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Research Assistants

Climate Change Adaptation in Bangladesh

Bangladesh - a densely populated low-lying delta often identified as the ground zero of climate change. For example, the high-tide water level has been increasing at a rate of 17 mm per year over 34 years in the coastal regions of Bangladesh. This has caused massive increase in water and soil salinity endangering the livelihoods of more than 20 million people who are poor and mostly reliant on agricultural and/or livestock farming. However, farmers living in coastal areas have opportunities to adapt and adjust, and the success of the adaptation strategies they deploy will ultimately determine the cost of climate change.

The objective of this study is to rigorously analyze the farmers’ adaptation choices in coastal Bangladesh. The tasks of the RA include cleaning data, generating descriptive statistics, and conducting regression analysis with administrative and remote sensing data. Additional administrative tasks related to research may also be required.

Requisite Skills and Qualifications:

Spatial analysis capacity using GIS tools is required. Previous experience with statistical software is also required, with a preference for Stata.