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6.  Poverty Alleviation & Productive Employment 

Evaluation of ESCAP/ILO non‑Farm Employment Promotion Project at Sakhipur and Narsingdi upazilas

 

Investigated into finding out alternatives to agriculture as a source of employment in the project area.

 

 

Directorate of Relief and Rehabilitation

 

 

 

1990

1991

 

 

Preparation of a new and extended Non‑Farm Employment Promotion Project

 

Prepared a new and extended Non‑Farm Employment Project covering all the four administrative Divisions of Bangladesh on the basis of the experience of the Pilot Project. In each Division two areas were selected for project operation.

 

Director of Relief and Rehabilitation

 

 

 

1991

 

 

 

Consultancy Work for the Regional Seminar on Non‑Farm Employment Project

 

A regional synthesis paper which was a background document for the regional seminar was prepared based "on the experiences gathered by the five participating countries in implementing the ESCAP‑ILO non‑farm employment project". The countries covered by the study were Bangladesh, Nepal, the Philippines, Srilanka and Thailand.

 

 

UN/ESCAP

 

 

 

1992

 

Baseline Survey for the SERWITCI Project

A baseline survey was conducted and the socio-economic parameters of targeted destitute women were investigated.

BSCIC

 

1995

1996

 

Evaluation of the Effectiveness of Bifurcation of Field Staff

The Rural Development Project - 9 is a poverty alleviation project undertaken for the most disadvantaged and the poorest segment of the population of the greater Rangpur district. To help ensure sustainability of the benefits derived by the poor people from the project, the responsibilities of the field staff have been divided into (a) Social Development and (b) Economic Development since 1994. This project deals with evaluation of the bifurcation activities.  An indepth investigation of the works done by the bifurcated field personnel was made.

 

Rural Dev. Project 9

(RD-9)

 

1996

 

A study on problems of graduation out of poverty and programme interventions : An analysis of strategic options

The study was to analyze the experiences of different poverty reduction programmes (both GO and NGO) on graduation of poor households out of poverty so that strategic options may be developed for poverty alleviation.

 

GED, Planning Commission, GoB

 

2006-2007

7.  Agriculture and Fisheries

Benchmark Socio-Economic and Fish Market Survey : Phase – II Thanas

The survey developed a framework which can be used to compare impact of the project on beneficiaries during post implementation evaluation.

Mymensingh Aquaculture Extension Project

 

1995

1996

 

Pilot Credit Activities in Mymensingh Aquaculture Extension Project, Phase - 1 Thanas

The Mymensingh Aquaculture Extension Project (MAEP) has been working for the development of Fisheries sector in six thanas of Mymensingh District. To ensure sustainability of the development activities a feasible Credit Model was planned to be developed.  Pathmark Associates Limited developed a feasible credit model with collaborative arrangements among beneficiaries, Bangladesh Krishi Bank and local NGOs.

 

Mymensingh Aquaculture Extension Project

 

 

 

1995

 

Conducting PRA/RRA Sessions under Northwest Region Integrated Agriculture Development Project

The primary objective of the project was to raise the rural incomes through the encouragement of high value agriculture, and marketing and agro-processing in the north-west regions. Considering the objectives the consultants (i) assessed the impact of completed and on-going projects; (ii) assessed the desirability of promoting sustainable developments; (iii) assessed the need to define clear institutional arrangements, task assignments, lines of authority, delegation & coordination between concerned agencies etc.

 

Department of Agricultural Extension, GoB

 

1999-2000

 

8.  Rural Development Issues 

Evaluation of Expanded Rural Social Services Project  Phase-IV

 

The Expanded Rural Social Services Project, Phase-IV has been in operation in 180 thanas throughout Bangladesh.  Pathmark evaluated the project and determined the strengths and weaknesses in organization and management of the project and suggested courses of action for ensuring sustainability of the benefits generated by the project.

