1. Dr. Norihiko Matsuda, Department of Economics, Florida International University (FIU), USA.
2. Mr. Ryotaro Hayashi, Social Sector Economist, Human and Social Development Division, South Asia Department, ADB
The purpose of the study was to rigorously evaluate the effectiveness of virtual job fairs and job preference signaling.
110 employers and 2560 job seekers participated in the ICT virtual job fair organized jointly by Bdjobs.com, FIU, and ADB.
110 employers and 2560 jobseekers (1280 treatment and 1280 control) participated in the study. 1st end-line survey has been conducted from December 2021 to January 2022 and 2nd end-line survey has been conducted from July to August 2022.
This study will help improve future virtual job fairs and job search platforms.
1. Dr. Abu S. Shonchoy, Associate Professor, Florida International University, USA; and
2. Dr. Tomoki Fujji, Singapore Management University, Singapore.
Both the quantitative and qualitative research tools will be used in this study for the field survey.
Data will be collected from different sources. A baseline survey before the start of the operation of MRT Line 6 around July 2022 and an endline survey after the start of the operation around February 2023 will be conducted for collecting the data from a total of 2000 Households. Besides data will be scraped from different websites such as Google Maps (GM). Second, we will obtain office and residential property market data such as location and asking rental or sales
Research Area: Climate Change
Donor Agency: J-PAL (K-CAI), and PEDL
Geographical Location: Khulna, Bangladesh
Timeline: April 2022 to June 2023
Status: Ongoing (Preparatory stage)
Dr. Abu S. Shonchoy of Florida International University
Methods: Multi-methodology has been designed for this study. These are quantitative data collection, qualitative data collection, and salinity measurement in a scientific method.
Description: We have collected drinking water salinity data from 20 Jutes mill from Khulna & Bagerhat districts. We have also collected salinity data from 80 households of jute mill workers in the same areas. We have also obtained permission from the Bangladesh Jute Spinners Association to conduct the study to their affiliated factories. Besides, we have obtained positive consent from six jute mills to conduct the study at their factories. Now our plan is to conduct a year-round comparative
Dr. Kazusi Takahasi, Sophia University, Japan
Dr. Abu S, Shonchoy, Florida International University, U.SA.
The project is working to improve the living standards of rural poor agricultural households who are at risk of local survival due to seasonal hunger. To understand how their lives are changing, household data were collected twice a month in the 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th phases of the HFDC project. Through more frequent data collection, this study seeks to understand more about how the changes in their income affect their consumption patterns. Moreover, this study observes how they deal with poverty during drought and flood seasons, and what steps they take at that time. In January 2022, the
Dr. Abu Shonchoy, Associate Professor, Florida International University.
Dr. Tomoki Fujii, Associate Professor, Singapore Management University.
Dr. Christine Ho, Associate Professor, Singapore Management University.
Dr. Rohan, Post Doctoral Fellow, National University of Singapore.
COVID-19 has created unprecedented difficulties for the education sector in Bangladesh, as schools remain closed since March 2020. To tackle this crisis, Bangladesh has taken a multi-pronged approach-delivering education through national terrestrial television. However, the uptake of these programs has been low among rural students. This study aims to test through a randomized field