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WE undertake an initiative to unite all qualitative researchers in Bangladesh where there are many opportunities and challenges exist for qualitative research and researchers…

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Research on Listening to Brides

Identifying experiences and needs of adolescent girls and young women married before
age 18 years

Outcome Assessment of the EPR Programme

To understand the process to integrate GMP into the well-established national EPI Program and to identify system factors influencing the integration process.

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Research Completed In 2022

01.

Qualitative Study to analyze phone survey interviews of Bangladeshi women migrant returnees from the garment sector in Jordan

Sponsor: IFPRI
Research Type: Qualitative
Duration: November 10, 2022 to January 31, 2023


Research Objectives: This qualitative research study analyzes phone survey data of
short-term women migrants from Bangladesh who worked in Jordan’s garment sector to
identify key vulnerabilities experienced by women in this migration channel as well as
measures that could reduce these vulnerabilities.


CQR role: Training of Women enumerator, Phone Interview, transcriptions, report writing

02.

Review of the Security and Rights of Women and Girls (SRWG) project

Sponsor: Manusher Jonno Foundation
Research Type: Mixed Method
Duration: Jan 05 to Mar 30, 2022


Research Objectives: The purpose of this review is to assess the overall performance of
the programme, identify strategic gaps and limitations, and gather/capture evidencebased
learning and best practices to inform future programming in light of contemporary
local and global contexts. The review will cover issues regarding policies, practice areas,
partnerships, and programmatic approaches and modalities. The review will be
exploratory, theory and approach based, concentrating primarily on the effectiveness of
the strategies and interventions employed and capturing experiences, practice and
knowledge derived from the strategies and interventions


CQR role: Training of research team on data collection, Data collection, Data processing,
transcription.

03.

Outcome Assessment of the EPR Programme

Sponsor: Manusher Jonno Foundation
Research Type: Mixed Method
Duration: September 1 to December 30, 2022

Research Objectives: To explore the achievement status of planned results and
performance of the EPR programme. This assessment aims to examine whether the
programme is on track in terms of attaining the outcomes. The strategies will also be
examined through this process to check its viability and effectiveness to realize the
programme’s outcome.
CQR role: Proposal development, Training of research team on data collection, Data
collection, Data processing, transcriptions, data analysis, report writing.

04.

RESEARCH ON LISTENING TO BRIDES

Identifying experiences and needs of adolescent girls and young women married before
age 18 years

Sponsor: World Vision International
Research Type: Mixed Method Research
Sample size: 2580 + 10 (Quan+Qual),
Coverage: 9 districts in 9 Divisions
Duration: July 1 to November 30, 2022

Objectives:

To strengthen WVB’s perspective on child, early and forced marriage (CEFM)
and its impact, by obtaining insights from girls who married before the age of 18.
CQR role: Proposal development, leading in country IRB submission and approval of the
research protocol, Training of research team on data collection, Data collection,
translation, Data processing, data analysis, report writing.
CQR Experiences

05.

Feasibility study of integrating growth monitoring and promotion (GMP) into the Expanded Program on Immunization (EPI) platform in selected rural Upazillas in Bangladesh

Sponsor: FHI360
Research Type: Mixed Method


Duration: July to Oct 30, 2022


Research Objectives: To understand the process to integrate GMP into the wellestablished
national EPI Program and to identify system factors influencing the
integration process.

06.

Engage the services of a consultant to conduct Sex and Gender Based Analysis (SGBA) of Adolescent Nutrition and Emergency COVID Response Maternal Nutrition Programs in Bangladesh

Sponsor: Nutrition International
Research Type: Mixed Method


Duration: June to August 2022


Objective: To conduct a Sex and Gender Based Analysis (SGBA) to assess the current
status of gender sensitivity and responsiveness within the project, equity and equality in
access, considering intersectionality, and to provide recommendations for developing
short- and long-term strategies for promoting gender equality and implementing gender
responsive projects.

07.

Understanding referral linkages from the community to healthcare facilities for strengthening adolescent friendly healthcare services for the adolescents.

Sponsor: Plan International-Bangladesh


Research Type: Mixed Method


Duration: Jan 25 to May 30, 2022


Objective: The general objective of the study is to understand existing referral linkages
from community to the facilities for strengthening adolescent friendly healthcare services
and to understand perception and practice of the community to identify the gaps for
rectification.

LIST OF COMPLTED RESEARCH

01.

Qualitative Study to analyze phone survey interviews of Bangladeshi women migrant returnees from the garment sector in Jordan

Sponsor: IFPRI
Research Type: Qualitative
Duration: November 10, 2022 to January 31, 2023


Research Objectives: This qualitative research study analyzes phone survey data of
short-term women migrants from Bangladesh who worked in Jordan’s garment sector to
identify key vulnerabilities experienced by women in this migration channel as well as
measures that could reduce these vulnerabilities.


