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Khandker Wahedur Rahman, PhD

Khandker Wahedur Rahman, PhD

Visiting Research Fellow

wahedur.rahman@bracu.ac.bd

Khandker Wahedur Rahman is a Visiting Research Fellow at BIGD. He is an applied microeconomist and works on the WEE-DiFine project along with broader economic research at BIGD. Wahed’s primary research interest is in development and labour economics. He focuses on the empirical microeconomic analysis of development policies, social welfare analysis, and causal inference. His current research explores human capital and productivity – often having the role of information, norms, and technology as a cross-cutting theme. Wahed is a PhD candidate in Applied Economics at the University of Minnesota, USA. He has previously worked for the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), International Finance Corporation (IFC), and Swisscontact Bangladesh in various capacities.

Journal Article

School to Work Transition: Employment and Expectations of Former Madrasa Students in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh

Date: 2024

Author(s): Ahmed, Md. Shakil; Arman, Mohammad Raied; Hossain, Marjan; Rahman, Khandker Wahedur; Rahman, Nuzaba Tahreen

Publisher: BIGD

Journal Article

International Migration and the Religious Schooling of Children in the Home Country: Evidence from Bangladesh

Date: 2023

Author(s): Rahman, Khandker Wahedur

Publisher: Journal of Population Economics

Policy Brief

Partnership for Research on Progress and Resilience in Education (PREPARE): Round 1 Policy Brief

Date: 2023

Author(s): Hossain, Marjan; Islam, Md. Johirul; Rahman, Khandker Wahedur; Ahmed, Shaila

Publisher: BIGD

Report

The State of Learning in Bangladesh: A Pilot Study

Date: 2022

Author(s): Hossain, Marjan; Rahman, Khandker Wahedur

Topic(s): COVID-19

Publisher: BIGD,Institute of Development Studies

Policy Brief

Adolescent Girls’ Vulnerabilities and Transitions in the Context of COVID-19

Date: 2022

Author(s): Sultan, Maheen; Huq, Lopita; Rahman, Khandker Wahedur; Arman, Md. Raied

Topic(s): Social Transformation, COVID-19

Publisher: BIGD

Report

COVID-19 Learning, Evidence and Research (CLEAR) for Bangladesh: The Impact of COVID-19 on the Education of Primary and Secondary School Children in Bangladesh

Date: 2022

Author(s): Hossain, Marjan; Rahman, Khandker Wahedur

Topic(s): COVID-19

Publisher: BIGD,Institute of Development Studies

Report

Adolescent Girls’ Vulnerabilities and Transitions in the Context of COVID-19

Date: 2022

Author(s): Sultan, Maheen; Aktar, Taslima; Rahman, Khandker Wahedur; Pabony, Nuha Annoor; Noshin, Maliha; Nath, Shravasti Roy; Labib, Mahir; Islam, Md Zahirul; Kabir, Farhana; Huq, Lopita; Hossain, Md Rakib; Chowdhury, Kabita; Arman, Md Raied; Antara, Iffat Jahan; Mamun, Saklain Al

Topic(s): Social Transformation

Publisher: BIGD

Report

Employment and Expectations of Former Madrasa Students in Cox’s Bazar: A Cross-Sectional Exploration

Date: 2021

Author(s): Md. Shakil Ahmed, Nuzaba Tahreen Rahman, and Khandker Wahedur Rahman

Topic(s): BRAC Programs, Skills and Jobs, Economic Development

Publisher: BIGD

Mobile Banking in Bangladesh: An Opportunity with Constraints?

Mobile Banking in Bangladesh: An Opportunity with Constraints?

Our baseline survey shows that mobile banking is not reaching unbanked women. Our data also show, however, that women hold positive perceptions regarding mobile banking, despite acknowledged constraints. These positive attitudes, in tandem with our intervention targeting key constraints, point to an opportunity to meaningfully improve women’s financial inclusion.

