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Farzana Misha

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Centre Affiliation
  • Centre Of Excellence For Gender, Sexual And Reproductive Health And Rights (CGSRHR)


Short Biography

I am an applied economist with over 12 years of experience in impact evaluations, research coordination and program design with a focus on social safety-nets, health, digital and financial inclusion. I have a strong experiential base and understanding of multifaceted and multisectoral development programming. I have recently been engaging in the digital health space, particularly on how digital tools can be used to provide health and financial inclusionary services among the vulnerable and hard to reach. As a hobby I have a strong interest in visual art, particularly painting and sketching.

Research Interests

Health digital and financial inclusion social protection etc.


  • Ph.D. (Erasmus University Rotterdam)
  • Masters of Economics (University of New South Wales)
  • Bachelor of Economics (University of Dhaka)

Module(s) taught (in MPH)

  • MPH 520: Quantitative Research Module
  • MPH 531:Health Economics and Health Care Financing

Selected publications

  • “Misha, F; Raza, W; Ara, J; Poel, E (2019): “How far does a big push really push? Long-term effects of an asset transfer program on employment trajectories”. Economic Development and Cultural Change 68:1, 41-62”

  • “Misha, F.; Sitwat. S; Wagner, N.; Bedi, A. (2022), “Building resilience in the chars of Bangladesh: An impact assessment”, Journal of International Development, Online ISSN:1099-1328”

  • “Raza, W.; Das, N.; Misha, F., (2012): “Can ultra-poverty be sustainably improved? Evidence from BRAC in Bangladesh”, Journal of Development Effectiveness, 4:2, 257-276”

Current projects

  • Research on Global Health, Equity and Rights: Digital health and rights
  • Situation Analysis and Design Support for Enabling Digital Financial Inclusion and Women’s Economic Empowerment in Vulnerable Women Benefit Programme in urban