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Bangladesh Integrated Household Survey (BIHS), January - May 2015: Commissioned by IFPRI and funded by the USAID

 

 

 

Bangladesh Integrated Household Survey (BIHS), 2011-2012: Commissioned by IFPRI and funded by the USAID

 

The Bangladesh Integrated Household Survey (BIHS) has been designed to provide the data for several studies planned under the USAID-funded Bangladesh Policy Research and Strategy Support Program (PRSSP), as well as to serve the baseline for a set of indicators of the Feed the Future (FtF) program of the USAID.  The BIHS sample is statistically representative at the following levels: (a) nationally representative of rural Bangladesh; (b) representative of rural areas of each of the 7 administrative divisions of the country; and (c) representative of the FtF zone.  The survey covers all 7 divisions, a total of 325 PSUs and 6,500 rural households.

DATA, as a collaborator, provided all necessary supplies and services for data collection, data entry, data cleaning and documentation with proper variable and value labels for the BIHS, which included: recruiting experienced male and female enumerators and supervisors; participating in survey design and preparation including enumerator training, pre-testing the survey questionnaires, conduct household listing exercise, onsite household sampling and detailed household surveys, designing computerized data input system with logical checks, and provide data entry, cleaning, and documentation services.

 

Conditional Cash Transfer Pilot (CCT Pilot) Survey, 2011-2013, funded by the World Bank

The pilot, which is implemented in two rural upazilas and one urban municipality, provides cash payments to households in the bottom expenditure quintile as determined through a proxy means test (PMT).  All households with primary school going children receives a basic transfer each month.  Households with children ages 0 to 36 months receives a nutrition top-up with payment conditional upon attending counseling and knowledge sharing sessions as per the packages developed. The purpose of the  consultancy was to conduct an evaluation of the CCT pilot in order to (i) establish a set of benchmarks in targeting, and beneficiary selection and (ii) assess the impact of the CCT on human capital, especially nutrition and educational outcomes.  This consultancy covers, registration and enrollment process and census and  two rounds of surveys: a baseline survey of a sample of 3,000 households, and a follow-up survey of the same 3,000 households. DATA has designed survey tools, developed survey methodology, developed sampling strategy and performed sampling, recruited enumerators, conducted enumerators’ training, and collected data from sample households.

 

Piloting Safety Net "Transfer Modalities Research Initiative" Pilot Survey, 2012-2013, Commissioned by IFPRI and funded by USAID

The World Food Programme (WFP) and IFPRI in Bangladesh is pilot testing alternative transfer modalities: food, cash, food-vouchers, and nutrition BCC. To understand the possible impacts on beneficiaries, we would evaluate a pilot intervention with 5 arms: (a) only cash; (b) only food; (c) only food voucher; (d) food + cash; and (e) nutrition BCC + cash. WFP is implementing the pilot test, and IFPRI is evaluating it. DATA is working under collaborative agreement for technical assistance and survey services.

The overall objective of implementing and evaluating the pilot test is to strengthen and streamline the social safety net system in Bangladesh by identifying and scaling up the most cost-effective, multi-year safety net program to improve the food security and livelihoods of the ultra poor. The specific objectives of evaluation are to:

  1. Establish relevance of the transfer modalities in addressing poverty, food insecurity and undernutrition of the ultra poor households.

  2. Document, using rigorous impact evaluation designs, the impact and cost-effectiveness of each of the 5 arms of the pilot test on key outcomes.

DATA did the census in 500 villages to identify the beneficiaries of the program and completed the baseline and first year follow up surveys. There will be another round of survey for two years' evaluation in March-April 2014.

 

 

Addressing Extreme Poverty in Bangladesh – the Case of Monga: The World Bank, Bangladesh and Data Analysis and Technical Assistance and Data Analysis and Technical Assistance,

 

At present, DATA is conducting the baseline survey for a longitudinal study titled “Addressing Extreme Poverty in Bangladesh: The Case of Monga, 2008-2009” under a contract from the World Bank. This round of surveys will cover a 125 village census and 2,375 household sample surveys now during monga period. There will be two more rounds of the survey during post-monga and pre-monga period respectively to provide a better understanding of the causes of the occurrence and persistence of Monga, which would also have implications for broader understanding of extreme poverty in Bangladesh; implications for policy, including proposals for pilot interventions, to help relevant actors such as the government, the NGOs, and the donors to mitigate Monga.  The funds for this work are coming from the UK Department for International Development (DFID) trust fund.

 

The survey has both a household level and a community level questionnaire. The survey has households belonging to the Monga-prone greater Rangpur districts (Kurigram, Gaibandha, Lalmonirhat, Nilphamari, Rangpur) with the sampling frame being representative of the diversity of the region.  For example, the survey would cover the various agro-ecological zones of the region, include households on river banks and away from it, include mainland households as well as char-land households.  In addition to Monga area households, there are sample from non-Monga area households in the northwestern Bogra district.   At the household and intrahousehold level, the questionnaire covers modules on household demography, family events, membership in credit program, agricultural production, animal production, land ownership and land rental transaction, ownership of other assets as well as monitory savings, food and non-food consumption expenditures, credit lent and borrowed, gifts and remittances received or given, social capacity and attitudes among men and women, and incidence of sickness and nutritional status. In order to cover seasonal variations in income consumption, indebtedness, nutritional status and savings, the survey will be administered in three rounds on the same set of households and communities.

 

 

Secondary Education Quality and Access Enhancement Project (SEQAEP), Baseline survey: The World Bank, Bangladesh and Data Analysis and Technical Assistance

 

Background:

Bangladesh has achieved impressive progress in poverty reduction and certain human development outcomes. Per capita GDP growth has been above 5% since early 2000s, while headcount poverty has declined from 59% in 1991 to 40% in 2006. Gross primary enrolment rate is around 90 percent, secondary enrolment has more than doubled since independence, and the Millennium Development Goal (MDG) gender parity target has already been achieved at both the primary and secondary education level. These are all remarkable feats when compared to countries at similar level of income in the region.  At the secondary level, the Ministry of Education (MOE) oversees a unique system of public-private partnership which combines public financing with private provision of education. More than 98 percent of the secondary schools are managed and operated by the private sector with financial support from the government. Furthermore, the Government of Bangladesh (GoB) has launched several reform measures in the education sector.  GoB, with support from a series of programmatic Education Sector Development Support Credits from the World Bank, has been implementing a comprehensive policy reform agenda to ensure systemic improvement in governance, quality and relevance of secondary education.