 

Department

of Social Services, GOB

 

 

 

1995


 

Evaluation of DPHE/ UNICEF Rural Water Supply Project

Rural Water Supply Projects have been operational in Bangladesh since 1972.  The purpose of these projects are to help ensure supply of pure drinking water all over rural Bangladesh.  This study assessed the performance of the project implementation addressing the following issues : (a)  Technical issues;  (b)  Financial Management;  (c)  Social aspects and (d) Organizational aspects.

 

 

Department of Public Health

Engineering,

GOB

 

 

1995

Management Audit of the Rural Social Services Programme

Conducting indepth investigation on the structure, management system, work load, job character, efficiency, effectiveness and output of Thana Social Service Offices and determine the managerial productivity. The Consultants thoroughly studied how efficiently and economically the organizations resource have been used by Thana Office to render services. Criteria have been suggested to obtain better results in the future.

 

Enfants Du Monde(EDM)

 

1997

1998

 

Evaluation of Palli Pragati Prakalpa (2nd Revised) for the year 2007-2008

The services provided were :  (i)  Designed a study for evaluation of the overall performance of the project;  (ii)  Data collection instruments were developed, pre-tested and field survey was conducted among sample beneficiaries throughout the country;  (iii)  The micro-credit program was evaluated;  (iv)  Based on the analysis of data and observation of the real situation measures were suggested for sustainability of project benefits.

 

Bangladesh Rural Development Board (BRDB), GoB

 

2008

 

9. Rural Income and Welfare 

 

Appraising the Impact of Benefits Earned by the Contracting Groups

The RD-9 is a rural poverty alleviation project and RD-8 project is concerned with rural infrastructure development. The beneficiaries of RD-9 work are involved in infrastructure activities of RD-8. This project assessed the impact of income generating opportunities provided by RD-8 to RD-9 group members.  The company was involved in conducting field study. Information were collected from the field personnel and beneficiaries.

 

Rural Dev. Project 9

(RD-9)

 

1996

 

Study on "Employment Generation and Productivity in the Informal Sector in Bangladesh"

An in-depth study was conducted in sample informal organizations throughout Bangladesh. Steps for further expansion of employment opportunities were suggested.

Planning Commission, GOB

 

 

1995

1996

 

 

Baseline Survey of Bangladesh Poultry Sector Development Project

The study objectives were to identify (i) constraints of poultry industries; (ii) requirement of quality balanced feeding; (iii) requirement of quality feed mills; (iv) appropriate management aspect of poultry farms; (v) existing marketing facilities; and (vi) steps required for expansion of marketing. To meet the objectives a baseline survey was conducted to (i) identify the overall constraints in the poultry sector; (ii) assess the  requirement of quality poultry feeds; (iii) assess the potentiality of using sea-fishes as raw materials for preparing standard poultry feed; (iv) identify marketing facilities; and (v) recommend well balanced management services for the poultry sector development.

 

Department of Livestock Services,

GoB

 

 

 

1999-2000

 

 

Farm to Market Enterprise Development Project

Step was taken to access the needs of farmers and developed an innovative system for marketing farm products through demand driven activities so that farmers could develop entrepreneurial capability through better return on investment.  In this connection a country wide Baseline Survey  and a good number of PRA Sessions were conducted at village and Upazila level.

 

Department of Agricultural Extension (DAE), GoB

 

1998- 2001

 

Power Sector Financial Restructuring and Recovery Plan

The study included assessment of measures to restore credit worthiness while building the sector to meet the goals of universal coverage and high quality service in an efficient and sustainable manner.

 

Ministry of Power, Energy and Mineral Resources, GoB

 

2005-2006

Baseline Survey of Bangladesh Poultry Sector Development Project

The study objectives were to identify (i) constraints of poultry industries; (ii) requirement of quality balanced feeding; (iii) requirement of quality feed mills; (iv) appropriate management aspect of poultry farms; (v) existing marketing facilities; and (vi) steps required for expansion of marketing. To meet the objectives a baseline survey was conducted to (i) identify the overall constraints in the poultry sector; (ii) assess the  requirement of quality poultry feeds; (iii) assess the potentiality of using sea-fishes as raw materials for preparing standard poultry feed; (iv) identify marketing facilities; and (v) recommend well balanced management services for the poultry sector development.

