PPRC–BIGD COVID-19 Panel Survey Phase V:
Inflation, Coping, and Recovery Challenges
Sunday, 5 June 2022, at 11 am (Bangladesh Standard Time)
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Since April 2020, Power and Participation Research Centre (PPRC) and BRAC Institute of Governance and Development (BIGD) have been jointly conducting a multi-phase study to capture the evolving health and economic crisis among low-income communities in Bangladesh due to COVID-19.
The first phase of the survey delved into the pandemic-induced economic shock faced by the poor and vulnerable people and their coping mechanisms. In the second phase, conducted in June 2020, the study focused on the impact of the pandemic on the same demographic immediately after the end of the first lockdown. In March 2021, PPRC and BIGD carried out the third phase of the Rapid Research Response, delving into the nature and quality of early recovery and exploring the situation immediately before the second lockdown was instated.
The fourth phase, conducted in August 2021, examined the prolonged consequences of the pandemic on vulnerable populations, from the impact on the education life of children to the impact on the livelihood of rural households and urban slums, analyzing trends in income, employment, food security, migration, and poverty.
We are now cordially inviting you to a virtual press conference on Sunday, 5 June 2022, at 11 am (Bangladesh Standard Time), where findings from the fifth phase of this research endeavour will be unveiled. The most recent round of this survey, conducted between 12 and 23 May 2022, assessed livelihood, coping, and recovery trends among rural and urban slum households. Furthermore, the survey sheds light on the current trends in inflation and how the inflationary pressure has affected food security, household expenditure and adjustments, and income recovery.
Dr Hossain Zillur Rahman, Executive Chairman, PPRC, and Dr Imran Matin, Executive Director, BIGD, will present the detailed findings from the survey.
We look forward to your presence and participation. The presentation on the research findings will be shared at the end of the online event.