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.
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”
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”
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”