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Livelihood Creation for Rohingya Refugees in Bangladesh

2018 - present


The aim of the livelihood project is to deliver a clear and structured framework to foster entrepreneurship based on the contextual needs of populations within refugee camps in Bangladesh.

Student researchers: Alvarez Araya, Antonio Attas, Nayla Khan, Sana Martinez Zarata, Luisa

Socio-economic Integration of Rohingya Refugees in Bangladeshi Communities

2018 - present


This project aims to frame the socio-economic integration of Rohingya refugees with Bangladeshi host communities and identify skills the Rohingya can leverage in order to improve livilhoods and reduce conflict.


Student researchers: Chandni Hirani and Benjamin Berger

Rohingya Crisis: Women Trafficking

November 2016


Rohingya refugees have been heavily targeted for exploitation and trafficking. This consulting project seeks to address and respond to the socio-economic components of women's livelihoods that lead to the perpetuation of trafficking as well as explore opportunities for economic empowerment and integration in host communities for both local community women and refugee women.


Student researchers: Guy de Nicolay and Mariana M. Nunes do Nascimento

Digital Aspirations: ICT-based Social Entrepreneurship

November 2016


We explore two dominant intersecting tropes in international development: social entrepreneurship, and ICT for development (ICT4D). These models claim to tackle poverty through market mechanisms, and low-cost, advanced technologies. To understand the effects on the lives of the poor targeted as 'clients,' the project involved fifteen months of ethnographic research among ICT intermediary entrepreneurs. What effects do intermediaries have on people's access to state and non-state services? How do these new brokers and the ICTs they convey shift relationships of dependency, opportunity, and power? How do experiences of citizenship change as countries experiment with new decentralised market-driven infrastructures? The study contributes to anthropological understandings of aspiration and agency, moral economies of patronage, and technologies of individual and social change.


Researcher: Juli Huang

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