 

To address demand side constraints, initially focusing on low female participation rates in secondary schooling, GoB with support from development partners, implemented the Female Secondary Stipends program which provides stipends and tuition waivers to female students throughout the country except in four major metropolitan areas – conditional upon maintaining regular attendance, passing grades, and remaining unmarried while in secondary school.  Subsequently the female-to-male ratio increased from 62% in 1992 to 114% in 2006 (i.e. share of females in total enrolments is now close to 55 percent, compared to under 40 percent in early 1990s).  Despite these achievements, there remain significant challenges in quality, inclusion of poor children, institutional capacity, and monitoring and evaluation. 

 

The new stipend project proposes to:  (a) improve education quality and the capacity to monitor learning outcomes in project areas through:  (i) give incentive awards to students, schools and teachers to improve academic performance; (ii) assess educational quality outcomes through regular testing of students; and (iii) provide water and sanitation facilities; (b) improve equitable access in project areas mainly through proxy means testing (PMT) of potential students; (c) strengthen the institutional capacity of MOE both at central and local levels, and (d) establish an effective monitoring and evaluation system.  The success of the project will be assessed via several outcomes: i) increasing completion rates in secondary school cycle; ii) increase pass rates in SSC exams; iii) increase the number of pupils appearing for the SSC exam; iv) strengthen the institutional capacity to monitor learning level; v) improving gender balance; and vi) increasing the share of poor children enrolled in secondary schools.

 

Objectives:

While a wide array of econometric techniques will be used to infer impact of various project interventions to outcomes, the most rigorous causal inference will be established on the impact of the PMT intervention.  While all project upazilas will share common project interventions from the start of the project, only a subset of randomly picked upazilas will receive the PMT intervention during the first year.  Out of the 121 FSSAP-II upazilas, means-tested conditional stipends for both girls and boys will be implemented only in 60 randomly chosen upazilas during the first year of the project, while the remaining upazilas will operate under the existing FSSAP-II modality.  Targeting will be scaled-up to cover all 121 IDA upazilas from the second year of the project onwards.  Control groups will come not only from the 61 randomly chosen upazilas which did not get the intervention during the first year, but from a matched subset from remaining upazilas under GoB funding which will continue operating under the old system for at least the next few years.  This is the first time in Bangladesh that PMT-type implementation will be experimented on such a large scale.  It is imperative that we established not only causal impact of this CCT on enrollments (and other outcomes such as learning outcomes), we must assess the efficiency of this targeting modality.  Lessons learned from the evaluation will not only help to inform scaling-up of PMT in IDA-funded upazilas, but for the rest of the country as well.

 

The research indicators and outcomes indicators associated with the PMT component is as follows:

 

1. Was it well targeted?

2. What was the fraction of households which misreported their actual assets?

3. Did it bring in more pupils to secondary school from poor households?

4. Did it improve the gender balance in secondary school enrollments?

5. What happened to girls who no longer receive the stipend because they were identified as belonging to non-poor households?

6. Did it improve the grade transition rate of pupils from poor households?

7. Did it improve quality of learning (examination results, numeracy and literacy assessments) of pupils from poor households? Did it have any adverse impact on quality of learning on pupils from non-poor households?

8. What was the impact on child (female and male) labor supply and time-use?

 

DATA Services:

 

A comprehensive child, household, community, and school-level household baseline survey in a sample of IDA (and GoB) funded areas. 

 

After one year the proxy means testing (PMT) component is implemented in the 60 randomly chosen IDA-funded upazilas, the same baseline sample will be re-surveyed. Given that we will have a baseline survey before any project intervention and several rounds of follow-up surveys, randomized phasing-in of treatment, and a control group which will remain as controlf, we can use a range of econometric analysis for the impact evaluation.

 

DATA Services includes the following:

 

Baseline and Follow-up Household census and household sample survey:

- Establishing A census of all households which has included basic demographic and education information of all household members in the sampled villages/ cachment area.

 

- Administering a detailed household questionnaire following to a subset of households with children of secondary school going age from the household census.

 

Baseline and Follow-up Child sample testing:

- Administering numeracy and literacy tests based on national curriculum and internationally comparable for the children in the sample households (including out-of-school children).

 

Baseline and Follow-up School Survey:

A detailed school-level questionnaire will be administered to a sample secondary schools after completing the household census and sampled household survey.

 

Information will be collected on enrollment, class performance, school infrastructure, availability of inputs, flow of funds, school management committee, parental and community involvement, and teacher characteristics. A math and language competency test will be given to pupils.  Furthermore, there might be an observational module during class to assess quality of teaching..

 

The baseline survey will be fielded before project implementation and the baseline survey will be resurveyed after project implementation.

 

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Strengthening Dairy Value Chain Project, CARE Bangladesh (Baseline survey): CARE Bangladesh, IFPRI and and Data Analysis and Technical Assistance,

 

Overall objectives:

 

  1. To design the monitoring and evaluation system/framework for the project

  2. To design the baseline framework and conduct the baseline research accordingly

  3. Conduct mid-term evaluation of the project at the end of the second year

  4. Conduct the impact assessment of the project

 

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Fuel Subsidies to the Poor Bangladeshi Farmers (Phase I & II): (March 2008 – August 2008), The World Bank, Bangladesh Institute of Development Studies and Data Analysis and Technical Assistance

 

Overall objectives:

The overall objective of the study is to determine the impact of the increase of the price of inputs on farmers and of the intended diesel subsidies and to assess options of institutional mechanism for delivering the subsidies to farmers.   More specifically, a study shall be undertaken to understand the following and make recommendations based on them for options for institutional mechanisms.

  1. Determine the impact on farmers following the increase in the prices of energy and fertilizer as well as the increase in the price of rice

  2. Identify the characteristics of the small and marginal farmers that are more likely to be affected by the increase in price

Provide policy options, based on international experience and the results of the study for determining the target groups and modalities of disbursement

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Labor Migration As An Intervention: Mitigating Severe Seasonal Deprivation in North-Western Bangladesh (3 Round survey),  (May 2008 – December 2009), The University of Sydney, Australia and Data Analysis and Technical Assistance

 

This is a panel Survey on “Labor Migration As An Intervention: Mitigating Severe Seasonal Deprivation in North-Western Bangladesh", funded by The University of Sydney, Australia. Field survey and data input of 1st round is complete. Preparation for data delivery process (consistency checking, file labeling) is ongoing.

 

 

Rapid Survey for Food Price Impacts (August  2008): The World Bank, Bangladesh and Data Analysis and Technical Assistance limited (DATA)

The purpose of this work is to field a short household and community survey to a national sample of Bangladeshi households and conducting analysis on the data, to provide insights on key issues related to the impact of high rice prices in Bangladesh, particularly on the poor. 

