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Nusrat Jahan

Nusrat Jahan

Head of Communications and Knowledge Management

jahan.nusrat@bracu.ac.bd

Nusrat Jahan joined BIGD as the Head of Business Development and Knowledge Management in February 2019. Nusrat leads BIGD’s knowledge management team, develops and implements communication strategies for effective stakeholder engagement, and oversees the quality of BIGD’s external communication. Nusrat also works with the research teams for developing new projects and writing proposals.

Before joining BIGD, Nusrat worked as a Research Coordinator at the Bangladesh office of Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) for three years and was involved with fund-raising, advocacy, and research communication. Earlier, she worked for five years with Traidcraft Exchange—a UK-based charity—as a Program Manager. She started her career as a Business Consultant with Katalyst—a development project for increasing income and employment for the poor in Bangladesh. Nusrat writes extensively for informing the general audience as well as the policymakers on diverse human development issues.

Her experience in managing poverty reduction programs and exposure to the world of development research, combined with her passion for writing, have shaped her interest in promoting evidence-based development interventions and made her effective in bridging the gap between research and practice.

Nusrat holds a Master’s degree in Public Administration-Development Practice from the School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA), Columbia University. She completed her Bachelor’s degree from the Institute of Business Administration, University of Dhaka.

Report

How Effective is the BRAC Ultra-Poor Graduation Programme? | An Impact Evaluation of 2019 Cohort

Date: 2023

Author(s): Jahan, Nusrat; Mozumder, Tanvir Ahmed; Hsu, Sam; Arman, Md. Raied; Arif, Akmam Binte

Publisher: BIGD,Innovations for Poverty Action

Journal Article

Economic Recovery of the New Poor Created by COVID-19: Evidence From Bangladesh

Date: 2023

Author(s): Gomes, Mohima; Jahan, Nusrat; Shatil, Tanvir; Tahsin, Nabila; Das, Narayan; Matin, Imran.

Publisher: Development in Practice

Policy Brief

Online Freelancing: A New Frontier for the Youth in the Developing World

Date: 2023

Author(s): Jahan, Nusrat; Huq, Lopita; Arman, Md. Raied 

Publisher: BIGD

Journal Article

Building an Equitable Future? BRAC’s Star Program and Young Women’s Economic Empowerment in Bangladesh

Date: 2023

Author(s): Banks, Nicola; Jahan, Nusrat; Rahman, Tasmiah; Tabbassum,  Asma; Roy, Joydeep Sinha; Shakil, Shifur Rahman

Publisher: Development in Practice

Report

A Timely Response for the Sudden Poor An Early Evaluation of BRAC’s New Poor Program

Date: 2022

Author(s): Gomes, Mohima; Shatil, Tanvir; Jahan, Nusrat; Tahsin, Nabila; Das, Narayan C; Matin, Imran

Publisher: BIGD

Journal Article

Bangladesh and COVID-19: Reversals and Resilience

Date: 2022

Author(s): Rahman, Atiya; Jahan, Nusrat; Matin, Imran; Rahman, Hossain Zillur

Topic(s): COVID-19

Publisher: IDS Bulletin

Policy Brief

Livelihood Transitions of Women Workers During COVID-19: The Case of Domestic Workers in Dhaka

Date: 2021

Author(s): Huq, Lopita; Sultana, Razia; Ashravee, Firoza; Jahan, Nusrat

Topic(s): Social Transformation, COVID-19

Publisher: BIGD

Policy Brief

Evidence to Action: COVID-19 and the Deepening Learning Crisis – How Can We Build Forward Better?

Date: 2021

Author(s): Atiya Rahman, Eradul Kabir, Nusrat Jahan, and Md Saiful Islam

Topic(s): COVID-19, Skills and Jobs

Publisher: BIGD

Report

Challenges and Prospects of Youth Employment in the Post-COVID Scenario

Date: 2021

Author(s): Tabassum, Asma; Ahmed; Md Shakil; Jahan, Nusrat

Topic(s): COVID-19, Skills and Jobs

Publisher: BIGD

Report

Skills and Jobs for Inclusive Development – BIGD Focus Note

Date: 2021

Author(s): Jahan, Nusrat

Topic(s): Skills and Jobs

Publisher: BIGD

Policy Brief

Digital Literacy in Rural Bangladesh: Survey 2019

Date: 2020

Author(s): Jahan, Nusrat; Matin, Maria; Zahan, Iffat; Islam, Md. Saiful

Topic(s): Digitization

Publisher: BIGD

Report

Phase I: Livelihoods, Coping and Support During COVID-19 Crisis

Date: 2020

Author(s): Rahman, Hossain Zillur; Das, Narayan; Matin, Imran; Wazed, Mohammad Abdul; Ahmed, Shakil; Jahan, Nusrat; Zillur, Umama

Topic(s): COVID-19, Economic Development

Publisher: BIGD,Power and Participation Research Centre (PPRC)

Report

Youth of Bangladesh: Agents of Change? Youth Survey 2018

Date: 2019

Author(s): Matin, Imran; Bhattacharjee, Anindita; Ahmed, Md Shakil; Das, Narayan C; Jahan, Nusrat; Morshed, KAM; Rahman, Mohammad Azad; Islam, Md Mazedul; Hamid, Nimmi Nusrat

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

Publisher: BIGD

Managing Risks and Building an Equitable and Prosperous Future: The Role of Digital Financial Services

Managing Risks and Building an Equitable and Prosperous Future: The Role of Digital Financial Services

By offering accessible insurance options and addressing challenges faced by marginalized groups, such as women, DFS can not only mitigate immediate losses but also contribute to long-term resilience and prosperity for families, breaking the cycle of poverty in the face of natural disasters.

An Early Evaluation of BRAC’s New Poor Programme

Status: Completed

Researcher(s): Imran Matin, PhD, Narayan C. Das, PhD, Nusrat Jahan, Mohima Gomes, Tanvir Shatil

Topic(s): BRAC Programs, Economic Development, Ultra-Poor Graduation

An Impact Evaluation of the 2019 UPG Cohort

Status: Completed

Researcher(s): Nusrat Jahan, Tanvir Ahmed Mozumder, Md. Raied Arman

Topic(s): BRAC Programs

Challenges and Prospects of Youth Employment in the Post-COVID Scenario

Status: Completed

Researcher(s): Md. Shakil Ahmed, Nusrat Jahan

Topic(s): COVID-19, Skills and Jobs

Are the Youth of Bangladesh Agents of Change? Youth Survey 2018

Status: Completed

Researcher(s): Imran Matin, PhD, Narayan C. Das, PhD, Nusrat Jahan, Anindita Bhattacharjee, Md. Shakil Ahmed

Topic(s): BRAC Programs, Skills and Jobs, Social Transformation

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