Demographic and Socioeconomic Changes Induced by the COVID-19 Pandemic in Bangladesh: Dynamics and challenges of new circumstances

BRAC, UN Women, and New York University’s Center on International Cooperation (CIC) recently concluded a study of the demographic and socioeconomic changes induced by the unprecedented reverse (urban-to-rural) migration that took place in Bangladesh following the COVID-19 lockdown. Findings from the study reveal the dire circumstances facing returnee migrants, their families, and their rural communities, including an alarmingly high incidence of child marriages among surveyed households, an explosion in household debt, and the drying up of income opportunities.

May 09
In-person at the United Nations Headquarters in New York

SDG16 High-Level Conference 2024

Pathfinders • The United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs, the International Development Law Organization, and the Permanent Mission of Italy to the United Nations May 09, 2024