Lessons from COVID-19 Pandemic: A Preliminary Analysis of Bangladesh’s Responses

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  • Rifat Mahmud Assistant Professor, Department of Public Administration, University of Barishal




Bangladesh, COVID-19, testing facility, expert committees, community participation


The first wave of the COVID- 19 disease has caused a daunting and unprecedented challenge for governments of the world. Decision-makers worldwide, including that of Bangladesh, had to initiate responses that were beyond the conventional measures. This paper offers the decision-makers in Bangladesh on the possible learning in the field of crisis management during this pandemic. The paper aims in focusing on the first phase of responses to COVID-19 (March-May) from the initial lockdown to the reopening of offices by the government of Bangladesh. Methodologically, the paper is a content analysis involving netnography approach of data collection from websites. The paper presents a finding of possible lessons of crisis responses in Bangladesh. The paper aims to create an agenda for learning lessons from the situation of the largest crisis to hit the world in centuries. The paper induces substantial value for policy-makers to be prepared for the second wave of the COVID- 19 crisis, to meet the challenges of the pandemic.


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How to Cite

Mahmud, R. (2021). Lessons from COVID-19 Pandemic: A Preliminary Analysis of Bangladesh’s Responses. ISPEC International Journal of Social Sciences & Humanities, 5(2), 165–177. https://doi.org/10.46291/ISPECIJSSHvol5iss2pp165-177