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Policy Conference, Dec. 17-18, 2015, Dhaka


The conference on "Labour Markets in South Asia: Evidence and Policy Lessons" was held in Dhaka, Bangladesh. The goal of this conference was to bring together academic researchers, policy makers, and representatives of governmental and non-governmental organizations involved in labour market issues in South Asia.

Part of the programme were three sessions with presentations on research progress; especially on training programmes in Bangladesh and research projects focusing on the bangladeshi labour market situation.

 

SessionA

 
        Christopher Woodruff (University of Warwick and IZA)
  "Managerial Capital and Productivity Evidence from a Training Program in the Bangladeshi Garment Sector"
 
        Abu Shonchoy (Institute of Developing Economies (IDE-JETRO))
  "Can On-The-Job Training for Apparel Sector Improve Employment for Rural Poor: Evidence from Bangladesh"
 
       
 
SessionB        
 
        Krishna B. Kumar (RAND and IZA), Shanthi Nataraj (RAND)
  "The Impact of Sectoral Demand on Informality: Evidence from Bangladesh"
 
        Kate Vyborny ( Duke University)
  "Women's Access to Public Transport and Labor Force Participation: A Randomized Controlled Trial"

 

 

  SessionC
 
        Rachel Heath (University of Washington), Tyler McCormick (University of Washington)
  "Who Works in Good Garment Factories in Bangladesh?"
 
        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"

 

For further information check here.


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