Webinar with GLO Southeast Asia Lead Niaz Asadullah on “COVID-19, Schooling and Learning in Bangladesh”

Special COVID-19 webinar by GLO Southeast Asia Lead Niaz Asadullah on the human capital crisis caused by the pandemic in Bangladesh. Professor Asadullah will share his preliminary findings from a nationwide survey conducted in collaboration with the Brac Institute of Governance and Development.


COVID-19, Schooling and Learning in Bangladesh 
to be held on 
Thursday, June 25, 2020, from 3:00-4:30 pm (Bangladesh Standard Time).
Please register in advance for this webinar:
Please register early, participation slots are limited! 
You can also participate through our Facebook page

We would like to invite you to join the webinar where we will share the findings from our rapid research on

COVID-19, Schooling and Learning: Study on Older Primary & Secondary Students in Bangladesh” 

The education system in Bangladesh has always struggled to provide quality education to nearly 40 million children enrolled in schools. The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated this learning crisis as all educational institutions across the country have been closed for over two months with no immediate plans for reopening. Yet this pressing concern has received little national attention.

In our attempt to shed light on the issue of our future generation during the pandemic, we have conducted a nationwide phone survey of about 4,700 households using existing survey frame to document the disruption to learning activities and time allocation caused by the pandemic and to inform policy-makers on the effectiveness of their technology-driven initiatives. 

In the webinar, our researcher Dr Niaz Asadullah, Professor of Economics, University of Malaya, will present the key findings of the study. Followed by the presentation, there will be a panel discussion and a Q&A session open to the participants.

We look forward to your participation.  

Imran Matin 

Executive Director
BRAC  – Institute of Governance & Development

Brac Institute of Governance and Development