Policy & other writings

Policy roles

I am a Lead Academic for IGC Bangladesh.

Non-academic & Policy writings

Boudreau, L. and F. Naeem (2021): “The Economic Effects of COVID-19 on Ready-made Garment Factories in Bangladesh,” Private Enterprise Development in Low-Income Countries C-19 Note, July 23, 2021.

COVID-19 poses a considerable challenge to the future of Bangladesh’s apparel sector and to Bangladesh’s economy more broadly. In light of COVID-19’s continued economic and health impacts, this research provides systematic evidence on COVID-19’s economic effects from a survey with a representative random sample of Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA) member factories. This evidence can be used to inform an appropriate policy response and to facilitate planning for recovery from the pandemic.

Boudreau, L. and S. Chassang (2020): “How to Get Employees to Report Their COVID-19 Risk,” Harvard Business Review (Web), August 21, 2020.

In this article, we describe random rotation policies that let employees report potential exposure to COVID-19 while staying safe from stigma or retaliation. For implementation resources, please visit: http://www.safelyreport.org/.