CQR role: Training of Women enumerator, Phone Interview, transcriptions, report writing

02.

Review of the Security and Rights of Women and Girls (SRWG) project

Sponsor: Manusher Jonno Foundation
Research Type: Mixed Method
Duration: Jan 05 to Mar 30, 2022


Research Objectives: The purpose of this review is to assess the overall performance of
the programme, identify strategic gaps and limitations, and gather/capture evidencebased
learning and best practices to inform future programming in light of contemporary
local and global contexts. The review will cover issues regarding policies, practice areas,
partnerships, and programmatic approaches and modalities. The review will be
exploratory, theory and approach based, concentrating primarily on the effectiveness of
the strategies and interventions employed and capturing experiences, practice and
knowledge derived from the strategies and interventions


CQR role: Training of research team on data collection, Data collection, Data processing,
transcription.

03.

Evaluate the acceptability and understand the potential of a fintech health solution among the low- and mid-income mothers of Bangladesh

Sponsor: Access Health International
Research Type: Mixed Method
Duration: Dec 01, 2020 to March 30, 2021


Objective: The aim of the project is to help low- and moderate-income people across
Asia pay for and access the care they need, when they need it, while avoiding financial
hardship. All activities should be oriented to this goal, and all other objectives are
secondary to this goal.


CQR role: Proposal development, Training of research team on data collection, Data
collection, Data processing, translations, data analysis, report writing

04.

Bangladesh COVID Qualitative Survey

Sponsor: World Bank – Washington
Research Type: Qualitative
Sample Size: 417 In-depth Interviews
Duration: April to September 30, 2021


Research Objectives: The World Bank initiated a high-frequency phone monitoring
survey (SAR HFPM) to track the evolving economic implications of the Coronavirus
(COVID-19) pandemic on individual respondents across the South Asia Region (SAR) in
2020. The first round of the surveys used random digit dialing (generating phone
numbers at random) and Computer Assisted Telephone Interviews, collecting information
on welfare impacts across three broad channels: (i) the income/employment channel,
which includes both labor and non-labor income, (ii) the availability of basic needs and
prices channel, and (iii) health consequences and ability to access healthcare.


CQR role: Co-designing data collection tools /Guidelines and translation, Training of
research coordinators, research analyst and research assistant on data collection, Data
collection, Data processing, Support to data analysis.

05.

Healthy Women Healthy Families Project

Sponsor: BRAC


Duration: November 2021 to December 2021


Objective: Translate training curriculum for Group Antenatal Care and Postnatal Care
Training for Service Providers. BRAC is partnering with MSH is implementing Health
Women and Health Families (HWHF) Project.


CQR role: Translate the Training Module

06.

UNFPA SBCC Material Pre-Test Study

Project Name: UNFPA SBCC Material Pre-Test Study


Sponsor: Asiatic MLC (UNFPA)


Research Type: Qualitative
Duration: Aug to Dec 30, 2021


Objectives:

To assess and validate all the sample SBCC Materials in 4 districts to understand
whether the developed materials and stories are okay with the target population or
not.
To rectify the key message delivered as well as to assemble the detailed reactions
and responses on some specifically designed and shared SBCC materials.
To collect the opinion and choices on printable materials with color preference,
languages and ideas, story concept likeability, way of mass presentation and media
behavior along with other module relevant with a SBCC material pre-test.
To identify any difficulties or objection (if any) and to get the recommendation from
the society to modify or redesign the SBCC materials, if necessary, after assessment.


CQR role: Pre-test the developed SBCC materials by Asiatic. Co-designing data
collection tools /Guidelines and translation, Training of research coordinators, research
analyst and research assistant on data collection, Data collection, Data processing, data
analysis and report writing and present research findings to UNFPA.

07.

Writing Case Stories under Promoting Safe Migration for the Women of Bangladesh Project, funded through the Silk Routes Facility

Sponsor: CARE – Bangladesh


Research Type: Qualitative (Case Study)


Duration: April to May 30, 2021


Objectives: The CQR is expected to review the collected raw case stories gathered
throughout the project (locations from Keranigonj and Nawabgonj Upazilla under Dhaka
District) and make necessary initiatives to rewrite (including interview taking) /copy editing
for required for standard publication procedure.


CQR role: Case Interviews. Reviewed the collected raw case stories gathered throughout
the project and make necessary initiatives to rewrite the case stories for publication.

08.

