Ongoing Programs

Women’s Economic Empowerment and Digital Finance (WEE-DiFine)

WEE-DiFine is a research initiative (2019–2024), which aims to generate a comprehensive body of evidence around the impact of digital finance (DiFine) on women’s economic empowerment (WEE) and the causal mechanisms between the two through funding rigorous research studies across South Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa.

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Women’s Economic Empowerment and Digital Finance (WEE-DiFine)
Research, Policy, and Governance (RPG)

Research, Policy, and Governance (RPG)

Research, Policy, and Governance (RPG) aims to build institutional capacity and produce rigorous research to uplift the quality of evidence-based decision and policy-making in Bangladesh. RPG has explored equitable and effective scale-up of digitised public service delivery, innovations in social accountability, and effectiveness of land markets.

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Ongoing Programs

Women’s Economic Empowerment and Digital Finance (WEE-DiFine)

Women’s Economic Empowerment and Digital Finance (WEE-DiFine)

WEE-DiFine is a research initiative (2019–2024), which aims to generate a comprehensive body of evidence around the impact of digital finance (DiFine) on women’s economic empowerment (WEE) and the causal mechanisms between the two through funding rigorous research studies across South Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa.

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Research, Policy, and Governance (RPG)

Research, Policy, and Governance (RPG)

Research, Policy, and Governance (RPG) aims to build institutional capacity and produce rigorous research to uplift the quality of evidence-based decision and policy-making in Bangladesh. RPG has explored equitable and effective scale-up of digitised public service delivery, innovations in social accountability, and effectiveness of land markets.

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Latest Publications

‘Do Poor People’s Dreams Ever Come True?’ Educational Aspirations and Lived Realities in Urban Slums in Dhaka, Bangladesh

This article was published in The European Journal of Development Research. Bangladesh has made progress in advancing adolescent girls’ education, but there remain substantial evidence gaps around age and gender differences in motivations, retention, and access to education for adolescents living in urban slums. This article draws on quantitative and qualitative data collected in 2017 and 2018 by Gender and…

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‘Do Poor People’s Dreams Ever Come True?’ Educational Aspirations and Lived Realities in Urban Slums in Dhaka, Bangladesh
State of Governance in Bangladesh 2020–2021: Governing COVID-19 in Bangladesh – Realities and Reflections to Build Forward Better

State of Governance in Bangladesh 2020–2021: Governing COVID-19 in Bangladesh – Realities and Reflections to Build Forward Better

COVID-19 is a global crisis of unprecedented scale and reach and the factors shaping how different countries have managed it are complex and many. The 2020-21 State of Governance (SOG) report by the BRAC Institute of Governance and Development (BIGD) assesses the governance of COVID-19 in Bangladesh to document how policies were made and delivered, analyze the governance response of…

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Latest Publications

‘Do Poor People’s Dreams Ever Come True?’ Educational Aspirations and Lived Realities in Urban Slums in Dhaka, Bangladesh

‘Do Poor People’s Dreams Ever Come True?’ Educational Aspirations and Lived Realities in Urban Slums in Dhaka, Bangladesh

This article was published in The European Journal of Development Research. Bangladesh has made progress in advancing adolescent girls’ education, but there remain substantial evidence gaps around age and gender differences in motivations, retention, and access to education for adolescents living in urban slums. This article draws on quantitative and qualitative data collected in 2017 and 2018 by Gender and…

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State of Governance in Bangladesh 2020–2021: Governing COVID-19 in Bangladesh – Realities and Reflections to Build Forward Better

State of Governance in Bangladesh 2020–2021: Governing COVID-19 in Bangladesh – Realities and Reflections to Build Forward Better

COVID-19 is a global crisis of unprecedented scale and reach and the factors shaping how different countries have managed it are complex and many. The 2020-21 State of Governance (SOG) report by the BRAC Institute of Governance and Development (BIGD) assesses the governance of COVID-19 in Bangladesh to document how policies were made and delivered, analyze the governance response of…

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