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)
Dr. Abu S. Shonchoy of Florida International University.
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
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. Anirban Mukherjee
Dr. Tanika Chakraborty
Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur (IITK) in collaboration with IDRC, Canada intends to see how court efficiency affects business performance. It is known that efficient institutions of contract enforcement are critical for proliferation of business. More specifically, the research team aims to empirically estimate the relationship between the efficiency of formal institutions and various indicators of business performance. As a part of this project, the research team in interested in evaluating this relationship in Bangladesh through this proposed enterprise survey project.
The overall objective of the project is to examine how two institutions of contract writing formal district courts and
Dr. Abu S. Shonchoy
Dr. Simon Quinn
The project considers an innovative new microfinance product, based on the principles of equity financing, in which promising potential entrepreneurs are provided with capital, training and mentorship to help them become online freelancers. This provides a unique opportunity to study the incentive effects of profit-sharing between entrepreneurs and mentors. We hypothesize that entrepreneurial mentorship is more effective when mentors are incentivized directly by the productivity of their mentees: when they have ‘skin in the game’. We target Bangladeshi college graduates of rural areas to finance the relatively high initial cost of an online freelancing training program, using different microfinance contract
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