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Civic Bangladesh conducts research, and evaluates development projects and organizations.

Research Projects

  • Assessment of Present Monitoring Mechanisms of Organizations Working in the Water and Sanitation Sector in Bangladesh for Policy Support Unit (PSU), Local Government Division, Ministry of Local Government, Rural Development & Cooperatives (MoLGRD&C). Client: PMTC Bangladesh, Assignment Period: August –November 2013
  • Study on ‘Enhancing the Flood Early Warning System in Bangladesh’.  Client: National Alliance for Risk Reduction and Response Initiatives (NARRI). January – May  2012
  • Dignity for All: Understanding the Meanings of Dignity in an Urban Community of Bangladesh. Study conducted by Civic Bangladesh. Period: Jul-Dec 2011
  • Livelihood Options for the Hardcore Poor in the Context of Sandwip Upazila of Chittagong District, a feasibility study conducted for Caritas Bangladesh. Study Period: February – March 2009.
  • The Changing Context of Large Cities and Slum Dwellers: Understanding the Governance Perspective in Dhaka City, an international research project sponsored by Practical Action; Project Period: July – September 2008.
  • Earthquake in Bangladesh: Understanding People’s Knowledge, Attitude and Practices in Dhaka, Chittagong and Sylhet Cities of Bangladesh; A study conducted for Bangladesh Disaster Preparedness Centre (BDPC) and Asian Disaster Preparedness Centre (ADPC); 2008.
  • Coping with Earthquake in Bangladesh: A Study on Communication in Dhaka, Chittagong and Sylhet Cities of Bangladesh; conducted for Bangladesh Disaster Preparedness Centre (BDPC) and Asian Disaster Preparedness Centre (ADPC); 2008.

Project & Organization Evaluation

  • Mid-Term Evaluation (MTE) on WASH Alliance Programmes in Bangladesh implemented by Uttaran, AOSED, JJS, DORP, and SLOPB, and funded by Simavi (a lead organization of Dutch WASH Alliance (DWA)). Client: PMTC (Bangladesh) Ltd., Assignment Period: Sep-Dec 2013
  • Mid-Term Review (MTR) of Promoting Human Rights of Persons with Disabilities in Bangladesh (PHRPBD), a collaborative project implemented in 12 districts by Centre for Disability in Development (CDD) and its 12 partners, Feb—Mar 2013, Client: CDD
  • Final Evaluation of a “Livelihoods Support for Persons with Disabilities from a project on “Emergency Rehabilitation Support for People Suffering from Flash flood in Chakaria, Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh” implemented by SAPRV and CDD, and supported by CBM, November-December 2012, Client: CDD
  • Final evaluation of a project entitled “Governance Performance Monitoring”, implemented in Mollarhat Upazila of Bagerhat district by Jagrata Jubo Sangha (JJS)and funded by Manusher Jonno Foundation (MJF); Evaluation Period: February 2010
  • Final evaluation of a project entitled “People’s Initiative to Establish Human Rights and Good Governance in Local Government”, implemented in Faridpur by RACINE and funded by Manusher Jonno Foundation (MJF); Evaluation Period: September 2009
  • Final evaluation of a project entitled “Campaign and Capacity Building for Human Rights and Good Governance”, implemented by Gandhi Ashram Trust (GAT) and funded by Manusher Jonno Foundation (MJF); Evaluation Period: May 2009
  • Evaluating SHUSHILAN, an NGO working in southwest Bangladesh: Evaluation Period: December 2008 – May 2009.
  • Final evaluation of a project entitled “Ensuring Rights of the Fisher-folk Community of Munshiganj District” implemented by Environmental Council (EC) Bangladesh and funded by Manusher Jonno Foundation (MJF); Evaluation Period: September 2008
  • Final evaluation of a project entitled “Capacity Building of Human Rights Organizations in Bangladesh” implemented by Ain O Shalish Kendra and funded by HURIDOCS; Evaluation Period: June 2008
  • Final evaluation of a project entitled “Promotion of Street Children’s Rights” implemented in Rajshahi district by Tripartite Development Council (TDC) and funded by DANIDA; Evaluation Period: March 2008
  • Final evaluation of a project entitled “Social Association of Knowledge by Team Integration (SAKTI)” implemented in Bandarban district by Ethnic Community Development Organization and funded by Manusher Jonno Foundation (MJF); Evaluation Period: December 2007
  • Final evaluation of a project entitled “Promotion of the Rights of Low Income Group People for Sustainable Livelihood Through Post-disaster Rehabilitation Support” implemented in Faridpur and Laxmipur districts by Bangladesh Disaster Preparedness Centre (BDPC) and funded by Manusher Jonno Foundation (MJF); Evaluation Period: June 2007
  • Final evaluation of an MJF (Manusher Jonno Foundation) funded project on “Promotion of Human Rights of the Disadvantaged Women and Adolescent Girls of Teagardens by Providing Advocacy, Training Support and Basic Education for Improving Their Living Status” implemented in Sylhet by Reliant Women Development Organization (RWDO); Evaluation Period: October – November 2006

