CDES COVID-19 projects

The Centre for Development Economics and Sustainability (CDES) is collaborating with NGOs in Bangladesh and India to reach out to all of our previous survey respondents in rural Bangladesh over the phone to encourage them to follow the basic protective measures against the coronavirus. We expect to reach out to at least one hundred thousand people in those communities.

We are partnering with our collaborators in developing countries including individual researcher, NGOs and research organisations to conduct rapid actionable research and communicate the research findings to policy makers to help them respond to the COVID-19 crisis.

At this point, for our field work, we will primarily use phone surveys to gather information. In addition to providing awareness on COVID-19 and related health issues, we would like to quickly assess the lives and livelihoods of the poor and the vulnerable communicates in Australia and developing countries.

Hence, providing evidence based on information gathering from the field will be important to understand and monitor the evolving socioeconomic vulnerabilities and the resultant effects on these people. Our objectives are to provide useful insights to different stakeholders working with COVID-19 issues.