Department of Livestock Services,

GoB

 

 

1999-2000

 

 

10.  Computer System 

Implementation of Computer Programmes for Optimization of Gas Transmission Networks in the Gas Sector

 

Informations have been collected from different operation centres of the Gas Transmission Networks & discussion with concerned persons. A computer programme was developed on Gas Transmission Network and some selected persons were offered training on it.

 

Petrobangla

 

 

1995

1996

 

11. Financial Management 

 

 

Action Plans based on SIFAD Task Force Report (BGD/90/022)

 

Draw up action plans based on the recommendations of the Task Force on Strengthening the Institutions for Food‑Assisted Development (SIFAD). The agencies covered in investigation were Planning Commission, Ministry of Relief and  Rehabilitation, Directorate of Relief and Rehabilitation, Local Government Engineering Division, Bangladesh Rural Development Board, Bangladesh Water Development Board.

 

 

ERD, Ministry of Finance, GOB.

 

 

 

1992

1993

1994

 

 

Capacity Building of the Securities and Exchange Commission and Selected Capital Market Institutions(ADB TA 3533-BAN)

 

The advisory TA aimed at strengthening the key institutions responsible for market regulation and market infrastructure support that are essential for a fair, transparent, and efficient domestic capital market. The TA built SEC’s capacity to effectively perform its role as market regulator and to audit corporate governance of listed companies and listed securities issuers. It helped Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) and Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) become more effective and efficient in discharging their responsibilities and CDBL to operate efficiently as a central depository of securities. The TA also organized and conducted training for capital market participants.

 

Ministry of  Finance,

GoB

 

 

2002 – 2003

12.   Environmental Planning, Environmental Management Training and Environmental Impact Study

 

Impact Evaluation Study of Shaheed Ziaur Rahman Medical College and 500 Bedded Hospital at Bogra (2001-2007)

The services provided by the company were :  (i)  Evaluate the quality of construction work accomplished through of  work mentioned against item in table above;  (ii)   Evaluate the quality of medical equipments installed under the project; (iii)  Evaluate whether the medical care services has been improved after project intervention;  (iv) Review the Annual Progress Reports prepared by Project which were ultimately placed in ECNC/NEC and comment on whether the Reports reflected the actual progress in physical work and financial expenditure up to 30 June of the relevant financial Year;  (v)  Organize one workshop in the Project Area to hold discussion, with Stake holders and beneficiaries;  (vi)  Organise a workshop/seminar will be organized by the firm to disseminate the study findings.

 

IMED, Ministry of Planning, GoB

 

2008-2009

 

 

 

Environmental Management Training Project

 

Researches/Surveys were conducted on developing necessary technical capabilities within the country to implement Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) in an effective and meaningful manner. The major thrust of the project was to identify the most appropriate institutional arrangements for conducting training programmes on Environmental Impact Assessment.

 

Ministry of Environment and Forest, GOB.

 

 

 

 

1992

1993

 

 

 

 

Environmental Impact Assessment of MEB Agro-Dairy Plant

 

 

Investigated in detail the operational and environmental parameters of the MEB Agro Dairy Plant. Analyzed data on environmental issues and assessed the impact of operational parameters on environment. Preventive measures were identified and recommendations made on procedures to ensure protection of environment.

 

 

MEB Agro-Dairy Products Ltd.

 

 

 

 

1993

 

13.  Water Resources, Irrigation, Flood Control, Drainage Improvement and Erosion Control 

 

Gorai River Restoration Project

Conducted survey of Gorai River System. Ascertained volume of dredging needs of the river and accomplished study on the impact of Gorai River Waters for increased agricultural output of its downstream regions. Recommended to undertake a priority project for regular flow of the river and thereby to arrest environmental degradation.