Understanding the Impact and Effectiveness of Holistic Inclusive Education for Children with Disabilities: The Case of Bangladesh

Status: Ongoing

Researcher(s): Narayan C. Das, PhD, Khandker Wahedur Rahman, PhD, Md. Kamruzzaman, Maliha Noshin Khan, Nabila Tahsin

Topic(s): Gender Justice, Social Transformation, Education

Addressing Learning Loss/Gap Using Low-Tech Remote Learning Among Underprivileged in Developing Countries: The Bangladesh Case

Status: Ongoing

Researcher(s): Marjan Hossain, Khandker Wahedur Rahman, PhD

Topic(s): Education

The Welfare Consequences of Employer Responses to COVID-19 in Export Manufacturing in Low Income Countries

Status: Completed

Researcher(s): Khandker Wahedur Rahman, PhD, Md. Raied Arman

Topic(s): COVID-19, Economic Development

Impact of Worker-Manager Relations and Workplace Environment on Performance of the Workers in RMG Sector in Bangladesh

Status: Ongoing

Researcher(s): Khandker Wahedur Rahman, PhD, Md. Raied Arman

Topic(s): Skills and Jobs, Economic Development

Employment and Expectations of Former Madrasa Students in Cox’s Bazar: A Cross-Sectional Exploration

Status: Completed

Researcher(s): Md. Shakil Ahmed, Khandker Wahedur Rahman, PhD

Topic(s): Skills and Jobs, Education

Back to School Survey

Status: Ongoing

Researcher(s): Marjan Hossain, Khandker Wahedur Rahman, PhD

Topic(s): COVID-19, Education

Economic Empowerment of Women Clients through a Gender Transformative Microfinance Program (GTMF)

Status: Ongoing

Researcher(s): Maheen Sultan, Khandker Wahedur Rahman, PhD, Marjan Hossain, Farhana Kabir

Topic(s): BRAC Programs, Gender Justice, Social Transformation

Digital Services Access Survey (DigiSAS)

Status: Ongoing

Researcher(s): Khandker Wahedur Rahman, PhD, Semab Rahman, Marjan Hossain

Topic(s): Digitization, Governance and Politics

The State of Learning in Bangladesh

Status: Ongoing

Researcher(s): Imran Matin, PhD, Khandker Wahedur Rahman, PhD, Marjan Hossain, Hossain Zillur Rahman

Topic(s): COVID-19, Social Transformation, Education

How Important is Credit Access for Resilience and Recovery during a Crisis? An Evaluation based on the Activities of BRAC’s BCUP Program during the COVID-19 Lockdown

Status: Ongoing

Researcher(s): Narayan C. Das, PhD, Khandker Wahedur Rahman, PhD, Md. Raied Arman, Sakib Mahmood, PhD, Semab Rahman

Topic(s): BRAC Programs, COVID-19, Economic Development

Adolescent Girls’ Vulnerabilities and Transitions in the Context of COVID-19

Status: Ongoing

Researcher(s): Maheen Sultan, Lopita Huq, Khandker Wahedur Rahman, PhD, Md. Raied Arman, Iffat Jahan Antara, Maliha Noshin Khan

Topic(s): Gender Justice, COVID-19

The Effect of Public Handwashing Stations, Awareness Campaigns and Behaviour Change Interventions on Health Behaviour and Outcomes During COVID-19

Status: Ongoing

Researcher(s): Khandker Wahedur Rahman, PhD, Narayan C. Das, PhD, Atiya Rahman (On study leave)

Topic(s): BRAC Programs

The Welfare Consequences of Employer Responses to COVID-19 in Export Manufacturing in Low-income Countries

Status: Ongoing

Researcher(s): Khandker Wahedur Rahman, PhD, Md. Raied Arman, Md. Shakil Ahmed

Topic(s): COVID-19, Economic Development, Social Transformation

Women’s Economic Empowerment and Digital Finance (WEE-DiFine)

WEE-DiFine is a research initiative (2019–2024), which aims to generate a comprehensive body of evidence around the impact of digital finance (DiFine) on women’s economic empowerment (WEE) and the causal mechanisms between the two through funding rigorous research studies across South Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa.

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