Gender and Equity Labor Market , Livelihood , RCT , Social Safety Net ,

Digital Labor Platforms and Labor Conditions

Digital Labor Platforms and Labor Conditions

Domestic workers are often marginalized and vulnerable to exploitation, abuse, and discrimination. They face challenges such as low wages, long hours, lack of social protection, and limited access to education and training.

To address these issues, the MOMODa FOUNDATION partnered with The World Bank to conduct a randomized controlled trial (RCT) to evaluate the effects of life skill training on the well-being and job opportunities of domestic workers. The life skill training covers topics such as communication, negotiation, problem-solving, self-esteem, and financial literacy. The training is expected to enhance the domestic workers’ confidence, assertiveness, bargaining power, and employability.

MOMODa FOUNDATION, in collaboration with The World Bank, came in a contract to conduct a baseline and Endline survey to better understand the domestic worker’s well-being and job opportunities and the impacts of life skill training. We have conducted domestic workers surveys during baseline from 09 August 2022–29 November 2022 in four areas in Dhaka City. MOMODa strictly followed four stages of the data validation procedure to confirm the quality of data outcome:

  1. Regular monitoring and supervising during the survey;
  2. 10% back check survey by Supervisors, Field Manager, and Project Manager;
  3. Checking HFCs on a daily basis, and;
  4. Scrutinizing 10% survey listening to the SurveyCTO audio record.

The end-line survey is scheduled to take place in March 2024. A World Bank research team has visited the MOMODa office and discussed in detail the end-line survey plan.


Sample Size: 4446

Type of Research: RCT

Field of Research: Job Market

Stage of Research: Completed baseline survey.  


Principal Investigators:

Dr. Jean Nahrae Lee (Senior Economist, World Bank),

Anaise Marie Williams (Economist, World Bank),

S Anukriti (Economist, World Bank),

Siddharth Sharma (Economist, World Bank),

Maurizio Bussolo (Economist, World Bank)



The World Bank

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