Bangladesh and Covid-19: Reversals and resilience

Rahman, Atiya, Jahan, Nusrat, Matin, Imran and Rahman, Hossain Zillur (2022) Bangladesh and Covid-19: Reversals and resilience. IDS Bulletin, 53 (3). pp. 19-40. ISSN 0265-5012

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This article examines two primary data sets to identify the effect of the Covid-19 pandemic on different sectors and vulnerable populations in Bangladesh. It attempts to identify how the trends in sectors such as agriculture, ready-made garments (RMGs), education, employment among youth, and women’s participation have changed due to the pandemic compared to pre-Covid-19 levels. The results show that the agriculture and RMG sectors demonstrated resilience due to sustained government policies. In contrast, the other sectors, such as education, youth employment, and women’s participation in the labour market, have been negatively affected, leaving a long-term consequence for the country’s development. The article concludes with suggestions for inclusive and targeted policies, and community-based approaches to pre-empt new challenges to make development progress in Bangladesh.

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Additional Information: * This IDS Bulletin was funded by the UK government’s Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) through the Covid Collective. The Collective brings together the expertise of UK-and Southern-based research partner organisations and offers a rapid social science research response to inform decision-making on some of the most pressing Covid-19-related development challenges. The Covid Collective cannot be held responsible for errors, omissions, or any consequences arising from the use of information contained. Any views and opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect those of FCDO, the Covid Collective, or any other contributing organisation. For further information, please contact:
Uncontrolled Keywords: bangladesh,covid-19,covid-19 recovery,livelihoods,new poor,women,youth,geography, planning and development,development ,/dk/atira/pure/subjectarea/asjc/3300/3305
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Global Development (formerly School of International Development)
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Depositing User: LivePure Connector
Date Deposited: 18 Oct 2023 00:42
Last Modified: 18 Oct 2023 00:42
DOI: 10.19088/1968-2022.125

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