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An Evaluation of the Activities of Housing Fund (EAHF)

The housing fund project is the brainchild of the Honorable Prime Minister of the Peoples’ Republic of Bangladesh activated in 1997-1998. The housing fund has constructed 64400 houses and has already distributed to the targeted poor homeless people. Besides, with the expense of 24.61 corers Taka, a women hostel is being built in Ashulia, Savar, Dhaka. This large intervention by the government of Bangladesh targeting the homeless people has the potentials of resulting in significant impact. To what extent such potentials have been realized is an empirical question. From this perspective, the programme requires a stock taking and an evaluation to understand its pros and cons to identify the way roads to make it even better. Particularly, it is important to know what actually worked and what did not, so that the government can take the necessary measures to increase its administrative and economic efficiency. 

The study will make use of both primary and secondary information. The secondary data from various sources, the main one being the information already collected under this project, will be analyzed to understand the operational aspects of the programme and spatial as well as income distribution of its main beneficiaries. To complement the available information, primary data will be collected through structured questionnaire survey from the beneficiaries and non-beneficiaries. In addition FGDs, Key Informant Interviews (KII) and Case Studies will be conducted to get more in-depth information about the process and impact of the project.

Study Director: Dr. Mohammad Harunur Rashid Bhuyan

Team Members: Dr. Abdul Hye Mondal (External Consultant), Dr. Zabid Iqbal, Mr. Maruf Ahmed

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