RESEARCH FROM 2016

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What are the impacts of programme activities in poverty pockets?

Focusing on education, sanitation, food consumption, health, financial and physical assets in 129 villages (as treatment areas) from the bordering areas of Derai and Baniachang, and another 130 villages (as control areas) from 14 adjacent sub-districts of Baniachong and Derai.

Key finding: Programme activities decrease reliance on loans from local moneylenders.

How sustainable are the impacts of skills training?

Analysing the short and long-term impacts of our skills training for advancing resources (STAR) project.

Key findings: Employment rose from 27% to 81%, and impact was higher for women.

What effect does skills training have on out-of-school adolescents?

Studying the impact on employment, earnings, financial assets and confidence of adolescents.

Key findings: Training increased labour market participation and earning. Employment increased by 45% and earning by approximately USD 14 per month. Increased earnings resulted in increased household welfare i.e. better diet and durable asset holdings.

Who is using long lasting insecticidal nets?

Cross sectional research into utilisation of insecticidal nets.

Key findings: There has been a significant increase in the possession and usage of insecticidal nets in malaria endemic districts of Bangladesh. Increased use was also found among children under five in all three endemic districts.

How much does tuberculosis cost?

Investigating the cost of tuberculosis in Bangladesh to determine effective programme strategies for health system delivery, using data gathered from 900 tuberculosis patients in our intervention areas.

Key findings: Treatment costs 4% of total household income. The average total cost per TB patient is BDT 10,360.