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Md. Abdul Alim

Alim is Research Fellow and Head, Research and Evaluation Unit, Brac Afghanistan. He is a sociologist by training and specializes on issues related to gender, informal justice, local government and human rights and legal services. He holds a Masters degree in Development Studies from the Institute of Social Studies (ISS), The Hague, the Netherlands. Alim has extensive field experience and expertise in both qualitative and quantitative research methods. His current research is on empowering adolescent girls in Afghanistan. With Integgra researchers Dr Asadullah and Ms Khatoon, he has been looking at the effects of early marriage of mothers on their children's learning. See also WIDER Angle Blog Post on Child Marriage and Gender Gap in Education.

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Thiri Dong

Thiri is from Mawlamyine, Mon State of Myanmar. She holds a Masters degree in Public Administration from Yangon University of Economics. She worked with the International Organization for Migration (IoM) in Myanmar for two years. Her research interests include poverty, migration and gender issues. Upon returning to Myanmar, she is keen to pursue a career in the development sector.

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Kazi Md. Mukitul Islam

Kazi is Asia fellow of Yayasan Khazanah Foundation of Malaysia, a scholarship scheme jointly run with Yunus Center of Grameen Bank. He is also an active member of UN Major Group for Children and Youth (UNMGCY). Kazi’s research interest includes human development, education, migration and minority studies. His current research is on gender stereotypes in secondary school textbooks in South and South-East Asian countries. Kazi olds a first class Hons degree in Development Studies from Dhaka University and is presently a Masters Student at the University of Malaya.

 Fathema Zhura Khatoon

 

 

Fathema Zhura Khatoon

Fathema is a Research Associate at BRAC Research and Evaluation Division (RED). She has previously served as a Manager in BRAC's Gender, Justice and Diversity Programme, and as a research fellow and gender specialist at UNEP (United Nations Environmental Programme) and BARCIK (Bangladesh Resource Centre for Indigenous Knowledge. Fathema has a Masters in Geography from Durham University, UK. With Integgra researchers Dr Asadullah and Mr Alim, she has been looking at the effects of early marriage of mothers in Bangladesh on their children's learning. See also WIDER Angle Blog Post on Child Marriage and Gender Gap in Education.

 

Nazia Mansoor

Nazia Mansoor is a scholar with research interests relating to bargaining and decision-making within households in both developing and developed countries. Her previous research looks at the effects of intra-household bargaining power of women on their use of contraception in Bangladesh, household poverty and child labour in Pakistan, and division of domestic work between husbands and wives in the UK. Together with Integgra researchers Dr Asadullah and Dr Wahhaj, she is looking at the drivers and consequences of agency of rural Bangladeshi women in their marriage decisions.” Nazia has a PhD in Economics from the University of Kent, UK.

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Fahema Pretty Talukdar

Fahema holds an MBA from North South University, Bangladesh. Her area of research is social compliance in Bangladesh’s Ready-made Garment (RMG) factories and social and psychological wellbeing of Bangladeshi Women in the RMG sector.

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Saizi Xiao

Saizi is a PhD candidate in the Faculty of Economics and Administration, University of Malaya. Her fields of research include development economics, labor economics, and education economics. Her doctoral research deals with issues of gender gaps in the Chinese labor market; returns to human capital (i.e. language skills) and political capital (i.e. Communist Party Membership); emotional and subjective well-being; determinants of fertility; ageing; and policy challenges of middle income trap in the context of China. Saizi holds a MSc. in Economics from the University of Glasgow, UK.

 

 

 

 

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