The survey will be conducted with the understanding that rapid data collection and analysis are critical to get a better understanding of the short-term impact of food price rises which can be timely support to the Government and all donors who would like provide aid to mitigate the impact and help households cope with the shock.   

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Quality of Secondary School Madrasa Education in Bangladesh, funded by the World Bank, 2007-2008, Data Analysis and Technical Assistance limited (DATA)

 

DATA has just completed a nationally representative education survey titled “Quality of Secondary School Madrasa Education in Bangladesh”, in 2007-2008, under a World Bank contract. This survey includes school census that covers all types education institutes including formal and non-formal education and religious education institutes, school surveys, Alyah Madrasa and Quomi Madrasa surveys, TIMSS test for 8th grader students, background information and anthropometric measurement of those students who were being tested, background information of teacher who taught English and Mathematics to those students in earlier grades, students’ evaluation by the English and Mathematics teachers household census of the community followed by a comprehensive household survey of sample households with achievement tests and Raven’s test of secondary school-age children in the households. Gender disaggregated information has been collected wherever it was meaningful.

 

This survey covered 12 districts, 24 upazila, 48 unions and 96 villages that came from all 6 divisions of Bangladesh. In total, 24,841 households were surveyed in the village census, 2,400 households in the household survey; Raven’s and cognitive tests were administered to 3,343 school going children from the household sample and 96 community survey; 2,229 education institute in the school census; 403 secondary school survey; 515 English teacher’s survey and 413 Mathematics teachers survey. . In addition to the aforementioned surveys, the data include students test scores.  Tests were administered to 9,436 eighth-grade students attending the secondary schools, Alyah and Quomi madrasa from the secondary school sample.  The tests were standard TIMSS, English and General Knowledge tests, designed to assess the quality of education received by students. The test score data have the advantage of a large sample that relate to teachers evaluation, school characteristics, as well as a number of welfare indicators of the households of students who took the tests and their anthropometric measurement.

 

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Relative Efficacy of Food and Cash Transfers in Improving Food Security and Livelihoods Of The Ultra-Poor In Bangladesh, Funded by WFP, International Food Policy Research Institute (May 2006 – June 2007), Data Analysis and Technical Assistance limited (DATA)

 

The study has been designed to “establish the relevance of food and cash in enhancing food security of the ultra-poor, especially of women and children, in a sustainable fashion through overall improvements in livelihoods.” The study will look at how far cash and food and/or their combination are effective and relevant in promoting the goal of WFP Country Program 2007-2010 ‘achieving MDGs by improving ultra poor households’ food security, nutritional well-being and livelihoods.’ 

 

Following researchers from IFPRI were involved in this project:

Dr. Akhter Ahmed, Senior Research Fellow, FC ND, IFPRI

Dr. John Hoddinott, Senior Research Fellow, FC ND, IFPRI
Dr. Agnes Quisumbing, Senior Research Fellow, FC ND, IFPRI

 

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Study on “The Long-term Impact of Anti-Poverty Interventions in Bangladesh”, International Food Policy Research Institute (October 2006 – June 2007), Data Analysis and Technical Assistance limited (DATA)

 

Together with the International Food Policy Research Institute, we are conducting a study that will examine the factors that have enabled some households to improve their well-being, factors that have made some people’s life conditions decline, and factors that contribute to some people’s remaining in poverty. As a secondary objective, we are also interested in finding out how development interventions have affected people’s well-being.

 

Following researchers from IFPRI and other Institutes were involved in this project:

Dr. Agnes Quisumbing, Senior Research Fellow, FC ND, IFPRI

Dr. Robert Blauch, IDS, University of Sussex, UK

Dr. Peter Davis, University of Bath, UK
 

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Qualitative Study on “The Long-term Impact of Anti-Poverty Interventions in Bangladesh”, International Food Policy Research Institute, IDS at the Sussex University and the University of Bath (March 2007 – September 2007), Data Analysis and Technical Assistance limited (DATA)

 

Together with the International Food Policy Research Institute, IDS at the Sussex University and University of Bath, we are conducting a study that will examine the factors that have enabled some households to improve their well-being, factors that have made some people’s life conditions decline, and factors that contribute to some people’s remaining in poverty. As a secondary objective, we are also interested in finding out how development interventions have affected people’s well-being.

 

Following researchers from University of Bath and other Institutes were involved in this project:

Dr. Robert Blauch, IDS, University of Sussex, UK

Dr. Peter Davis, University of Bath, UK
 

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Qualitative Study on “Collective Action, Assets, and Vulnerability:  The Gendered Impact of Collective Action in Bangladesh”, International Food Policy Research Institute, Collective Action and Property Rights (CAPRi) and University of Bath (September 2007 – January 2008), Data Analysis and Technical Assistance limited (DATA)

 

Together with the International Food Policy Research Institute, Coleective Action and Property Rights and University of Bath, we are conducting a study that will examine the factors that have enabled some households to improve their well-being, factors that have made some people’s life conditions decline, and factors that contribute to some people’s remaining in poverty. As a secondary objective, we are also interested in finding out how development interventions have affected people’s well-being.

 

Following researchers from University of Bath and other Institutes were involved in this project:

Dr. Agnes Quisumbing, Senior Research Fellow, FC ND, IFPRI

Dr. Peter Davis, University of Bath, UK
 

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Baseline and End–Cycle Outcome Monitoring Survey of WFP Country Programme (June 2007 – November 2007), WFP Bangladesh

 

This study is to develop the concept of Result Based Management (RBM), which will enhance WFP capacity to better track their performance in terms of impact. The objective of the M&E Strategy is to monitor results at both output (process) and outcome levels. The process monitoring is undertaken on a continuous basis while the outcome monitoring takes place on a periodical basis particularly at the beginning, mid and end of the programme cycle. This study covers the baseline study for new country program (NCP 2007 – 2010), the outcome assessment study covers the country wide VGD program and it also covers the VGD cash grant program in Chittagong hill tracts.

 

Following researchers from WFP and DATA were involved in this project:

Dr. Firdousi Naher, department of economics, Dhaka University

Md. Zahidul Hassan, DATA

Md. Zobair, DATA

 

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Baseline Study of Reaching Out-of-School Children (ROSC) Project in Bangladesh, the World Bank, International Food Policy Research Institute (January 2006 – August 2006) , Data Analysis and Technical Assistance limited (DATA)

 

Under a World Bank contract, the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) in collaboration with Data Analysis and Technical Assistance (DATA) conducted a baseline study for an evaluation of the Reaching Out-of-School Children (ROSC) project in Bangladesh. The baseline study has been specifically designed to permit a scientific and rigorous evaluation of impacts of the ROSC project through follow-up studies.

