PROJECTS

Digital School Management Project (DSMP)

Category: Education
Principal Investigator:

Donor Agency: Florida International University.

Geographical Location: Rangpur, Bangladesh.

Timeline: February, 2020 to February, 2021

Status: On-going (postponed due to schools are closed for COVID-19 effect)

Principal Investigator

Dr. Abu S. Shonchoy of Florida International University.

Status: On-Going
Description:

Methods: Both qualitative and quantitative research tools have been designed for this study.  

Description: A total of 40 schools have selected for this research. 20 schools will be taken for the treatment group to install the digital attendance system and the rest 20 schools will remain as the control for the study. The digital attendance device will send SMS to the guardian regarding the presence and absence of his/her students at the school. The Headmaster will receive SMS from the teacher’s attendance status. Along with the attendance data

More

Incentivising School Attendance in Bangladesh: A Loss Aversion Conditional Cash Transfer Design

Category: Education
Principal Investigator:
  • Dr. Abu S Shonchoy
  • Dr. Tomoki Fujii
  • Dr. Christine Ho

 

Status: Completed
Description:

Conditional cash transfer (CCT) has emerged as an effective way to encourage households to send children to school. The idea behind the CCT is simple. Households receive some cash transfers conditional on the attendance of their children in school, giving households an incentive to send children to school. From the policy perspective, it would be ideal if the CCT program has a maximum impact on the attendance of children. This study aims to take advantage of the widely observed psychological trait of human being, where people tend to more strongly avert losses than the reduction of the same amount of

More

The Demand for and the Impacts of Solar Lanterns in Northern Part of Bangladesh

Category: Education
Principal Investigator:

• Dr. Abu S. Shonchoy
• Dr. Yuya Kudo
• Dr. Kazushi Takahashi

Status: Completed
Description:

With the Fund assistance by IDE-JETRO, Japan and KOPERNIK, Indonesia “The Demand for and the Impact of Solar Lantern in Northern Part of Bangladesh” has started its journey from April 2013 with conducting rigorous school visit in the form of Participatory Rural Appraisal (PRA). Visit to 28 schools and meeting with School Management Committees (SMCs) and teachers have produced a pool of around 2500 population’s short data set to choose potential samples among. Among 2500 population we have chosen 1292 sample to conduct a baseline survey (panel 1). Finally, after sorting out through rigorous scrutiny we have conducted baseline survey

More