Over the course of the last 10 years, the Migrating out of Poverty consortium has drawn on the enthusiasm and expertise of many people across the globe. This blog series focuses on the people behind the research, who have kindly shared personal reflections and learning from their experience of working with the consortium.
Ali Ashraf is a Professor of International Relations, and Adjunct Senior Fellow, at the Refugee and Migratory Movements Research Unit at the University of Dhaka in Bangladesh. Ali worked with the Migrating out of Poverty programme between 2014 and 2015, on policy process tracing.
“The Migrating out of Poverty programme taught me many things including the design and implementation of an evidence-based study, developing advocacy tools for the publication of research findings, and the importance of publishing in high-impact journals.
The biggest lesson I learned from the Migrating out of Poverty programme was how to employ the theory of 3-I Framework and process tracing methodology. Through the programme, we published a study titled 'Public Policy Formulation: A Case Study of Domestic Workers in Bangladesh.
I’m most proud of the connections I made, working with colleagues such as Professors L Alan Winters, C R Abrar, Tasneem Siddiquee, and Ingrid Palmary.”The Migrating out of Poverty programme has been a true team effort, and we appreciate the role each individual has played in producing and disseminating the research.
Thank you for all your hard work with the Migrating out of Poverty programme, Ali!