 

The baseline study was designed for the evaluation of the ROSC project in future, information were gathered at the level of household, community and LCs. The information collection approach involved combining quantitative surveys and qualitative semi-structured interviews and focus group discussions. This mixed method of data collection provided a rich pool of data and analytical power that would not be available with any of these methods on their own. Gender disaggregated information has been collected wherever it is meaningful.

The baseline report presented the findings of quantitative and qualitative analyses of gathered information. Descriptive as well as multivariate analyses (e.g., determinants of enrollment) of quantitative data have been carried out.

 

Following researchers from IFPRI were involved in this project:

Dr. Akhter Ahmed, Senior Research Fellow, IFPRI

Mr. Zahidul Hassan, DATA

 

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Impact Assessment study of WFP’s Rural Road Maintenance Program (RRMP) in Chittagong Hilltracts, WFP - Bangladesh (November 2005  – April  2006), Data Analysis and Technical Assistance limited (DATA)

 

WFP required an impact survey to assess the condition of three districts of the Chittagong Hill-tract’s programme area after three years of the programme period. This study was a case control study to compare the impact with the baseline condition of the participants of the Chittagong Hill Tract’s area. This study was conducted in all three districts of Chittagong Hilltracts. DATA surveyed 240 sample households distributed in these three districts. Since the study was a case control study, among 240 households 120 households are program beneficiary and the rests are non-beneficiary households. The survey collected information on household composition, schooling, literacy, land holding pattern, Employment and labor sale, self-employment, social assistance, income from agriculture, NGO participation, savings and credit, asset and sales and loss of assets, non-food expenditure, food expenditure, Child feeding behavior, training, housing, hygiene and sanitation,  dietary intake, morbidity etc.

 

Following researchers from DATA were involved in this project:

Dr. Durgadas Bhattacharjee, University of Dhaka, DATA

Dr. M. Khairul Hossain, University of Dhaka, DATA

Mr. Zahidul Hassan, DATA

Mr. Md. Zobair, DATA

 

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Advisory work on Technical Assessment of Impact Assessment Survey on NMT Ban

(August – October 2005), the World Bank, Bangladesh

 

The purpose of this assignment is to assist DTCB supervise implementation of this assignment and ensure quality outputs. The consultant will work closely with the DSM impact evaluation team and provide real time technical guidance on specific issues of survey design, sampling frame, implementation and analysis.  The consultant will also liaise closely with the World Bank technical team on critical issues that may require adjustments in the original approach outlined in the TOR.  Specifically, the consultant will review the evaluation team’s methodology and proposals, and advise the on the following:

 

  1. The analytical framework and detailed work plan for conducting an impact evaluation. 

  2. Key indicators to be measured. 

  3. The sampling methodology and sample frame for the survey to ensure adequate representation of project areas and non-project areas (control).  The control group is represented by residents along Rokeya Shahrani (an arterial corridor broadly parallel to Mirpur Road). This task will require determining the appropriate sample and control areas for statistical viability in the impact analysis.

  4. Ensuring that the survey instruments are administered in a way that (i) is comparable to the previous survey and (ii) provides the necessary information to address the main questions of the impact evaluation.  The consultant will also participate in pilot testing the instrument in the field for questionnaire flow, questions’ ordering and content [and effective translation]. Any proposed revisions to the questionnaire will be shared with the Bank for review and comments as soon as possible after the field test. 

  5. Guidance to the survey team on implementing field work and ensuring high data quality (e.g. appropriate training of enumerators, quality control mechanisms)

  6. Guidance on analysis once the data has been collected.

 

Following researchers from WFP and DATA were involved in this project:

Dr. M. Khairul Hossain, University of Dhaka

Md. Zahidul Hassan, DATA

 

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Baseline and End–Cycle Outcome Monitoring Survey of WFP Country Programme (April – July 2005), WFP Bangladesh

 

This study is to develop the concept of Result Based Management (RBM), which will enhance WFP capacity to better track their performance in terms of impact. The objective of the M&E Strategy is to monitor results at both output (process) and outcome levels. The process monitoring is undertaken on a continuous basis while the outcome monitoring takes place on a periodical basis particularly at the beginning, mid and end of the programme cycle.

 

Following researchers from WFP and DATA were involved in this project:

Mr. Ezaz Nabi, WFP

Md. Zahidul Hassan, DATA

 

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Urban-Rural Linkages Study in Bangladesh (November 2004 – June 2005), IFPRI, Washington D.C., USA. Financed by the Care - Bangladesh.

 

This study tries to examine the impact of infrastructure and the food value chain on the livelihoods and migration of landless households, women and girls in the Northwestern Region.

 

Following researchers from IFPRI and the University of Dhaka were are involved in this project:

Dr. Maximo Torero, IFPRI

Dr. Shyamal Chowdhury, IFPRI

Ms. Taniya Sharmeen, Dhaka University

 

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Evaluation of WFP School Feeding Programme (July – December 2004), Tufts University Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, Boston, USA.  Financed by the WFP - Bangladesh.

 

This study is a follow up of a baseline survey conducted in June-August 2002, prior to the implementation of the SFP. In July-September 2004 a follow up survey was conducted in the same schools.  One urban area that originally was included among the control schools turned out, at the time of follow up, to have been given the SFP; this area was therefore excluded from the follow up survey, and a replacement upazila selected (but the schools in this replacement turned out to be non-comparable to the other sampled schools).  In addition to replicating the data collection from baseline, the follow up survey included information on SFP implementation, teachers’ and students’ perceptions of the programme and use of the food, and qualitative information from parents, government officials, and SMC members about their attitudes toward the programme.

 

Following researchers from Tufts FSNSP are involved in this project:

Dr. Beatrice L. Rogers, Tufts FSNSP

Ms. Jennifer Coates, Tufts FSNSP

Mr. Akoto Kwame Osei, Tufts FSNSP

 

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Mid-Cycle Outcome Monitoring Survey of WFP Country Programme (July – October 2004 ), WFP Bangladesh

 

This study is to develop the concept of Result Based Management (RBM), which will enhance WFP capacity to better track their performance in terms of impact. The objective of the M&E Strategy is to monitor results at both output (process) and outcome levels. The process monitoring is undertaken on a continuous basis while the outcome monitoring takes place on a periodical basis particularly at the beginning, mid and end of the programme cycle.

