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The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the poor: Insights from the Hrishipara diaries

We examine the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the livelihoods of the poor in a semi-rural setting in Bangladesh...

COVID-19 Lockdown Livelihoods
Working Paper
The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the poor: Insights from the Hrishipara diaries

In this paper, we examine the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the livelihoods of the poor. We use an unusually rich data set from a ‘financial diaries’ study known as the Hrishipara Daily Diaries Project...

COVID-19 Lockdown Livelihoods
Working Paper
Access to microfinance and female labour force participation

Although microfinance started as a movement to improve women’s economic well-being through increased female entrepreneurship in particular, its impact on women’s attitudes toward and participation in the labour market is not fully underst...

Microfinance female entrepreneurship Wellbeing
Working Paper
Earnings inequality and the changing nature of work: Evidence from Labour Force Survey data of Bangladesh

With structural changes in production coupled with technological progress, there have been shifts in modes of production and patterns of employment, with important consequences on task composition of occupations...

Labour force survey Inequality Polarization
Working Paper
Migration and the labour market impacts of COVID-19

Using detailed microdata, we document how migration-dependent households are especially vulnerable during the COVID-19 pandemic...

Migration COVID-19 Panel
Working Paper
Structural transformation, inequality dynamics, and inclusive growth in Bangladesh

The Bangladesh economy has undergone significant structural changes over the last four decades. The share of agriculture in GDP has declined, while the significance of industry and service sectors has increased...

Bangladesh Structural transformation Inclusive growth
Working Paper
Exiting the fragility trap: Rethinking our approach to the world’s most fragile states

Those fragile states whose stagnation is so tenacious despite generous aid programs, and substantial and costly interventions, are stuck in a ‘fragility trap.’ Caught in a low-level equilibrium, trapped states appear to be in a perpetual ...

Fragile states Mali Bangladesh
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