Research: Building capacities & creating communities: Towards Multi-sector initiative in Urban Slums of Bangladesh
Task: Conduct detail physical survey of Slums around Bangladesh and Make recommendation for future intervention for BRAC Development Institute.survey include mapping on Infrastructure and service delivery, such as drainage, roads, water supply, streets, homestead detail & its functional arrangement with construction technique.
BDI’s Urban Poverty research cell is on the verge of rolling out pilot initiatives in five secondary towns -Dhaka, Rajshahi, Faridpur, Mymensingh, Bhairab, and Khulna, with an aim to instigate a comprehensive, multi-sector upgrade of urban slums, focusing on seven major themes - tenure security and land entitlement, livelihood strategy development and access to finance, health services, schooling and child labor, access to basic utilities, disaster preparedness and climate change and community mobilization.
The action research tried to address the varied and multi-faceted dimensions of urban poverty and find and implement innovative ways to climate-proof each of these dimensions. It sought to address, inter alia, the following:
Infrastructure and service delivery, such as drainage, roads, water supply, street lighting, and so on
Access to finance and livelihood opportunities
Housing and tenancy rights
Access to services, such as health, schooling, etc
Resilience and adaptation to climate change
Insecurity and violence, especially gender violence
Strengthen individual, institutional, and community capacity and empowerment
Build and maintain better lives and futures
Identify local political champions
Draw good practice lessons that can be used for future scaling up
The research, carried out in selected slums in metropolitan cities and secondary towns in Bangladesh, with a sample size of 300-500 households.