CNRS has started working as a third-party monitoring agency to perform the Process Monitoring assignment of World Bank/SDF-funded, Nuton Jibon Livelihood Improvement Project (NJLIP), from January, 2018. The assignment also continued during the reporting period (Up to January, 2021). In the reporting period, the project team visited 870 villages of 12 districts in three regions (Mymensingh, Khulna, and Barishal) and reported detailed findings in 6 monthly reports, 2 quarterly reports, 1 annual report, and 1 project completion report and subsequently submitted them to SDF. SDF accepted them. Under this project, information on women empowerment was collected from 4,069 respondents. Based on the collected data, 2 quarterly reports and 1 annual report were prepared and submitted to SDF and it accepted them.
The Reducing Dietary Related Risks associated with Non-Communicable Diseases in Bangladesh (RDRNCD) project is going to publish a book by June 2022 based on research findings. Reputed national and international researchers are writing the chapters. A peer review is going on which will determine whether the book is of an international standard. The project administered both anthropometric measures and social-economic studies. A robust, nationally representative sampling protocol was developed and the concurrence of BMRC was taken. Audience of the anthropometric survey includes both men and women of 18,709 respondents from rural, upazila headquarters, semi-urban and urban respondents that also included indigenous households, 2020 students from 35 schools, 900 diabetic and hypertension patients from 2 hospitals, and 334 respondents for KAP survey. Distribution of the sample is portrayed on the map below.
On May, 2021, CNRS started work of a study project with FAO titled, “Climate-Smart Agriculture Assessment of Farmers in major Agroecological Zones of Bangladesh”. The main objective is to collect CSA information through the farmer assessment from 31 districts of Bangladesh. Data collection for this project is going on.