 

Bangladesh Water Development Board, GoB

 

1999- 2002

14.  Health

Evaluation of ABC Sherpur Rural Eye Clinic & Rehabilitation Centre for the Visually Handicapped.

Assessed the quality of the diagnostic skills and curative services, the quality of the information, communication and educational services and coverage of the training programme of external staff.

 

 

DANIDA

 

 

 

1993

 

 

Feasibility Study to Establish a General Hospital of International Standard

The services provided include (i) Collection of related information through interview from different cities/towns; (ii) Analysis of the data collected through interview; (iii) Focus Group discussions with relevant people; (iv) Review of related documents on hospital Planning; (v) Investigation of cost items for the proposed hospital; and (vi) Finally, integration of all the results of investigation into a “Feasibility Study to Establish a General Hospital of  International Standard”.

 

Jamuna Group, Dhaka

 

2003-2004

15. Public Health Engineering

 

Waste Water Studies in Dhaka City. (Package # DS- 2 )

In association of International Consultant the services provided were:  (i)  Conduction of inventory of Tejgaon industrial area factories that produce wastewater; (ii)  Conduct Field survey of Tejgaon area to determine a suitable location of the treatment plant;  (iii)  Review the existing policy , regulatory and institutional framework that govern industrial discharge and standards for treated effluent quality and system for enforcement and monitoring;  (iv)  Review the state and capacity of constructed channels for transmission of the sewage to the CETP and propose any augmenting of channels;                (v)  Undertake a preliminary Environmental Assessment for the CETP

 

Dhaka Water Supply and Sewerage Authority (DWASA)

 

2006-2007

 

16.Technology Choice and Diffusion

Study on Administrative Procedure in connection with TADP (Tangail Agricultural Development Project).

 

Investigated into finding out a suitable administrative system to ensure efficient, cost effective and time saving implementation of the project.

 

 

German Technical Assistance (GTZ)

 

 

 

1989

 

17. Port and Shipping 

Documentation Work for the Traffic Department of Mongla Port Authority

The purpose of this project is to (i) update the manuals used in Traffic Management System of Mongla Port (ii) to develop job Description for officials of Traffic Department of Mongla Port (iii) to conduct an investigation of input forms and to design new forms and (iv) to provide on-the-job training to the officers and employees of Mongla Port Traffic Department of Mongla Port Authority. Detailed investigation were made into the existing system of operational realties of traffic functions of Mongla Port and Benapole Dry Port. Complete Manuals are developed to help increase managerial effectiveness of port traffic system management.

Mongla Port Authority

 

1995

1996

Updating of Present Traffic Manual of Chittagong Port

The purpose of this project was to develop a Traffic Manual incorporating into it the new technologies in port traffic management. The firm completed the following tasks to achieve the objectives of the study: i) Conducted in-depth study of the working procedures and relevant documents to find out strength and weaknesses of each area of investigation; ii) Updated the Traffic Manual of Chittagong Port in line with the introduction of new technologies in modern shipping management.

Chittagong Port Authority

 

 

1995

1996

 

Preparation of Container Manual for Chittagong Port Including Dhaka ICD.

The purpose of this project was to develop a comprehensive manual for container handling at Chittagong Port and Inland Container Depot in Dhaka. The firm completed successfully the following tasks:  i)  Suggested appropriate ways about how to bring further efficiency in the container operations between CPA and ICD, Dhaka; ii) Prepared a comprehensive manual incorporating various methods, procedures, formalities, etc. relating to container modeling and operation.

Chittagong Port Authority

 

 

1995

1996

 

Ports Upgrading Project (ADB TA No. 2863-BAN)

The project was formulated to fulfill the country’s most urgent requirements for improvement in efficiency and productivity in port operations. In association with the Foreign Experts the Local Consultants identified the problems and suggested steps to be taken to modernize Chittagong and Mongla Ports.

