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Streamlining opportunities to migrate

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Streamlining opportunities for workers to migrate overseas will return 22 takas of social good for every taka spent. The latest research for Bangladesh Priorities identifies smart ways to help workers migrate overseas. 

In northern rural Bangladesh, the autumn lean season is the most difficult time of year, especially in Rangpur, where close to half of the 15.8 million residents live below the poverty line.

The landless poor in Rangpur primarily work as day laborers on neighboring farms. But in September, while waiting for crops to mature in the fields, there is no farm work to be done. Wages fall, and at the same time, food becomes scarce because harvest is still months away, so the price of rice goes up."

Read more about the research in Bjorn Lomborg’s article in The Daily Star.