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Durdiner Diaries

Status: Completed

Researcher(s): Syeda Salina Aziz, Raihan Ahamed, Jahid Nur, Rabeena Sultana Ananna, Shahaduz Zaman, PhD

Topic(s): COVID-19

Bricks to Blocks: An Exploratory Study of Policy and Practices in the Construction Sector of Bangladesh

Status: Completed

Researcher(s): Syeda Salina Aziz, Rohini Kamal, PhD, Munshi Sulaiman, PhD

Topic(s): Climate Change, COVID-19

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

Back to School Survey

Status: Ongoing

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

Topic(s): COVID-19, Education

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

Livelihood Transitions and Coping with Shocks: Women in the Domestic Service Sector Coping with COVID-19

Status: Completed

Researcher(s): Lopita Huq, Taslima Aktar, Saklain Al Mamun

Topic(s): COVID-19, Gender Justice

Livelihood Transitions and Coping with Shocks: Women in the RMG Sector Coping with COVID-19

Status: Completed

Researcher(s): Lopita Huq, Taslima Aktar, Saklain Al Mamun

Topic(s): COVID-19, Gender Justice

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

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Journal Article

Impact of COVID-19 on Celebration of Death, Mortuary, and Funerary Customs in Bangladesh: A Qualitative Study

Date: 2024

Author(s): Rahman, Md Abdur; Islam, Md Redwanul; Chowdhury, Monidipa; Md. Asaduzzaman; Barua, Proloy; Haque, M Atiqul

Topic(s): COVID-19

Working Paper

Being New Poor in Bangladesh: Coping Strategies, Constraints, and Trajectories

Publisher: Institute of Development Studies

Date: 2024

Author(s): Nazneen, Sohela; Ahamed, Raihan; Aziz, Syeda Salina; Joshi, Anuradha; Loureiro, Miguel; Nampoothiri, Niranjan J.; Nur, Jahid; Sharmila, Nowshin; Ananna, Rabeena; Zaman, Shahaduz

Topic(s): COVID-19

Working Paper

Social Protection Experiences of and Attitudes Towards New Urban Poor After Covid-19 in Bangladesh

Publisher: Institute of Development Studies

Date: 2024

Author(s): Roelen, Keetie; Ahmed, Md. Shakil; Chowdhury, Kabita; Diwakar, Vidya; Huq, Lopita; Al Mamun, Saklain; Rabbi, Abu Sayem; Tahreen Rahman, Nuzaba; Rownak, Raisa; Sultan, Maheen; Sumanthiran, Shilohni

Topic(s): COVID-19

Working Paper

Community Governance During COVID-19: Case Studies from Rural Areas of Bangladesh

Publisher: BIGD

Date: 2023

Author(s): Shatil, Tanvir; Islam, Md. Rohmotul; Jabeen, Huraera; Zaman, Shahaduz

Topic(s): COVID-19

Journal Article

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

Publisher: Development in Practice

Date: 2023

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

Topic(s): BRAC Programs, COVID-19, Skills and Jobs, Social Transformation

Policy Brief

Precarity, Area-Based Discrimination, and Limited Support: Experiences of Urban Poverty After COVID-19 in Bangladesh

Publisher: BIGD

Date: 2023

Author(s): Roelen, Keetie; Al Mamun, Saklain; Chowdhury, Kabita; Diwakar, Vidya; Rabbi, Abu Sayem; Rownak, Raisa; Sultan, Maheen; Sumanthiran, Shilohni

Topic(s): COVID-19, Gender Justice, Social Transformation

Report

The Feedback State: Listening and Responding to Bangladesh’s Citizens During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Publisher: BIGD

Date: 2023

Author(s): Ahmed, Zahir; Aziz, Syeda Salina; Chowdhury, Shuvra; Hassan, Mirza; Hoque, Rafsanul; Hossain, Naomi; Panday, Pranab Kumar; Ul-Mutahara, Marium