 

 

Following researchers from WFP and DATA were involved in this project:

Mr. Ezaz Nabi, WFP

Md. Zahidul Hassan, DATA

 

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Dynamics of Microfinance Institutes in Bangladesh (March – November 2004), IRIS Center, University of Maryland, USA. The study was funded by the World Bank, Washington, USA

 

This is a smaller-scale survey on microfinance competition in the same 120 villages as those were visited in 1994. This is a community level follow up survey to understand microfinance situation in Bangladesh. This survey examines the dynamics of microfinance institutions’ competition in Bangladesh. 

 

Following researchers from University of Maryland and the World Bank are involved in this project:

Dr. Thierry van Bastelaer, IRIS Center, University of Maryland

Dr. Gazala Mansura, the World Bank

 

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Developing Poverty Measurement Tools (February – August, 2004), IRIS Center, University of Maryland, USA. The study was funded by the USAID, Washington DC, USA.

 

This study hoped to make it possible to measure the proportion of very poor clients amongst the recipients of microenterprise services. The study was also to recommended tools to be efficient means of evaluating the poverty level of the households. The study’s priority was to recommend tools that can serve both purposes in a practical and cost-effective manner.

 

In order to determine which tools most accurately indicate poverty, the tools and indicators was field-tested in this study.  A key component of the field tests was the use of an acknowledged standard such as the expenditure module of the World Bank’s Living Standards Measurement Survey (LSMS), against which simpler and more cost-effective tools was measured.  While the expenditure module of the LSMS would be far too expensive and time-consuming to be a practical tool for microenterprise programs, it was played a critical role in assessing the accuracy of simpler tools.

 

The survey has developed a composite tool of existing tools and indicators, which were tested against the LSMS benchmark to determine which questions and types of tools are most accurate.

 

Following researchers involved in this project:

Dr. Manfred Zeller, IRIS Center, University of Maryland

 

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Cash Transfer Study in Bangladesh (June 2003 – October 2003), The World Bank, Washington D.C., USA.

 

This is a study to understand the mechanism of transferring cash to beneficiary level and the problems of supply side. Three programmes, RMP, PESP and VGD have been taken into account in order to assess the efficiency of existing Cash Transfer models in Bangladesh.

 

Following researchers from the World Bank and DATA were involved in this project:

Dr. Carlo del Ninno, World Bank

Dr. Shaikh Samsuddin Ahmed, Dhaka University – Consultant to DATA

 

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Social Assessment of Primary and Secondary Education System in Bangladesh (June 2003 – September 2003), IFPRI, Washington D.C., USA. Financed by the World Bank, Washinton D.C.

 

This is a study to assess the Primary School Stipend Program and Female Secondary School Assistance Program. Six different surveys have been conducted to asses the program. The surveys are following: a) Census;  b) Household survey; c)Primary school and Madrasa survey; d) High school and Madrasa survey; e) achievement test for class 5 and class 9 students in the school; and f) Qualitative survey on a subset of the sample area.

 

Following researchers from IFPRI and DATA were involved in this project:

Dr. Akhter Ahmed, IFPRI

Ms. Taniya Sharmeen, Dhaka University – Consultant to DATA

Md. Zobair, DATA

Md. Zahidul Hassan, DATA

 

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Retail Shop Survey on Processed Food Items, (May – June 2003), Embassy of the United States of America, Dhaka, Bangladesh.

 

This is a study to assess demand and supply side of the processed food market in Bangladesh, issues regarding import of the processed food and its cost. Surveys have been conducted in Dhaka, Narayangonj and Chittagong region. The surveys collected information on product name, brand name, packing type, volume, price per unit, sell per week, country of origin, importer/ distributor’s name, etc. Data has been collected from 24 departmental stores of different region. Collected data has been entered and the delivered to the USDA authority in Bangladesh.

 

Following researchers from USDA and DATA were involved in this project:

Dr. Sayed Sarwar Hussain, Foreign Agriculture Service, USDA

Md. Zahidul Hassan, DATA

 

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Food Aid Leakage Study in Bangladesh (October 2002 – April 2003), IFPRI, Washington D.C., USA. Financed by multi donor agency including EC, USAID, WFP, etc., the study was managed by WFP.

 

This study was one of the most challenging one due to the sensitivity of the study and the time constraint. DTA had to do 17 different surveys to capture the complete scenario of the food aid distribution in Bangladesh. The survey was both in beneficiary level and the distributors’ level from Ship – Silo – CSD – LSD – UP.

 

A complete census of 48 villages have been done to get the complete list of beneficiary and non-beneficiary households and to draw the samples from the census. Survey  interviewed beneficiary households as well as non-beneficiary households Implementing NGOs, trainers of the NGOs, implementing CBOs, managers of Silo/CSD/LSD, Chairman/Secretary of union parishad, carying contractors. Survey collected information from food aid recipient households about how much they are entitled and how much they are getting from the distributors and there were surprise visits to the distribution point and weighing by UNISCALE actually how much programme participants are receiving. Survey also captured data on administration cost of the program. All stakeholders are interviewed and covered in the study.

 

Following researchers from IFPRI, BIDS, DATA and other collaborators are involved in this project:

Dr. Akhter Ahmeed, IFPRI

Dr. Sajjad Zohir, BIDS

Dr. Shahidur Rashid, IFPRI

Dr. Monohar Sharma, IFPRI

Mr. Khliquzzaman, Master Mariner

Dr. Sayedur Rahman. Rajshahi University

Mr. Md. Zobair, DATA

Mr. Zahidul Hassan, DATA

 

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Baseline study on EC – WFP assisted Routine Maintenance Project (EC – RM), WFP - Bangladesh (May – November  2002), Tufts University Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, Boston, USA

 

WFP required a baseline survey to assess the baseline condition of program area, a sample of 10 districts of southern and northern zones of Bangladesh have been selected. This study was a case control study. We surveyed 240 households in 10 districts. Among 240 households 120 households are program beneficiary and the rests are non-beneficiary households. We collected information on household composition, schooling, literacy, land holding pattern, Employment and labor sale, self-employment, social assistance, income from agriculture, NGO participation, savings and credit, asset and sales and loss of assets, non-food expenditure, food expenditure, Child feeding behavior, training, housing, hygiene and sanitation, anthropometry, dietary intake, morbidity etc.

