Published Date: 17-07-2017
On July 16, 2017 Professor Dr. Jonathon Morduch and Dr. Abu Shonchoy of New York University presented Foundation’s implemented study outcomes to the stakeholders on the occasion of ‘Seeds of Change of the Garment Industry’ at Six Seasons Hotel in Dhaka, jointly organized by The International Growth Centre (IGC) Bangladesh, Innovations for Poverty Action (ipa), and the Brac Institute of Governance and Development of Brac University (BIGD).
The study 'On-The-Job Training Increase Employment for Rural Poor in the Manufacturing Sector: Experimental Evidence from Bangladesh' shows that vocational training programmes aimed at the rapidly-growing sectors have the potential to reduce skills gaps, improve income and employment potentials.
The paper 'Poverty and Migration in the Digital Age: Experimental Evidence on Mobile Banking in Bangladesh' shows that the ability to quickly and cheaply transfer money by mobile banking has allowed migrant factory workers to easily send money home when needed.
It also shows that the rural households reduced borrowings, increased savings, and saw gains in health, education and agricultural productivity by means of utilizing mobile banking services.