Learning and analytical support in Kenya and East Africa (KEA) region: MSU AFRE (August 2021-Present)

As a Research Assistant to principal investigators Dr. Mywish Maredia and Dr. Eric Crawford, I am working on a project funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)’s Foreign Agriculture Service (FAS).

Scoping Study on Skills Development of Youths: Swisscontact Bangladesh (November 2020-December 2020)

As a consultant, prepared a scoping study on Skills Development of Youths in Bangladesh by taking the lead in collecting data, analyzing it, presenting the findings, and writing a final report.

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.

Measuring the Targeting Error and Leakage of a Social Safety Net Program: IFPRI (August 2018-June 2020

Worked with Dr. Shyamal Chowdhury, Associate Professor, The University of Sydney and Dr. Shahidur Rashid in a process evaluation survey conducted among over 8000 respondents for a social safety net program.

Study on Internal Migration: IPA (February 2018-April 2018)

Worked as a Research Analyst under principal investigator Professor Mushfiq Mobarak, Ph.D. of Yale University in a project on migration which is called "No lean season". The project was conducted by Yale University, IPA, Evidence Action and RDRS, Bangladesh.

Study on "Government to Government" Migration: IPA (May 2018-August 2018)

Worked as a Research Analyst under principal investigator Professor Mushfiq Mobarak, Ph.D. in a project in association with the World Bank and Bureau of Manpower, Employment and Training (BMET), Bangladesh.

Study on Gender and Adolescence: IPA (January 2018-February2018)

Worked as a Research Analyst under principal investigator Professor Sarah Baird, Ph.D. of George Washington University in GAGE (Gender & Adolescence: Global Evidence) project which is addressing gender adolescence and poverty in 4 different countries - Bangladesh, Nepal, Rwanda and Ethiopia.