Dr. Abu S. Shonchoy
Dr. Momoe Makino
MOMODa FOUNDATION in co-operation with IDE-JETRO and Florida International University begins a RCT based experiment in Gaibandha on "Whether and How Role Model Encourages Female Labor Force Participation (FLFP)?".
The objective of this study is to investigate whether the role model encourages FLFP in rural Bangladesh, and if so, how. For this objective, we conduct the randomized controlled trial (RCT). FLFP here means work outside of the home, typically in the factory (not necessarily in the garment industry). We include those jobs that Skill for Employment Investment Program (SEIP) trainees are placed after the training session.
Dr. Abu S Shonchoy
Dr. Tasmiat Rahman
Kunderpara, a char area at Gaibandha district. It has no grid electricity connection to any house or bazar. People of the area are suffering from acute need of electricity. MOMODa FOUNDATION realizes solar energy as an alternative source of energy which is a suitable solution to the problem. We in collaboration with Southampton University UK, started Solar Boat Charged Project to replace the kerosene lantern as the lighting source in un-electrified char households. We have installed 800 Wp Solar Panel on the roof of a boat. Every day 60 power box is charging from the Solar
Vocational training programs aimed at rapidly growing sectors have the potential to reduce skills gaps and improve firm productivity. Training may also improve the likelihoods of individuals who are disadvantaged by various socioeconomic conditions. However, vocational programs enhancing skills have often been unsuccessful, because they are not driven by industry-demand and market-linkages, and because they are not well targeted. In a rigorous RCT-based impact study conducted by Shonchoy et al. (2015) show that a training-program offered to women and men from poor rural households in northwest Bangladesh has significant effects on employment in garment factories in the great Dhaka area.
Ms. Kate Glynn-Broderick
The study intends to work with the target community of all divisions of the country. The foundation will employ its best resources to complete target activities in selected locations. The specific objectives of this study are to:
• Identify the state of women in traditional banking and savings scheme.
• Provide information for setting realistic and achievable targets for the project period
• Identify key contextual factors and understanding of the situation, e.g. women economic empowerment, access to finance, work place facilities etc. in intervention areas
• Assess the current status of women economic engagements in project location and width