PROJECTS

Information Nudges to Prevent Learning Decay During COVID-19 in Bangladesh

Category: Education
Principal Investigator:

Principal Investigator: 

Dr. Abu Shonchoy, Associate Professor, Florida International University.

Dr. Tomoki Fujii, Associate Professor, Singapore Management University.

Dr. Christine Ho, Associate Professor, Singapore Management University.

Dr. Rohan, Post Doctoral Fellow, National University of Singapore.

 
Status: On-Going
Description:

Project Objectives: 

COVID-19 has created unprecedented difficulties for the education sector in Bangladesh, as schools remain closed since March 2020. To tackle this crisis, Bangladesh has taken a multi-pronged approach-delivering education through national terrestrial television. However, the uptake of these programs has been low among rural students. This study aims to test through a randomized field

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Enduring more agency and community surveillance support to reduce child marriage in Bangladesh

Category: Gender and Violance
Principal Investigator:

Dr. Abu S. Shonchoy

Dr. Zaki Wahhaj

Status: On-Going
Description:

Project Objectives:

  • Increase 50% birth registration of unmarried adolescent girls in treatment communities;
  • Increase 75% awareness of a national helpline for reporting child marriage cases among guardians in treatment communities;
  • A lower child marriage rate (specifically marriage below the age of 18) in the treatment communities compared to the control communities at endline by 30%.

 

Project Interventions:

  1. Covering the cost of birth registration at 60 communities households with unmarried adolescent girls from UP/local government centers;
  1.  Providing information on the Bangladesh government’s national
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Micro-entrepreneur Survey in Bangladesh

Category: Financial Inclusion
Principal Investigator:

Partner: IFMR-LEAD, India.

Geographical Location: Dhaka, Rajshahi, Mymensingh, and Khulna Division.

Timeline: January 2020 to June 2020

Status: On-going

Status: Completed
Description:

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

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Awareness Against Child Marriage

Category: Gender and Violance
Principal Investigator:

Dr. Abu S Shonchoy

Zaki Wahhaj

Status: Completed
Description:

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

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Livelihood Technical Project and Community Engagement and Sponsorship Plan

Category: Livelihood
Principal Investigator:

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)

Status: Completed
Description:

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

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