 Assessment of Technical Proposals

  • Assessment of Technical Proposals for Preparing National Hygiene Promotion Strategy for Water Supply and Sanitation in Bangladesh”, for Policy Support Unit (PSU), GoB-Danida Sector Policy Support of the Water Supply and Sanitation Sector,  Local Government Division, Ministry of Local Government, Rural Development & Cooperatives, Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh: Period: March 2011
  • Assessment of Technical Proposals for Revision of Cost Sharing Strategy for Water and Sanitation in Bangladesh”, for Policy Support Unit (PSU), GoB-Danida Sector Policy Support of the Water Supply and Sanitation Sector,  Local Government Division, Ministry of Local Government, Rural Development & Cooperatives, Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh: Period: December 2009

Review

  • Reviewing Public Policy and Institutional Reform Initiatives in the Water and Sanitation Sector of Bangladesh, Client: Policy Support Unit, GoB-Danida WSSPS-II, April–June 2011

Strategy Development

  • Preparing Policy Advocacy Strategy for Primary Education in Emergency (EiE) in Bangladesh, June 2012, Client: Save the Children International

Report and Newsletter Preparation

  • Preparation of Water and Sanitation Sector Newsletter (English and Bangla)  Issue: 1, Vol. II, April 2014, Policy Support Unit (PSU), Local Government Division, Ministry of Local Government, Rural Development & Cooperatives (MoLGRD&C)
  • Preparation of ‘Water and Sanitation Sector Newsletter’ (English & Bangla) Issue: 1, Vol. I, April 2013, Policy Support Unit (PSU), Local Government Division, Ministry of Local Government, Rural Development & Cooperatives (MoLGRD&C)
  • Preparation of Report of the 1st Bangladesh Urban Forum (BUF). Bangladesh’s Urban Future: Making Cities and Towns Work for All (2011), August – September 2012, Client: United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Bangladesh http://www.undp.org/content/dam/bangladesh/docs/Publications/BUF%20Report%20%201st%20Session.pdf
  • Preparing ECB Interactive Learning Report (co-author),  ECB (Emergency Capacity Building www.ecbproject.org) Interactive Event in Bangladesh, 28-29 February 2012, Hotel Radisson, Dhaka; organized by ECB Bangladesh Consortium http://www.ecbproject.org/ECB-inter-active-Bangladesh-learning-conference-28-29%20February-2012-final-report.pdf

Editing

  • Editing and finalizing ‘Sector Development Plan (FY 2011-25): Water and Sanitation Sector in Bangladesh’ (Main Version); Client: Policy Support Unit, GoB-Danida WSSPS-II, Aug – Dec 2011 http://www.psu-wss.org/assets/book/sdpeng.pdf
  • Editing and finalizing ‘Sector Development Plan (FY 2011-25): Water and Sanitation Sector in Bangladesh’ (Summary Version), Policy Support Unit (PSU), GoB-Danida WSSPS-II, Aug – Dec 2011 http://www.psu-wss.org/assets/book/sdpengsum.pdf
  • Editing of study report “The Perceptions about Child Rights and Child Disability Related to Water Sanitation and Hygiene in Rural Bangladesh”. Village Education Resource Centre (VERC) & WaterAid Bangladesh. 2010, Client: WaterAid Bangladesh, November 2011
  • Editing “Budget Advocacy of the Right to Water and Sanitation in Bangladesh: A Handbook for the CSOs”. 2011. WaterAid Bangladesh.Client: WaterAid Bangladesh, June 2011
  • Editing report “An Assessment of Public Toilets in Dhaka City: A Call for Public Toilet Strategy”. 2011. WaterAid Bangladesh and Centre for Urban Studies (CUS). Client: WaterAid Bangladesh, January 2011
  • Editing of a study report on “Child Rights to Water, Sanitation and Hygiene: A Study to Understand Accountability Mechanisms in Bangladesh” by Aftab E. Opel, 2010. WaterAid Bangladesh & Save the Children – Finland. Client: WaterAid Bangladesh, September 2010

Translation into Bangla

  • National Vetting Guidelines for Water Supply and Sanitation Sub-sector, Bangladesh”, Ministry of Local Government, Rural Development & Cooperatives, Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh: February 2010
  • Background Report on the National Vetting Guidelines for Water Supply and Sanitation Sub-sector”, Ministry of Local Government, Rural Development & Cooperatives, Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh: March 2010
  • Sabar Jonno Marjada: Padomarjadabadmukta Bishwa Gore Tolar Upay”  (Dignity for All: How to Create a World Without Rankism by Dr. Robert W. Fuller and Pamela Gerloff). Published in February 2010 by Civic Bangladesh, Dhaka;
  • Jago Sabai: Gonnobakti, Nogonnobakti O Marjadar Rajniti (All Rise: Somebodies, Nobodies and the Politics of Dignity by Dr. Robert W. Fuller). Published in February 2009 by Civic Bangladesh, Dhaka
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