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Labor Markets in South Asia: Evidence and Policy Lessons

Organizers: David Lam (University of Michigan and IZA), Maryam Naghsh Nejad (IZA)
Location:Dhaka, Bangladesh
Date:December 17, 2015 - December 18, 2015

Event Manager:

Dominik Spitza (IZA)




Program

Thursday, December 17:

10:00 - 10:30   Registration
and coffee
 
10:30 - 10:45   Welcome Remarks
David Lam
(University of Michigan and IZA)
Maryam Naghsh Nejad (IZA)
 
 
10:45 - 11:30   Key Note Speech
 
    Wahiduddin Mahmud (International Growth Centre (IGC))
 
 
        Session A
 
11:30 - 12:30   Christopher Woodruff (University of Warwick and IZA)
  "Managerial Capital and Productivity Evidence from a Training Program in the Bangladeshi Garment Sector"
 
12:30 - 13:30   Abu Shonchoy (Institute of Developing Economies (IDE-JETRO))
  "Can On-The-Job Training for Apparel Sector Improve Employment for Rural Poor: Evidence from Bangladesh"
 
 
13:30 - 14:30   Lunch
 
 
        Session B
 
14:30 - 15:30   Krishna B. Kumar (RAND and IZA), Shanthi Nataraj (RAND)
  "The Impact of Sectoral Demand on Informality: Evidence from Bangladesh"
 
 
15:30 - 17:00   Panel Discussion
  Chair: Minhaj Mahmud (BRAC University)
 
    Panelists:
Krishna B. Kumar (RAND and IZA)
Rushidan Islam Rahman (Bangladesh Institute of Development Studies (BIDS))
Binayak Sen (Bangladesh Institute of Development Studies (BIDS))
Christopher Woodruff (University of Warwick and IZA)
 
 
19:00       Dinner
(by invitation only)
 
 

Friday, December 18:

        Session B
 
09:00 - 10:00   Kate Vyborny ( Duke University)
  "Women's Access to Public Transport and Labor Force Participation: A Randomized Controlled Trial"
 
 
10:00 - 10:30   Coffee Break
 
 
        Session C
 
10:30 - 11:30   Rachel Heath (University of Washington), Tyler McCormick (University of Washington)
  "Who Works in Good Garment Factories in Bangladesh?"
 
11:30 - 12:30   Tania Barham (University of Colorado, Boulder)
  "Thirty-Five Years Later: Long-Term Impacts of the Matlab Maternal and Child Health Program on Human Capital and Labor Market Outcomes"
 
