13pc people lost jobs due to Covid-19 pandemic: BIDS survey

2020-08-23T23:54:24+06:00June 25th, 2020|

About 13 per cent people have become unemployed in the country due to Covid-19 pandemic, according to a survey of Bangladesh Institute of Development Studies (BIDS). The survey titled “Coping with COVID -19 and Individual Responses: Findings from a Large Online Survey” was conducted on 30,000 people covering all divisions and districts.

Poverty in the time of Corona: Short-term Effects of Economic Slowdown and Policy Responses through Social Protection

2020-08-25T13:08:38+06:00June 25th, 2020|

Bangladesh Institute of Development Studies at a virtual seminar on Wednesday estimated that about 1.64 crore people already became new poor in the country due the ongoing COVID-19 pendemic. Due to the shutdown induced by COVID-19, the number of new poor increased by at least 9 percentage points to 29.4 per cent from 20 per cent, BIDS researcher Binayak Sen said in his paper on ‘Poverty in the Time of Corona: Short-term Effects and Policy Responses’.

All income groups suffer during Covid-19 lockdown

2020-08-25T12:18:31+06:00June 25th, 2020|

The survey, conducted by the Bangladesh Institute of Development Studies (BIDS), also said that about 13 percent people have become unemployed in the country due to the Covid-19 situation.  According to the surveys, domestic conflict increased during the Covid-19 lockdown.

Critical Conversations 2020: In the Shadow of COVID – Coping, Adjustments, Responses Held

2020-08-23T13:47:45+06:00June 24th, 2020|

BIDS CC 2020 this year took the shape of a webinar and was held on 24 June 2020. BIDS researchers highlighted their work focusing on three core areas of covid impact, namely effect on unemployment, especially in the SME/MSME sector

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