Baseline Study on improving the living conditions of rural and urban poor through climate-adaptive and affordable housing technologies and WaSH interventions in Mymensingh and Jamalpur districts in Bangladesh
A baseline study was carried out during June to July 2018 in Mymensingh and Jamalpur district’s to make an analysis on the existing situation, level of understanding and problems making it measurable through quantification and qualification of the issues so that those will help to measure the progress of the project compared with the indicators outlined in the project M&E plan or PDM (Project Design Matrix) over the project period. Using both quantitative and qualitative methods, Dm watch conducted the baseline study by designing the structured questionnaires for household interviews. Moreover, the required number of checklists and interview schedules were developed for key informant interviews (KIIs) and for FGDs. The baseline study has identified the in-depth indicative information on the community facilities, Climate SMART-housing situation, WaSH issues and assessed the community resilience, WaSH and DRR awareness of the slum dwellers. The baseline report, played a vital role by recommending specific recommendations and actions aimed at rocketing the project progress.