 
12:30       Lunch
 




Participants

S. M. Abdullah (University of Dhaka)
Irfan Abir (University of Dhaka)
Shiva Raj Adhikari (Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu)
Rifat Afroze (Bangladesh Rural Advancement Committee (BRAC))
Sibbir Ahmad (Bangladesh Rural Advancement Committee (BRAC))
Maliha Ahmed (Bangladesh Rural Advancement Committee (BRAC))
A. Ahsanuzzaman (North South University, Bangladesh)
Mahtab Ahmed (Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD))
Moin Uddin Ahmed (University of Dhaka)
Tutan Ahmed (Indian Institute of Management)
Jamal Ahnmed (Thie Art of Living Foundation)
Fakrul Ahsan (United Nations Development Programme (UNDP))
Reshad Ahsan (University of Melbourne)
Hashan Ali (United Nations Development Programme (UNDP))
Jinnat Ara (Bangladesh Rural Advancement Committee (BRAC))
Abul Kalam Azad (University of Dhaka)
Tania Barham (University of Colorado, Boulder)
Estiaque Bari (Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD))
Salma Begum (North South University, Bangladesh)
Sayema Haque Bidisha (University of Dhaka)
Marco Caliendo (University of Potsdam and IZA)
Nahed Chowdhury (Gana Unnayan Kendra (GUK))
Pradeep Choudhury (Jawaharlal Nehru University)
Rabita Chowdhury (BRAC University)
Samiha Chowdhury (United International University)
Benoit Conti (United Nations Development Programme (UNDP))
Debasish Kumar Das (Khulna University, Bangladesh)
Shakil Faisal (BRAC University)
Alfariany Milati Fatimah (Jameel Poverty Action Lab (JPAL))
Binti Ferdous (SANEM)
Latiful Haque (Bangladesh Rural Advancement Committee (BRAC))
Fazlul Haque (Jatiya Tarun Sangha (JTS))
Rachel Heath (University of Washington)
Mohammad Helal (Institute of Developing Economies (IDE-JETRO))
Masyhur Hilmy (Jameel Poverty Action Lab (JPAL))
Shahnaj Hira (United Nations Development Programme (UNDP))
Altaf Hossain (Journalist)
Amzad Hossain (University of Dhaka)
Belayet Hossain (United Nations Development Programme UNDP))
Zakir Hossain (Journalist)
Kazi Iqbal (Bangladesh Institute of Development Studies (BIDS))
Muntasir Mamun Iqbal (North South University, Bangladesh)
Azharul Islam (Stamford University, Bangladesh)
Mumtahina Islam (Independent University, Bangladesh)
Nushrat Islam (United International University)
Shahidul Islam (University of Dhaka)
Israt Jahan (SANEM)
Akbar Kabir (University of Dhaka)
Shashish Kamal (Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD))
Randeep Kaur (University of Texas at Austin)
Nuheen Khan (North South University, Bangladesh)
Tahsina Naz Khan (Bangladesh Rural Advancement Committee (BRAC))
Krishna B. Kumar (RAND and IZA)
David Lam (University of Michigan and IZA)
Abdul Salam Lodhi (Balochistan University, Pakistan)
Towhid Iqram Mahmood (Bangladesh Rural Advancement Committee (BRAC))
Minhaj Mahmud (BRAC University)
Mohammad Abdul Malek (BRAC Research and Evaluation Division)
Wahiduddin Mahmud (International Growth Centre (IGC))
Mahjabeen Mamoon (North South University, Bangladesh)
Mohamed Moniruzzaman (University of Dhaka)
Rubaiya Murshed (University of Dhaka)
Farzana Munshi (BRAC University)
Maryam Naghsh Nejad (IZA)
Khairun Nahar (Jahangirnagar University)
Shanthi Nataraj (RAND)
Shaila Nazneen (BRAC University)
Jannatun Nur (Gana Unnayan Kendra (GUK))
Marjan Nur (Brunel University London)
Christopher Parsons (University of Western Australia and IZA)
Niaz Patwary (University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh)
Thomas Polley (Duke University)
Abdur Rahim (SANEM)
Ataur Rahman (North South University, Bangladesh)
Atiqur Rahman (Bangladesh Institute of Development Studies (BIDS))
Mahbubur Rahman (Bangladesh Accreditation Board)
Mahmudur Rahman (University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh (ULAB))
Masud Rahman (SANEM)
Mohammad Rahman (Bangladesh Institute of Development Studies (BIDS))
Moshiur Rahman (SANEM)
Mustafa Rahman (North South University, Bangladesh)
Nabeera Rahman (United Nations Development Programme (UNDP))
Rehnuma Rahman (Bangladesh Rural Advancement Committee (BRAC))
Rushidan Islam Rahman (Bangladesh Institute of Development Studies (BIDS))
Farhana Rafiq (American International University -Bangladesh)
Faryana Rafiq (University of Dhaka)
Balram Rao (Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee)
Tahmina Raoufi (Asian University for Women)
Zafar Sadique (Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD))
Fabrizio Santoro (Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA))
Rachel Sayers (Duke University)
Binayak Sen (Bangladesh Institute of Development Studies (BIDS))
Wajid Hasan Shah (Bangladesh Institute of Development Studies (BIDS))
Abu Shonchoy (Institute of Developing Economies (IDE-JETRO))
Shabnam Shuchi (University of Dhaka)
Salina Siddiqua (University of Dhaka)
Claudia Stier (University of Potsdam)
Shubham Tomar (Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, India)
Basundhara Tripathy (University of Liberal Arts, Bangladesh)
Ramiz Uddin (United Nations Development Programme (UNDP))
Sujon Uddin (SANEM)
Nayamat Ullah (Institute of Developing Economies (IDE-JETRO))
Kate Vyborny (Duke University)
Syed Naimul Wadood (University of Dhaka)
Martin Weißenberger (University of Potsdam)
Christopher Woodruff (University of Warwick and IZA)
H.M Asad-Uz-Zaman (a2i Programme)