Ministry of Ports and Shipping, GOB

 

1997

1998

Bangladesh Port System Development Project :  Master Plan and Trade Facilitation Study.

 

The objective of the study include (i) to identify future role of Chittagong, Mongla and Dhaka ports in connection with cargo traffic; (ii) assess viabilities of development of those ports; and (iii) feasibility study for construction of jetties and multipurpose berths at the ports. To attain the objectives the consultants collected relevant documents and other pertinent information from all possible sources. The consultants performed all their activities upto the entire satisfaction of the project authority.

 

Chittagong Port Authority

 

1997-98

18. Infrastructure Development 

Construction of Roads, Culverts Bridges in different parts of the Country.

Supervised construction works of roads, culverts and bridges in the six districts covered by the project with a view to ensuring quality work.

 

 

Roads and Highways Dept., GOB

 

1986

1988

 

 

Study of the Bangladesh Construction Industry

 

Formulated a fair legislation and policy for betterment of the conditions of the country's contractors and recommended an association of contractors in order to attain a certain degree of efficiency needed for international bidding.

Planning Commission, GOB

 

 

 

1988

1989

 

 

Urban Sector Strategy (ADB TA)

The objective of the TA is to prepare a strategy guiding the Banks urban sector TA and lending programme in Bangladesh. To meet the objectives the consultants (i) reviewed and analysed the status and trends of urban development in the country; (ii) reviewed all previous programmes, project, studies of the Bank; (iii) conducted an up-to-date assessment of the constraints to and opportunities for urban development; (iv) developed framework in terms of policy & institutional reforms; and (v) identified interventions suitable for Bank assistance.

 

Local Government Engineering Department,

GoB

 

 

1999-2000

 

Develop a National Operational Plan (Maintenance Master Plan) for Primary Schools and Preparing of Maintenance Manual for the Maintenance of Structural Installation & Preservation of Different Machinery & Equipment

Initiative had been taken to develop data system covering district, thana and school level sources – on the basis of which the maintenance manual was developed – showing its effective operational plan. In the meantime, an working paper on Maintenance Plan of school building had been prepared. The working paper was discussed, and analysed in an workshop and valuable guidelines had come out which were helpful in preparing the maintenance plan.

 

Primary and  Mass Education Division,

GoB

 

2000- 2001

 

 

Feasibility Study of Dhaleswari River Bridges

 

 

Studied the feasibility of providing a technically and economically efficient crossing over the Dhaleswari River which bifurcates near Saidpur and flows eastward as two arms separated by an unstable char of about 500 m in width at the crossing with Dhaka‑Khulna road.

 

Roads and Highways Dept., GOB

 

 

 

1990

1991

 

 

19. Geological Survey and Investigation

 

Hard Rock Study in Chittagong and Chittagong Hill Tracts

 

Assessed the deposits of Hard rock in the greater Chittagong and Chittagong Hill Tracts Districts for the proposed Jamuna Multipurpose Bridge for use in the river training work. The activities involved detailed field survey, estimation of reserves, laboratory tests, diamond drilling, preparation of route maps, cost estimation etc.

 

 

Jamuna Multipurpose Bridge Authority

 

 

 

 

1989

1991

 

 

20. Industrial Strategy and Development

Market survey of Jute Diversified Products (JDPs) in major cities Dhaka, Chittagong, Rajshahi, Khulna, Barisal, Sylhet for ascertaining existing and potential market

The services provided to the client were: (i) assessed existing demand of jute diversified products at home, supply situation, competitors market opportunities and marketing chain; (ii)  assessed the existing demand and export volume in the overseas market and future market potential; (iii) identified prospective buyers of jute diversified products in different market segments in the domestic market.

 

Ministry of Textiles and Jute, GoB

 

2007

 

 



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