1. Dr. Norihiko Matsuda, Department of Economics, Florida International University (FIU), USA.
2. Mr. Ryotaro Hayashi, Social Sector Economist, Human and Social Development Division, South Asia Department, ADB
The purpose of the study was to rigorously evaluate the effectiveness of virtual job fairs and job preference signaling.
110 employers and 2560 job seekers participated in the ICT virtual job fair organized jointly by Bdjobs.com, FIU, and ADB.
110 employers and 2560 jobseekers (1280 treatment and 1280 control) participated in the study. 1st end-line survey has been conducted from December 2021 to January 2022 and 2nd end-line survey has been conducted from July to August 2022.
This study will help improve future virtual job fairs and job search platforms.
Dr. Kazusi Takahasi, Sophia University, Japan
Dr. Abu S, Shonchoy, Florida International University, U.SA.
The project is working to improve the living standards of rural poor agricultural households who are at risk of local survival due to seasonal hunger. To understand how their lives are changing, household data were collected twice a month in the 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th phases of the HFDC project. Through more frequent data collection, this study seeks to understand more about how the changes in their income affect their consumption patterns. Moreover, this study observes how they deal with poverty during drought and flood seasons, and what steps they take at that time. In January 2022, the
Partner: IFMR-LEAD, India.
Geographical Location: Dhaka, Rajshahi, Mymensingh, and Khulna Division.
Timeline: January 2020 to June 2020
Methods: Due to the Covid-19 situation telephonic survey has been designed to conduct a baseline study. A structured questionnaire has been developed to conduct the telephonic survey. The surveyors will be using the SurveyCTO platform for the study.
Description: MOMODa FOUNDATION will conduct a total number of 500 telephonic surveys on Grameen Phone agents located in Dhaka, Rajshahi, Mymensingh, and Khulna Division. All possible preparation has been taken for the survey. The telephonic survey will start on 01 June 2020. Questions will be asked in the survey about
Dr. Abu S Shonchoy
During the next 10 years, 14 million girls in different parts of the world are expected to experience child marriage – i.e. marriage before the age of 18 – each year. In developing countries, one in three women presently aged 20-24 were married or in a union before age 18 (UNFPA 2012).
In most countries, there are legal bans on marriage below a certain age. However, in poor countries, the laws are often ignored and rarely enforced. The enforcement problem is often exacerbated by the absence of a universal birth registration system which makes it difficult to verify the age
Research Area: Community Development
Funder/Donor/Agency: World Vision Bangladesh
Geographical Location: Bandarban District
Timeline: March 2020 to June 2020 (end-line evaluation report)
Status: Completed (The report is under the first review)
Researchers Invited from MOMODa FOUNDATION:
Dr. Aminur Rahman (Study Team Leader)
Md. Mohsin (Data Administration)
Md. Nazmus Saqib (Data Administration)
Md. Enamul Haque (Study Coordination)
Methods: The report has been prepared with data collected by both qualitative and quantitative surveys. A total of 655 households were surveyed in February 2020 to collect quantitative data and several KKIs were conducted through phone calls due to the COVID-19 pandemic. MOMODa FOUNDATION was given a rough and tough data set by the World Vision Bangladesh (WVB). MOMODa research team has cleaned, prepared, and organized the data set. Then the data was analyzed and the report has been prepared by keeping a close connection with the WVB team. The report is now under an initial review of the WVB