The Hunger Project-Bangladesh carries out a rigorous program of participatory monitoring, evaluation and learning (PMEL), applying principles of “Data for the People” to empower communities to make informed decisions in setting and tracking their own priorities.
We and our work have also been the subjects of external evaluations and research studies. Most recently, the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences in the USA published research demonstrating that our grassroots programs build “Community Trust” empowering those in extreme poverty to make better long-term investments in their own future. Click here to read the full report.
Other recent evaluations include:
- An Evaluation Study of the BRAC-THP Partnership for Strengthening Local Governance Project by Dr. Tofail Ahmed, Sabeth Munrat and Mst. Kamrun Naher. The study calls for scale-up of this approach.
- Partnership Between the People, Local Bodies and the Government for Achieving MDGs in Bangladesh, Badiul Alam Majumdar, presented Montreal 2014 (XXIII IPSA World Congress of Political Science). The report noted that the 110 MDG Unions did not have any political violence during the otherwise very violent national election.
- A Rapid Assessment of Gender Equality and Womens Empowerment in Bangladesh_SIPA 2012. The study showed that both women and men in Hunger Project-mobilized communities are more likely to take action for gender justice, and that Hunger Project trained Women Leaders showed significantly stronger views on gender justice than other volunteers.
- External Impact Evaluation of the PRODIGY Project Implemented by British Council, Bangladesh, Kazi Maruful Islam, PhD, Department of Development Studies University of Dhaka October 2016.
- Qualitative Action Research on Results and Learning of Strengthening Local Governance Project, Under the Joint Partnership of Community Empowerment Program (CEP) of BRAC and The Hunger Project-Bangladesh. Final Report
By Professor Pranab Kumar Panday, PhD Department of Public Administration, University of Rajshahi, Bangladesh. The study called for a 3-year extension of the program, and for it to be intensified to provide greater capacity building and education, and to expand the number of female animators.
- Evaluation of the UNDEF-supported project, MDG Unions: Building Participatory Democracy From the Bottom Up in Rural Bangladesh, by Transtec, February 2016. The evaluation found evidence of positive impact and encouraging signs of sustainability.