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  • Blog post

    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

  • Blog post

    Learning to navigate a new financial technology: Evidence from Bangladesh

    How do consumers learn to navigate a new financial technology? An experiment with workers from Bangladesh suggests that experience makes a difference In the past decade, more than one billion people have gained access to a bank or mobile money account (World Bank 2017).  While this shift has provided households with greater choice and autonomy, there is also...

    16 Feb 2022 | Emily Breza, Martin Kanz, Leora Klapper

  • Event

    COVID-19 vs the ultra-poor graduation approach: Evidence from Bangladesh

    https://youtu.be/toqyRSgUfZk You can also listen to the audio event recording here (audio begins at 6.20): IGC Admin · COVID-19 vs the ultra-poor graduation approach: Evidence from Bangladesh   The poorest and the most vulnerable households in low-income countries have been hit hardest by COVID-19. In Bangladesh, an additional 22.9% of the population fell below...

    10 November 2021

  • Publication - Project Report

    Resilient jobs to support Bangladesh’s economic development and equity

    This draft paper identifies eight key opportunities for Bangladesh’s labour market to further support economic development that is inclusive and equitable for all Bangladeshis. In outlining the eight key opportunities, the paper discusses related academic literature, suggests policy and research directions, and identifies the main government agencies responsible for these...

    15 Oct 2021 | Laura Boudreau, Farria Naeem

  • Publication - Policy Brief

    The economic effects of COVID-19 on garment factories in Bangladesh

    COVID-19 poses a challenge to the future of Bangladesh’s apparel sector and its economy. This research provides evidence on its economic impact from a survey with a representative random sample of members from the Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exports Association (BGMEA)’s members. Our survey shows that, on average, BGMEA member factories experienced a...

    13 Oct 2021 | Laura Boudreau, Farria Naeem

  • 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

  • Blog post

    Building back better: Fostering gender equality in Bangladeshi readymade garment industry

    Post-COVID-19 recovery in one of Bangladesh’s largest industries could lead to increased inclusivity thanks to external market pressures.  Editor's note: This blog is part of our International Women's Day campaign and contains findings from this IGC project. In Bangladesh, inclusive and resilient employment generation has received considerable policy focus as a...

    30 Mar 2021 | Farria Naeem

  • Project

    Economic impacts of COVID-19 on workers and firms in Bangladesh's garment sector

    The COVID-19 pandemic is striking the global apparel value chain extremely hard from multiple directions. Apparel sectors in developing countries, which play critical roles in these countries’ industrialisation and economic growth, are arguably most vulnerable to this shock. In Bangladesh, where the apparel sector constitutes more than 80% of exports, the Bangladesh...

    1 Nov 2020 | Laura Boudreau, Farria Naeem, Rachel Heath

  • Project

    Improving state capacity to target extreme poverty: An evaluation of a randomised intervention in Bangladesh

    Scarce resources for social transfers and public services tend to be misallocated where they are needed the most – in developing countries. To improve the allocation, most existing impact evaluations have focused on monitoring, incentives and accountability; and they have largely ignored that local government representatives responsible for selecting beneficiaries of...

    5 Oct 2020 | Atonu Rabbani

  • Event

    Smart containment strategies for COVID-19 in Bangladesh

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    2 July 2020