Mahalla and Resource Mapping and urban profiling and Poverty Assessment in 4 Cities (Phase 1: Mahalla and Resource mapping)
Aimed to prepare a detailed community profile for livelihoods improvement of urban poor communities programme on Urban Profile and Poverty Assessment, this study was carried between September 2018 to June 2019 in Faridpur, Kushtia, Patualkhali, and Dhaka North. While conducting this study, Dm watch adopted a high-level participatory approach by organizing workshops where community people, Mahalla Representatives, and Municipality authority had active participation. The study includes community profiling questionnaire, satellite image collection, City/Ward level Atlas and preparation of base map, database, GIS map, etc. were divided into four phases- such as inception, consultation, implementation and concluding phase.
This study was the first of its kind at the Mahalla level which was more accurate representing local context compared to the Ward level data collection. As DM watch selected Mahalla Representatives for demarcation of Resources and Mahalla boundary within the respective Ward to fill out the Mahalla profile questionnaire, as a bottom-up approach this process was found more precise.