I am a 2nd year PhD student in the School of Economics and Finance, QUT Business School. My research focuses on the impact of social protection programme in the life of poor, vulnerable people in developing countries like Bangladesh. I'm assessing whether the welfare indicators like employment, labour force participation, type of jobs, workhour, health and consumption expenditure are affected by receiving these benefits. The findings of this research will assist in better policy decisions for the development of an impactful social protection scheme. An effective social protection scheme is a must for bringing resilience in the life of vulnerable people. This impact now matters more than ever for rebuilding the society in the ongoing pandemic of Covid-19, where the extreme poor are the most susceptible.
(2020 - augmented reality (AR) art)
How to uncover the hidden features?
In the painting, the protecting hands are social protection. The protection is against the rain of tears symbolizing extreme poverty, disaster and distress. Blue is the colour of pain. These hands are protecting poor people from all walks of life. There are allowances for poor mother, school-going children, farmers affected by a natural disaster, poor people, disabled, elderly people and so on. Inside the hands, there is a glowing sun resembling strength and resilience.