On-going Research Activities
Concept Note on Nation-wide Survey to Measure Number of MFI Participants Graduating out of Poverty was submitted in October 2008.
Measuring movement out of poverty
with supports from Microcredit
Summit Campaign: the first paper by Sajjad Zohir with estimates on the
number of MFI clients moving out of $1 a day threshold
(click to view)
submitted. Preparations are under way for a nation-wide survey.
Small Grants and
Academic Partnership Program of IFC-BICF in collaboration
with BMB Mott MacDonald, Netherlands
led by Dr. A.K. Enamul Haque. team includes
Dr. Wahiduddin Mahmud, Dr. Sajjad Zohir, Professor Salim Rashid,
Professor Anis Chowdhury and Dr. Fahad Khalil
Impact of Price Increase on Poor Households and Children
with supports from Save the
Children UK will be undertaken by Mohammed Helal Uddin during
October 2008 - January 2009.
Food Security for
the Poor: Exploring Policy Options under Alternative Price Regimes
a new study awarded under the National Food Policy Strengthening
Programme (NFPCSP) has been initiated. The study will be led by Rushad
Faridi with Syed Naimul Wadood and Kazi Sabbir Ahmed as
co-researchers. Progress of the study will be posted regularly
Poverty levels and trends at sub-national levels. The study uses
secondary data to explain differences, and a proposal has been
submitted for financial supports
Efficiency of Water Use in Bangladesh. Led by Nasima T.
Chowdhury. Study supported by SANDEE
Economic Valuation of the Storm Protection Values of Mangroves
forests under the coastal ecosystems of the Sundarbans
Led By Sakib
Mahmud. Advisors: Dr. Edward Barbier and Dr.
Study supported by SANDEE
Microcredit: from theory to practice.
The paper on
market structure in microcredit industry and interest rate. Three papers are
Research Activities Under
Eating Safe Food
from Street Vendors of South Asian Cities in collaboration with
Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India led by Jayashree Roy.
Co-researchers include Dr.
A.K.M. Atiqur Rahman and Ahmed Taneem Muzaffar
State of the Poor: monitoring economic
changes - ERG has submitted proposal to undertake regular
monitoring of the economic conditions shaping the livelihood of the
poor in Bangladesh to be undertaken in collaboration with network of
Completed Research Activities
Social Safety Nets for mitigating adverse impacts of food price
increases (click to view) by Sajjad Zohir, Biva A Mallik and others.
Number of MFI clients moving out of $1.25 a day threshold
(click to view) by Sajjad Zohir.
Security for the Poor: Exploring Policy Options Under Alternative
Price Regimes, Final Report by
Rushad Faridi and Naimul Wadood has been submitted to FAO (Click
on the text to view the report).
Impact of arsenic contamination in groundwater on poverty and choice
of mitigation technology for rural communities in Bangladesh under
The background paper
prepared for Second Chronic Poverty Report 2007/08, CPRC, has been
submitted to the Overseas Development
London. The paper titled Implementation of Policies
for Reducing Chronic Poverty looks into the problems of
implementing pro-poor (particularly, chronic poor) policies in
You may view by clicking.
Analysis of CBFM data and Projection Analysis -
the study, supported
by the WorldFish Center, aims at developing a simulation model for
projection purpose. At the process level, it tries to bring together
senior academia in the North American universities with young
academia and researchers in the country
Macro Modeling to
assess impacts of oil prices:
With a view to provide
supports to a UNDP (Bangkok) initiative,
a team of ERG member and
associates worked on a macro model. Impact
of World Oil Price Rise on the Economy of Bangladesh
by A.K. Enamul Haque is now under review for possible
publication as an Occasional Paper.
Click here to view the paper
Programs and Approaches for the Excluded:
ERG collaborated with Brac's Research & Evaluation Division in a study on Programs and
Approaches for the Excluded.
The study has
completed the work and intends to continue with the mapping
exercise. Paper on Exclusion undergoing review
for possible publication. Click below to view paper:
Poverty: an analytical approach for understanding exclusion and
assessing programs targeting the
poor in Bangladesh
by Sajjad Zohir, Mehnaz Rabbani, Biva Arani Mallik, Iftekharul
Huq and Raisa Afsana
Monitoring Support to Poverty Reduction Strategy
in Bangladesh by the BWIs.
The study, supported
by the Commonwealth Secretariat, looked into supports provided by
the IMF, the World Bank and other development partners to
Bangladesh's Poverty Reduction Strategy
and Environmental Management (PREM).
The study was undertaken in
collaboration with the
Institute for Environmental Studies (IVM),
Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam. A number of research papers have been
completed drawing upon the survey findings.
Assessing Economy-wide Impacts of Micro Interventions in the Inland
Fishery Sector: a case study of Community based Fishery Management
(CBFM) in Bangladesh,
report prepared by Asadul Islam, Salma Begum and Mashfiqur Rahman
Khan has been submitted. Click to your right to view.
Economic Cost of Arsenic Contamination In Drinking Water:
current effort is towards bringing out a journal publication