Sakib Mahmood, PhD

Sakib Mahmood, PhD

Assistant Professor and Research Fellow

Sakib Mahmood joined the BRAC Institute of Governance and Development (BIGD), Brac University as a Research Fellow in the Economic Development and Growth cluster. Sakib completed his schooling in Bangladesh, before moving to the US for higher education. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Applied Mathematics and Economics and a PhD in Agricultural and Resource Economics from the University of California, Berkeley. His doctoral dissertation investigated the impact of Brac’s STAR program on women’s marital and fertility decisions. Sakib’s research broadly focuses on issues of Development in Bangladesh with an emphasis on migration, labour market, and the ready-made garments sector.


Impact Evaluation Report of the Women’s Skill Development for Freelancing Marketplaces (WSDFM) Program

Date: 2022

Author(s): Arman, Md. Raied; Bhattacharjee, Anindita; Das, Narayan; Ghosh, Dipanwita; Gomes, Mohima; Huq, Lopita; Kamruzzaman, Md.; Mahmood, Sakib

Publisher: BIGD


COVID-19 Learning, Evidence and Research (CLEAR) for Bangladesh: Impact of COVID-19 on Migration in Bangladesh

Date: 2022

Author(s): Hossain, Rakib; Khaleque, Afsana Binte; Mahmood, Sakib 

Topic(s): Economic Development, COVID-19

Publisher: BIGD,Institute of Development Studies


Livelihoods, Coping and Recovery During COVID-19 Crisis: Evidence from Three Rounds of PPRC-BIGD Survey

Date: 2021

Author(s): Rahman, Hossain Zillur; Rahman, Atiya; Zillur, Umama; Matin, Imran; Das, Narayan; Wazed, Mohammad Abdul; Hossain, Billal; Mahmood, Sakib; Ahmed, Shakil; Haque, Masudul

Topic(s): COVID-19, Economic Development

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

The Determinants of Domestic Violence in Bangladesh: A Randomized Control Trial

Status: Ongoing

Researcher(s): Atonu Rabbani, PhD, Sakib Mahmood, PhD, Hasibul Hasan

Topic(s): Gender Justice

Age at Marriage, Women’s Human Capital, and Maternal and Child Health in Bangladesh (Kishoree Kantha Project)

Status: Ongoing

Researcher(s): Sakib Mahmood, PhD, Md Rakib Hossain

Topic(s): Economic Development, Gender Justice, Social Transformation

Social Norms and Firm Productivity: Evidence from Bangladeshi Knitwear Factories

Status: Ongoing

Researcher(s): Sakib Mahmood, PhD, Afsana Binte Khaleque

Topic(s): Gender Justice, Skills and Jobs

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: Completed

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

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

Reintegration of Returnee (Failed) Migrants

Status: Completed

Researcher(s): Narayan C. Das, PhD, Shahaduz Zaman, PhD, Tanvir Shatil, Sakib Mahmood, PhD, Asma Tabassum

Topic(s): BRAC Programs, COVID-19