 

Following researchers from Tufts University and DATA were involved in this project:

Ms. Soha Moussa, Tufts University

Mr. Zahidul Hassan, DATA

 

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Monitoring of the School Feeding Program of USDA, Implemented by Land O’ Lakes (April 2002 to March 2003), USDA, Washington

 

DATA worked as a monitor of USDA to monitor the USDA School Feeding Program implemented by Land O’ Lakes in Jamalpur Sadar, Sharishabari and Melandaha upazilas in Jamalpur District. This Monitoring survey collected quantitative information on school infrastructure, School management committee, enrolment, attendance, drop-out rate, teaching staff, water sources, sanitation at the school, snacks provided in school feeding program, short term hunger, community involvement in the management of feeding program, etc. In this monitoring process, survey also collected qualitative information on parents’ participation, students’ behavioral changes due to the program, community perception and participation in the program, teacher’s view to the program, etc. The survey is divided into four rounds. The first round of the survey is baseline, second round of the survey is follow up, third round of the survey is qualitative survey and the fourth round of the surveys is final round.

 

Following researchers from DATA were involved in this project:

Mr. Zahidula Hassan, DATA

Mr. Md. Zobair, DATA

 

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Baseline study of WFP’s Rural Road Maintenance Program (RRMP) in Chittagong Hilltracts, WFP - Bangladesh (May  – October  2002), Tufts University Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, Boston, USA

 

WFP required a baseline survey to assess the baseline condition of three districts of the Chittagong Hill-tract’s programme area. This study was a case control study. This study was conducted in all three districts of Chittagong Hilltracts. DATA surveyed 240 sample households distributed in these three districts. Since the study was a case control study, among 240 households 120 households are program beneficiary and the rests are non-beneficiary households. The survey collected information on household composition, schooling, literacy, land holding pattern, Employment and labor sale, self-employment, social assistance, income from agriculture, NGO participation, savings and credit, asset and sales and loss of assets, non-food expenditure, food expenditure, Child feeding behavior, training, housing, hygiene and sanitation, anthropometry,  dietary intake, morbidity etc.

 

Following researchers from Tufts University and DATA were involved in this project:

Ms. Soha Moussa, Tufts University

Mr. Zahidula Hassan, DATA

Mr. Md. Zobair, DATA

 

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Seasonal (DRY) Survey of IFSP- Flood Proofing Component (May 12 to July 12, 2001), IFSP – FPP, CARE – Bangladesh.

 

In this study DATA provided inputs as a part of consultancy service to IFSP – FPP, CARE – Bangladesh on the following issues:

 

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Comments on overall Seasonal survey Questionnaire on its field applicability, modify and finalize the survey modules;

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Revise an instruction manual on the survey questionnaire and administration;

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Recruit enumerators and supervisors and orienting the enumerators, finalizing the survey plan and the guideline;

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Collect data from the target villages (project and non-project) as per given sample size using the IFSP – M&E unit, CARE – Bangladesh provided tools and guidelines;

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Data input into the customized software provided by CARE – Bangladesh; and

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Translate data into SPSS format and put variable and value labels for the later analysis.

 

In addition to the above studies DATA carried out descriptive and multivariate statistical analysis of data for the following research/evaluation studies.

 

Following researchers DATA were involved in this project:

Mr. Zahidula Hassan, DATA

 

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Baseline study of WFP’s School Feeding Program, WFP - Bangladesh (March – June 2001), Tufts University Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, Boston, USA

 

WFP required a baseline survey to assess the baseline condition of the schools in program area. This study was a case control study, and the study was conducted in 6 upazilas of which 4 upazilas are under program area and 2 upazilas are under control area. From each of the upazila the survey collected information from 16 primary schools on school condition, teaching staffs, attendance on the day of the interview and the head count of the students for the same day. Attendance for 4 months to cover seasonality, enrollment, catchments area eligible population of primary school age children, short term hunger, etc.

 

Following researchers from Tufts University and DATA are involved in this project:

Ms. Jennifer Coates, Tufts University

Mr. Zahidula Hassan, DATA

 

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Seasonal (WET) Survey of IFSP- Flood Proofing Component (February 4 to March 8, 2001), IFSP – FPP, CARE – Bangladesh.

 

Data entry and translate into SPSS format and put variable and value labels for later analysis

 

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Baseline Survey on Urban Vulnerable Households (September 2000 to December 2000),  IFSP – SHAHAR, CARE – Bangladesh

 

In this study DATA provided inputs as a part of consultancy service to IFSP – SHAHAR, CARE – Bangladesh on the following issues:

 

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Comments on overall Baseline Questionnaire on its field applicability;

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Design modules covering anthropometry, nutrition and disease questions;

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Prepare an instruction manual on anthropometry, nutrition and disease module integrating it into overall baseline survey questionnaire and give training on those modules;

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Data input into the customized software provided by CARE – Bangladesh; and

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Preparing tables on anthropometric research.

 

Following persons form DATA were involved in this study:

Md. Zahidul Hassan, DATA

 

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Food Insecurity Measurement and Validation Study (March 15, 2001 to June 2003)

Tufts School of Nutrition Science and Policy (SNSP), USA, Funded by USAID, FANta project

 

DATA conducted three rounds of survey in this study. This survey provided baseline, midterm and an end-line data for World Vision’s Food Security Enhancement Initiative as well as for Tufts SNSP research on food security assessment. The first phase of the survey was completed in early 2001 and was followed by an extensive analysis and report-writing phase. The survey is concentrated in three geographic areas of Bangladesh South region, North Region and South-central region. We surveyed 200 households from each of the region.

 

The baseline survey had a total sample size of 600 households (300 intervention and 300 control households) from 30 clusters of different areas of Bangladesh. The midterm survey had a total sample size of 125 households (all from intervention area) from 7 clusters of different areas of Bangladesh.

 

The survey collected information on household composition, schooling, land owned, Occupation/ source of income, asset listing, non-food expenditure, food expenditure, anthropometry, 24-hour food intake. A module was included that asked direct questions about both male and female respondents’ experiences with food insecurity.

 

Following researchers from Tufts University and DATA were involved in this project:

Professor Dr. Patrick Webb, Tufts University

Ms. Jennifer Coates, Tufts University

Dr. Robert Houser, Tufts University

Mr. Zahidula Hassan, DATA

Mr. Md. Zobair, DATA

 

Measuring Food Insecurity at FANta

 

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IGVGD Participation Study, 1998-99 Cycle, an activity of the World Food Programme (WFP) and BRAC (March 15 to August 31, 2001), In collaboration with Tufts School of Nutrition Science and Policy (SNSP), USA and WFP - Bangladesh, Funded by WFP

 

Develop the questionnaire with a group of consultants from Tufts SNSP, WFP and DATA. Pretest the questionnaire, train enumerators, supervisors and coordinators according to criteria developed jointly between DATA and Tufts SNSP. In conjunction with Tufts SNSP, DATA developed and adhered to a study logistic plan and timeline for the completion of the household survey. Surveyed a sample of 600 women, selected from a preexisting database according to their various types of participation in the 1998-99 cycle of the (IGVGD) program.

