Project Details:

Project Type: Not Applicable

Project Name Well-being, productivity and economic prospects of urban female workers in Bangladesh.
Project Duration 12 Month (May 2016 to April 2017).
Funding organization

IPA (Innovations for Poverty Action)

Project Goal
  • To understand the growth of socio-economic prospects of urban female workers in Bangladesh.
Project Purpose
  • To evaluate the impact of providing childcare on female workers mental health and job performance in Bangladesh.
  • To understand how everyday problems influence workers stress levels, overall health, and thereby individual productivity, absenteeism and turnover
Project Output

Number of days and hours worked per week, occupation, labor and non-labor income migration. Childrens development outcomes recorded by Phulki (anthropometric & cognitive).

Project working areas

Gazipur city corporation

Beneficiary/Stakeholder
  • Children from 2-6 years of age.
  • Working mothers of children from 2-6 years of age
Short description

Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) Bangladesh was established in 2011 and has run numerous studies in the small and medium enterprises and health and sanitation sectors.

IPA is working with Phulki for implementing the Well-being, productivity and economic prospects of urban female workers in Bangladesh. The research project plans to evaluate the impact of an empirically-supported Early Childhood Development intervention on female workers mental health and labor income in low-income urban communities in Bangladesh, as well as on childrens development outcomes. Phulki will partner with the research team as the organization conducting the ECD intervention.

Major Achievements