Impact of COVID-19 on Ultra-poor: IFPRI (April 2020-Present)

Working with Shyamal Chowdhury, Ph.D. (Associate Professor, The University of Sydney), Kalyani Raghunathan, Ph.D. (Research Fellow, IFPRI), and Shahidur Rashid, Ph.D. (Director for South Asia, IFPRI) on a nationally representative follow-up survey-based study that will assess the impact of COVID-19 on ultra-poor beneficiaries of a social safety net program.

Institutional Diagnostic Study for Food Planning and Monitoring (FPMU), Ministry of Food, Bangladesh: IFPRI (November 2018-June 2020)

Worked with Dr. Paul Dorosh of IFPRI in a diagnostic study of Food Policy Monitoring Unit (FPMU), the institution responsible for monitoring the food security situation and the implementation of relevant policies in Bangladesh.

Impact of COVID-19 pandemic on food value chains in Bangladesh: IFPRI (November 2020-Present)

Working with Shahidur Rashid, Ph.D. (Director for South Asia office, IFPRI), Xiaobo Zhang, Ph.D. (Senior Research Fellow, IFPRI), Nicholas Minot, Ph.D. (Deputy Division Director, Market, Trade and Institutions Division, IFPRI), Sudha Narayanan, Ph.D. (Research Fellow, IFPRI) on a follow-up survey of 1947 rice value chain actors, 2200 fish value chain actors and 1300 shrimp value chain actors to assess the impact of COVID-19. Involved in drafting and implementing the budget, designing the questionnaire, negotiating with the survey firm, coordinating the consultations sessions, managing and analyzing the data, and writing the paper(s).

Capacity Strengthening Project: IFPRI (November 2019-February 2020)

Coordinated the capacity strengthening activity for a group of 40 government officials in Bangladesh for their on-the-job training. Taught a short course on process evaluation of social safety net programs.