Firoz Ahmed

Firoz Ahmed
Khulna University | KU · Department of Economics

MSc in Globalisation and Development

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Education
September 2015 - August 2016
Institute of Development Policy and Management
Field of study
  • Globalisation and Development
January 2010 - July 2011
Khulna University
Field of study
  • Economics
January 2005 - March 2009
Khulna University
Field of study
  • Economics

Publications

Publications (17)
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This study tries to identify multipurpose uses of cyclone shelters at Morelgonj and Sarankhola upazila under Bagerhat district of Bangladesh for the quest of shelter sustainability and surrounding community development. Focus Group Discussion (FGD), questionnaire survey and consultation with stakeholders are executed to accomplish the study. The fi...
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This paper explores the impact of international migration on household welfare in Bangladesh based on the household income and expenditure survey 2010. An asset index was constructed to measure the long-run welfare impact of migration using principal component analysis. The findings of the study indicate that the households with a migrant member ha...
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Effective health information campaigns play an important role in raising public awareness and encouraging preventive and health-promoting behavior. We study the extent to which awareness campaigns promoting simple COVID-19 precautionary measures foster health-preserving behavior among people in rural communities. Two weeks after the lockdowns in Ma...
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COVID-19 has threatened food security of the poor due to the lockdown of markets amidst poor institutions and lack of social safety nets in the developing world. To provide rapid evidence on the determinants and dynamics of food insecurity and to understand the coping strategies adopted by rural households during the pandemic, we carried out a tele...
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There is a high prevalence of gender gap in Bangladesh which might affect women’s likelihood to receive maternal healthcare services. In this backdrop, we aim to investigate how gender inequality measured by intrahousehold bargaining power (or autonomy) of women and their attitudes towards intimate partner violence (IPV) affects accessing and utili...
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Protecting the vulnerable from starvation and malnutrition during the pandemic is a new challenge that faces many developing countries. This policy brief reports evidence from rural households in Bangladesh showing an increasing number of households experiencing food insecurity—lack of access to sufficient and nutritious food to meet their dietary...
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COVID-19 has threatened food security of the poor due to the lockdown of markets amidst poor institutions and lack of social safety nets in the developing world. To provide rapid evidence on the determinants and dynamics of food insecurity and to understand the coping strategies adopted by rural households during the pandemic, we carried out a tele...
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Objective: The aim of this study is to explore the nexus between microcredit and women empowerment from the dimensions of participation in household decision making, involvement in income generating activities and wealth accumulation; participation in household economic activities; consciousness and mobility; and women rights. Sampling Technique: A...
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The study reveals the effect of sharecropping on rice productivity in some selected areas of Khulna District in the South-West region of Bangladesh. Access to land for the landless farmer is governed by informal land tenure arrangement, which in turn affects the productivity of the rice farm. In exploring the debate on sharecropping and farm effici...
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Crop production and livelihood practices in coastal communities of Bangladesh is seriously impacted by natural calamities, triggered by salinity intrusion, shrimp farming, and drainage congestion. The study was conducted in three villages of Koyra upazilla under Khulna district in 2014 which were affected severely by cyclone Aila on 25th May 2009....
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The rich natural and cultural attractions are valuable ingredients for community based ecotourism development in Bangladesh. Every year, a large number of tourists visit in the Sundarbans, which has a significant contribution in the household income to the people who are mostly involved in this sector. The result of the empirical model of Durbin-Wa...
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Climate change is the common phenomena for all over the world. Bangladesh is facing the most adverse impact of climate change. Especially in recent years, the country is facing the severe devastating impacts due to the changes of climate factors. ‘Cyclones’, the most likely devastating effects of climatic change is occurring in Bangladesh on a regu...
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Climate change is the common phenomena for all over the world. Bangladesh is facing the most adverse impact of climate change. Especially in recent years, the country is facing the severe devastating impacts due to the changes of climate factors. 'Cyclones', the most likely devastating effects of climatic change is occurring in Bangladesh on a regu...
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This study addresses the changes in land use pattern and corresponding socio-economic conditions of the people living in the Sundarbans adjacent coastal areas of the south-west Bangladesh. Shayamnagor of Satkhira, Dacope of Khulna, and Sarankhola of Bagerhat districts are considered as the representative areas of the three parts namely west, north...
Conference Paper
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The salinity intrusion has changed the land use activities in the south-west region of Bangladesh. The salinity has encouraged or pressured the people to use their land in shrimp farming. The rates of unemployment and underemployment have increased in the area due to increase in shrimp farming. Permanent or temporary migration and increased depende...

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