The Covid-19 Learning, Evidence and Research Programme in Bangladesh (CLEAR) is an FCDO-funded programme designed to support an evidence-informed Covid-19 response and recovery in Bangladesh.

​CLEAR is led by the Institute of Development Studies (IDS) in collaboration with the BRAC Institute of Governance and Development (BIGD).

It aims to deliver policy relevant Covid-19 research and evidence for Bangladesh, support increased evidence uptake among policymakers and share lessons from the Covid-19 response to better prepare for future shocks.

Research themes

CLEAR will focus on the secondary impacts of Covid-19 covering four broad thematic areas: 

  • Poverty and vulnerability
  • Service delivery, accountability and governance
  • Rights of marginalised population and disadvantaged groups
  • Innovations  
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