Assessment of the food environment around young children (< 5 years of age) with regard to availability and consumption of commercial complementary foods, other commercial snack foods and out of home foods

Sponsor: WHO (SEARO)


Research Type: Literature Review


Duration: 24 February to 30 April 2021


Objectives:

  • To gather information, through a literature search, regarding Bangladesh’s food environment for young children under 5 years of age with regard to consumption of commercial complementary foods, commercial snack foods and other out of home foods.
  • To analyze available data from Bangladesh on young children’s overall feeding practices, on the consumption of commercial complementary foods and commercial snack foods to enrich the information gathered from the literature review in objective 1.

 

CQR role: A summary report of the literature review and other available data with regard to commercial complementary foods, other commercial food products/snacks and out of home foods given to young children

09.

Join report writing with case studies of Comprehensive Competency Training on Nutrition (CCTN)

Sponsor: National Nutrition Services (NNS), DGHS, Ministry of Health and Family
Welfare


Duration: May 01 – Aug 15, 2021


Research type: Case and Report Writing


CQR role: Writing Case Studies, Documentation of CCTN Partners Meeting, & Write a
Joint Report with NNS.

10.

To evaluate the Acceptability and Understand the Potential of a FinTech health solution among the low- and mid-income mothers of Bangladesh

Sponsor: ACCESS Health International

Research type: Mixed method. [Dhaka, Chottogram, Khulna, and Rajshahi]


Duration: Dec 2020 to March 2021.

Business objective:
To understand the demand dynamics of such a FinTech solution among the relevant TG and design a
product/offering accordingly.


Research objectives:
1. Understand the existing problems
2. Identify Triggers and barriers of pursuing such solution
3. Understand Affordability of the Target Group (TG)
4. Understand aspiration regarding finance management and children

CQR role: Proposal development with AHI. Co-designing data collection tools /Guidelines and
translation, Training of research coordinators, research analyst and research
assistant on data collection, Data collection, Data processing, Support to data analysis.

11.

School-based Adolescent Integrated Nutrition Intervention in Bangladesh: A Process Evaluation

Project Name: School-based Adolescent Integrated Nutrition Intervention in Bangladesh:
A Process Evaluation

Research partner: CDC, RTMI, NI, BRAC


Research type: Mixed method
Duration: August 2019 to December 2020.


Project objective: This process evaluation aims to determine whether the program has been
implemented as intended and why, and how intervention components work to
produce an impact.

To evaluate the implementation fidelity
To assess the level of adherence to the program interventions among adolescents, how it might
change over time and identify potential barriers to and catalytic factors in
the adoption and maintenance of promoted intervention practices

 

CQR role: Proposal development with CDC for IRB application, Co-design data collection tools
/Guidelines and translation, Leading in country IRB submission and approval of the research
protocol, Training of research coordinators, research analyst and research assistant on data
collection, Data collection, Data processing, Support to data analysis.

12.

Formative Research to inform IFA questionnaire Development

Research Partner: Nutrition International, James Lee (indiv. consultant), CQR, BRAC.

Research type: Qualitative
Duration: January 2020 to November 2020

Project has three phases. 2 phases completed and last phase halt by the NI due to COVID-19
situation. During this time interim findings have been submitted to NI

Project Objectives:
The overall objective of this research is to determine whether there are alterations to the
standard IFA question set that could improve the accuracy of information gathered through nutrition surveys. Under this

the overall objective, the research has the following goals:

  • Understand what kinds of elaboration and explanation, if any, are already being offered to
    respondents by interviewers in order to make the standard questions
    understood. Are these already effective? What are the limitations of these strategies?
  • Identify areas in the standard IFA question set that frequently present difficulty for Bangladesh
    respondents to understand. Are these the same as those identified in
    Senegal?
  • Identify specific revisions to the questionnaire that, if piloted in Bangladesh, would be
    likely to improve the validity of data collected in Bangladesh.
  • Understand better how the passage of elapsed time is conceived of and discussed by respondents —-especially their time pregnancy. Does the concept of the trimester employed by the standard question set have meaning for mothers? Are there other terms or concepts that are more commonly used or accepted?

CQR role: Proposal development with James Lee for IRB application, Co-designing data collection tools /Guidelines and translation, Leading in country IRB submission and approval of the research protocol, Training of CQR qualitative research team members on data collection tools, Data collection, Data processing, Transcription and Translation, Support to data analysis.

13.

Early infant feeding decisions by pregnant mothers/mothers/caregivers: The Ecology of Formula Feeding

Research partners: M&C Saatchi World Services, TAHN, WHO, ICDDRB


Duration: April to September 2020


Research type: Mixed method
CQR role: Third-party monitoring and training for data collection on behalf of M&C Saatchi

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