Research Partnerships

The FXB Center for Health and Human Rights and The Lakshmi Mittal and Family South Asia Institute at Harvard have partnered with BRAC to support an interdisciplinary team of researchers from Harvard and Bangladesh examining a range of issues facing vulnerable populations in and around South Asia.

The Partnership provides a platform for collaborative participatory research driven by regional needs. Current projects are focused on the Rohingya forced migration crisis, encompassing a wide range of topics, including outbreak surveillance modeling, social network analysis, economic integration, resettlement policies, public health impact, and others.

BRAC has implemented a multi-sector response since the last Rohingya influx began in August 2017, in close coordination with the government go Bangladesh and other partners through the Inter Sector Coordination Group. BRAC has worked in Cox’s Bazar, one of the key focus areas for this partnership, for the last 35 years. BRAC has a long history of working with the Rohingya in Bangladesh from previous waves of migration and continues to provide a range of services including water, shelter, and healthcare – with some programs reaching over 800,000 refugees