperatives between 1999 and 2001 during which period he was also the youngest member of the cabinet.  He was the...

  • Blog post

    How clean hands can save lives during the COVID-19 pandemic

    Handwashing with soap is the first line of defence against COVID-19. But without active support to improve water, sanitation and hygiene, the world is much more likely to experience prolonged and repeated pandemics. On June 1st, 9-year-old Stephen Wamukota received the Kenyan presidential award for inventing a pedal-operated hand-washing machine. The contraption, fashioned...

    30 Jun 2020 | Sebastian Kriticos, Naison Mutizwa-Mangiza

  • Publication - Policy Brief

    Water, sanitation, and hygiene policy in the time of COVID-19

    Investing in water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) is a no-regret policy for developing countries in the fight against COVID-19. According to numerous studies, for every $1 invested, the return in terms of healthcare savings, reduced time off work, and increased national productivity is between $2-4 for water and $5-9 for sanitation. This is particularly true for...

    30 Jun 2020 | Michael Blake, Edward Glaeser, Astrid Haas, Sebastian Kriticos, Naison Mutizwa-Mangiza

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    Manoj Mohanan

    Manoj Mohanan is an applied microeconomist, focusing on health and development economics, with a background in medicine and public health.  Mohanan is Associate Professor at the Sanford School of Public Policy at Duke, with secondary appointments in the Department of Economics and the Duke Global Health Institute. His research focuses on topics related to health and health...