Topic(s): COVID-19, Governance and Politics

Policy Brief

Delegating Authority in Bangladesh to Manage the Covid-19 Pandemic

Publisher: Chronic Poverty Advisory Network

Date: 2023

Author(s): Shahan, Asif; Rahemin, Raeesa; Aziz, Syeda Salina; Hassan, Mirza Masood

Topic(s): COVID-19, Governance and Politics

Policy Brief

The Role of Local Resources in Mitigating the Impact of Covid-19

Publisher: Chronic Poverty Advisory Network

Date: 2023

Author(s): Tafere, Yisak; Shahan, Asif; Rahemin, Raeesa; Diwakar, Vidya

Topic(s): COVID-19, Governance and Politics, Social Transformation

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30 January 2023
Anu Joshi, Miguel Loureiro, Niranjan Nampoothiri, Salina Aziz and Sohela Nazneen

During the pandemic, wider informal social networks and government resources were inadequate. The blog discusses which governance channels people whose livelihoods and incomes were severely affected by the Covid-19 pandemic navigate while attempting to bounce back.

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24 February 2022
Dipanwita Ghosh and Dhanista Chakma

The COVID-19 crisis has made face masks the new normal, presenting qualitative researchers with a new challenge when trying to build rapport with research participants. Dipanwita Ghosh and Dhanista Chakma share insights and strategies on conducting qualitative field research while...

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12 January 2022
Dhanista Chakma & Tanvir Shatil

Photo: Dhanista Chakma Respiratory infections are prevalent and pose a constant threat to society, and facemasks are one of the proven preventative measures against transmission. In several randomized control trials (RCTs), epidemiologists have found that masking up at the community...

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25 July 2021
Pragyna Mahpara, Nuha Annoor Pabony and Fariha Tasnin

Transparent, inclusive and responsive public service delivery is an integral part of sustainable development. It includes ensuring access to justice for all. In particular for survivors of domestic violence who often cannot seek justice out of fear of social repercussions...

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22 April 2021
Subaita Fairooz

Photo: Marcel Crozet / ILO The ready-made garments (RMG) sector is by far the most important contributor to the economy of the country, amounting to 15 per cent of the gross domestic product (GDP) and employing nearly four million people....

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24 March 2021
Faruq Hossain and Shamael Ahmed

COVID-19 is forcing us to discover alternative ways of doing things; qualitative field research, which traditionally calls for close interaction between researchers and their populations of interest, had to be reimagined to satisfy the need for social distancing, a preventative...

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20 January 2021
Sonia Afrin, Tanvir Shatil, and Atiya Rahman

Exploring the personal and structural barriers to proper handwashing practices during the COVID-19 pandemic in Bangladesh, this blog highlights BRAC’s innovative approach to behavior change and the programmatic interventions aimed at promoting handwashing as a preventive measure against the virus.

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14 July 2020
Sayema Haque Bidisha and Avinno Faruk

Photo: © Dominic Chavez/World Bank licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 With the first confirmed case of COVID-19 in Bangladesh on 8 March 2020 and the initiation of a lockdown on 26 March 2020¹, the livelihoods of a significant number of...

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3 June 2020
তানভীর শাতিল

১. সামাজিকতায়, সাংস্কৃতিক কুশল বিনিময়ের "দৈহিক ভাষা" যা মূলত মানুষের সাথে সংযুক্ত থাকার ভংগী (ইতিবাচক অর্থে), "ধর্মীয় আচার প্রতিপালন",  ঈদ বা খুশির ধারণা ও ধর্মীয় মূল্যবোধ, প্রিয়জনদের দূরে রেখে ঈদ করার কষ্ট, চিরায়ত সাংস্কৃতিক অভ্যাস ও মূল্যবোধ, মৃত্যুভয়কেও তোয়াক্কা করে...

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23 May 2020
Mushtaq Khan and Pallavi Roy

Why the COVID-19 Response is Undermined by Corruption ‘Flattening the curve’ and lockdowns have sadly become part of our new vocabulary. That this is not just about limiting patient numbers temporarily but primarily about using the opportunity to scale up...

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