 

Finally DATA analyzed the data in collaboration with Tufts FSNSP and prepared the report.

 

Following researchers from Tufts University and DATA were involved in this project:

Professor Dr. Patrick Webb, Tufts University

Ms. Jennifer Coates, Tufts University

Mr. Zahidula Hassan, DATA

Mr. Md. Zobair, DATA

 

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An Analysis of Projects for Food Security in Bangladesh (February 1999 to May 1999), the World Bank

 

This study evaluated the question of how community-based nutrition and food security programs should be implemented in the proposed National Nutrition Project of the government of Bangladesh with funding provided by the Wold Bank and other donors. We prepared the report addressing this question and suggested policy options under alternative scenarios. In order to make these assessments and policy suggestions we conducted surveys on the current nutrition and food security programs of the government and NGOs in different parts of the country. We collected information from Thana Project Implementation Officer, private poultry and cattle farms, local and national NGOs. 

 

Following researchers were involved in this study:

Dr. Jim Levinson, Tuft University, USA

Dr. Carlo del Ninno, IFPRI

Mr. Kaafee Billah, DATA and Cornell University, USA

Ms. Snigdha Ali, DATA and Cornell University, USA

 

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Impact Study of Emergency Program on Arsenic (July 1998 to October 1998), Tetrahedron, USA

 

Dhaka Community Hospital did an Emergency program for developing awareness about Arsenic. In this study an evaluation is done on this Emergency Program. Surveys are administered in the districts of Chapainawabganj, Faridpur, Khulna, Chandpur, Narsingdi, Pabna and in  Narayanganj.

 

Following researchers were involved in this study:

DATA and Ohio State University, USA

 

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Credit and Women Study (June 1998 to March 1999), MISEREOR, Germany

 

This study evaluated the impact of micro-credit programs of selected NGOs on the welfare of the women under the programs. The NGOs covered in the study are Dipshikha, MBSK, SPP and ASA. We used two different survey techniques for the study: quantitative and qualitative. In the quantitative survey we included 480 households having 120 households from each NGO. The qualitative study covered 60 households. Information was collected on Household composition, schooling, Land Income Generating Activities owned and operated, crop production, post-harvest processing and disposition of harvests, fish pond utilization, labor sale, self-employment, livestock, credit, asset and sales of assets, non-food expenditure, food expenditure, morbidity, prenatal/antenatal health care, contraception, housing, hygiene and sanitation, nutritional knowledge and practices, immunization, anthropometry, time allocation, dowry and gifts, women’s empowerment and mobility, abusement, infra structure of the community, school, health care facilities etc.     

 

Following researchers were involved  in this study:

Dr. Michael Bruentrup, Misereor, Germany

Ms. Shioban Gorman, Misereor, Germany

Dr. Fahmida Akhter, DATA

Ms. Sayyied Kabir, DATA

 

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Study on Household Coping Strategies after 1998 Flood in Bangladesh (1998), IFPRI, Dhaka Office; 

 

This detailed household level survey addressing question of how the rural households in the coping to the shock of the devastating flood in 1998. The survey is divided into three rounds. The first two rounds of the survey are sponsored by IFPRI and the third and final round by the World Bank. Total 757 household are being interviewed. The sample was distributed over 7 severely or moderately flood affected thanas in the districts of Magura, Madripur, Manikganj, Narsingdi, Chandpur, Sunamganj and Barisal. The survey  collected information on household composition, schooling, land ownership and operation, cropping pattern, plot and non-plot crop production, disposition of harvests, fish pond utilization, labor sale, self-employment, open water fish catching, livestock, credit, asset and sales of assets, loss of assets due to flood, non-food expenditure, food expenditure, morbidity, housing, hygiene and sanitation,  anthropometry, time allocation, 24-hour food intake and intra-household food distribution, market price of different commodities, infra structure of the community, school, health care facilities etc.     

 

Following researchers from IFPRI, BIDS, World Bank and DATA are involved in this project:

Dr. Carlo del Ninno, IFPRI

Dr. Dilip Roy, BIDS

Mr. Zahidul Hassan , DATA

Mr. Md. Zobair, DATA

Mr. Wahidur Rahman Quabili, DATA

 

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Aman Procurement Study (1998), FMRSP project of IFPRI, Dhaka Office;

 

The survey is done for the Food Management and Research Support Project of the Ministry of Food and IFPRI. The survey collected information on the operations of the procurement activities of rice harvested during the Aman Season.

 

Following researchers from IFPRI, BIDS and DATA were involved in this study:

Dr.Paul A. Dorosh, IFPRI

Dr. Quazi Shahabuddin, BIDS

Mr. Md. Zobair, DATA

 

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Monetization of Food Aid on the Open Market: An Analysis for Edible Oil (1998), CARE-Bangladesh;

 

This survey was carried out to perform the Bellmon Analysis. The survey interviewed owners of refineries, whole sale traders, retailers in the edible oil industry in Dhaka, Chittagong. Collected information from government and non-government officials who were related with edible oil imports. Also, interviewed the oil seed growers in different parts of the country. The study was supervised by Dr. Philip Sutter of CARE

 

Following researchers from IFPRI, BIDS, World Bank and DATA were involved in this study:

Dr. Paul A. Dorosh, IFPRI

Mr. Sayyied B. Kabir, DATA

 

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Data analysis of the Study on Impact Assessment of ASA (1997), MISEREOR, Germany 

DATA performed the cleaning of entered data and analysis of data of this study. Both descriptive and multivariate analyses were done for this study.

 

Following researchers from Misereor, CARITAS and MITREC were involved in this study:

Dr. Michael Bruentrup, Misereor

Mr. Alauddin, Caritas

Mr. Afroza Begum

Mr. Mizanur Rahman, MITREC

 

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Study on Child Care Behavior of Working Mothers (1997), Tuft University, USA

 

This survey interviewed garment workers as well as some potential worker from the same community where the garment workers used to live. The survey collected information mainly about allocation of time, child feeding, day care facilities for the children, mobility, empowerment, anthropometry, morbidity and health facilities in the work place, abuse by other, social status etc. We also interviewed some daycare centers in different parts of Dhaka

Following researchers from Tufts University were involved in this study:

 

Names of the researchers:

Dr. Michael Banish, Tuft University, USA

Ms. Namratha Kundula, Tuft University, USA

Ms. Jeniffer Leng, Tuft University, USA

 

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Study on Garment Workers (1997), The Population Council, New York, USA;

 

The survey interviewed and collected data from garment workers as well as some potential worker from the same community. In this survey data collectors interviewed the garment workers in their residence so usually the survey started each day around at 6 pm in the evening and it ended at around 11 pm at night. This survey also interviewed sending and non-sending community of the garment workers. The survey has collected information mainly about household composition, education, income, expenditure, budget allocation, child feeding, day care facilities for children, mobility, empowerment, anthropometry, morbidity and health facilities in the work place, abuse by others, social status, purdah and some other very sensitive issues.

 

Following researchers from the Population Council and DATA  were involved in this study:

Dr. Sajeda Amin, The population council

Dr. Ruchira T. naved The population council

Dr. Margaret Nubay The population council

Mr. Rafat Alam The population council

Mr. Wahidur Rahman Quabili, DATA

 

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Micronutrient and Gender Study in Bangladesh (January 1996 – September 2000), IFPRI, Washington D.C., USA.

 

This is DATA’s one of the largest and most renowned projects. The first phase of the project completed in early 1998 and the second phase was conducted in June 1999 – September 2000. The survey was concentrated in the three geographic area of Bangladesh, and its evaluating the impact of introduction of three technologies. These are (i) commercial vegetable production in Saturia in the district of Manilkganj a technology disseminated by Asian Vegetable Research Development Center (AVRDC), implemented by Gana Kalyan Trust (GKT) and sponsored by USAID; (ii) Polyculture of fish under Mymensingh Aquaculture Extension Project (MAEP) covering Gaffargaon thana of Mymensingh, Kishoreganj Sadar and Pakundia under Kishoreganj district, sponsored by DANIDA; and (iii) Polyculture of Fish under group based pond development, a technology disseminated by International Center for Living Aquatic Resources and Management (ICLARM) in the sadar thana of Jessore district, implemented by by Banchte Shekha and sponsored by USAID.

 

In the 1st phase there were 4 rounds of the survey in all three sites covering nearly 1000 households and 7,000 individuals. In the 2nd pahse there were three rounds of the survey in Saturia, Manikganj.

 

The survey collected information on household composition, schooling, land owned and operated, cropping pattern, plot and non-plot crop production, post-harvest processing and disposition of harvests, purchase of inputs, fish pond utilization, labor sale, self-employment, open water fish catching, livestock, credit, asset and sales of assets, non-food expenditure, food expenditure, morbidity, prenatal/antenatal health care, contraception, housing, hygiene and sanitation, live and still births, child feeding practices, child care, nutritional knowledge and practices, immunization, anthropometry, time allocation, 24-hour food intake and intra-household food distribution, preferences of fish and rice, marriage history, dowry and gifts, women’s empowerment, Blood hemoglobin, vitamin A, parasites in stool, arsenic tests in tube wells, market price of different commodities, rainfall, temperature, infra structure of the community, school, health care facilities, etc.      

 

Following researchers from IFPRI, BIDS, INFS, and DATA are worked in this study:

Dr. Howarth E. Bouis, IFPRI

Dr. Agnes Quisumbing, IFPRI

Dr. Benedicte de la Brierie, IFPRI

Dr. Kelly Hallman, IFPRI

MS Lynn Brown, IFPRI

Dr. Sajjad Zohir, BIDS

Dr. Nazmul Hassan, INFS, University of Dhaka

Mr. Nazrul Islam, INFS, University of Dhaka

Wahidur Rahman Quabili, DATA

Md. Zahidul Hassan, DATA

Md. Zobair, DATA

 

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Impact Study of Credit on Women’s Savings Groups of ASA and Save the Children, (1996), Save the Children(USA), Dhaka Office.

 

      The survey was administered in Nasirnagar thana in the district of Brahmanbaira. Household and group level information on micro-credit loans, their use, and other socioeconomic aspects of the members of the program were covered.

 

Following researchers from Save the Children and  DATA  were involved in this study:

Mr. Shoumi Mustafa, DATA and Ohio State University, USA

Mr. Wahidur Rahman Quabili, DATA

Mr. Zahidul Hassan, DATA

 

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Large Scale Sample Survey on Women’s Empowerment (1995-96), Save the Children (USA), Dhaka Office;

 

DATA was responsible for the whole study. The survey was administered in Nasirnagar Thana in the district of Brahmanbaria. The total number of households covered was over 7,000. The study covered the collection of information about income, expenditure, assets, education, morbidity, birth control, mobility, decision-makings, dowry, anthropometry and some other sensitive issues of women empowerment.

 

Following researchers from Save the Children and DATA were involved in this study:

Mr. Shoumi Mustafa, DATA and University of Dhaka

Mr. Mahbub Morsehd, DATA and University of Dhaka

 

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Data Analysis of European Food Aid Evaluation Study (1995), IFPRI, Washington, D.C., USA

Descriptive and multivariate analyses were done using the data on market price, procurement, shipment, import and off-take of foodgrains and edible oil, and distribution of food through monetized and non-monetized channels.

 

Name of the Researchers:

Dr. Akhter Ahmed, IFPRI, Washington D.C., USA

Dr. Detlev Puetz, IFPRI, Washington D.C., USA

 

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Household, Group, and Community level Surveys on Targeted Credit for Food security of the Rural Poor (1994-95), IFPRI

 

Three rounds of panel survey have been done on 350 households that are clients of ASA, BRAC and RDRS Micro finance institutes. Data had been collected at the level of communities, groups, households and individual household members. At the household and intrahousehold level, the questionnaire covered modules on household demography, family events, membership in credit program, agricultural production, animal production, land ownership and land rental transaction, ownership of other assets as well as monitory savings, food consumption and non-food expenditures, credit lent and borrowed, gifts and remittances received or given, time allocation of adults and children, social capacity and attitudes among men and women, and I ncedence of sickness and nutritional status among preschoolers and their mothers.

 

In order to cover seasonal variations in income consumption, indebtedness, nutritional status and savings, the household survey was administered in three rounds.

 

Following researchers from IFPRI were involved in this study:

Dr. Manfred Zeller, IFPRI

Dr. Manohar Sharma, IFPRI

Dr. Akhter U. Ahmed, IFPRI

 

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Over the period 1990-95, the field survey and research team of DATA carried out a number of studies with IFPRI, which are highlighted as follows:

 

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Household Survey on Cash versus Food-based Targeted Intervention Program Evaluation (1994), IFPRI

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An early assessment of the Food for Education Program (1994), IFPRI

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Household and Intrahousehold Food Consumption and Nutrition Survey (1991-92), IFPRI

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Survey on the Operational Performance of the Rural Rationing program (1991), IFPRI

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Foodgrains Market Survey (1990-91), IFPRI, Dhaka Office

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IFPRI-CIMMYT Wheat Survey (1993)

 

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