RESEARCH & EVALUATION

SAJIDA has 25+ years of hands-on experience serving the underprivileged, has laid down a strong foundation for multidisciplinary research activities. In 2020, the research department was established to complement the organisational shift to design evidence-based programmes and impactful interventions. SF research department collaborates with external research consultants to conduct needs, baseline and endline assessment for effective project implementation. Furthermore, SAJIDA research department engages in academic-NGO affiliation with the idea of facilitating community-based research partnerships to co-create new knowledge. SF wants to contribute to drive sector level and national level policy formulation to create an inclusive society

URBAN POOR

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ECONOMIC AND FINANCIAL NEEDS ASSESSMENT OF COVID-19 RETRENCHED GARMENT WORKERS

The needs assessment aimed to understand the current and future livelihood conditions of retrenched workers due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This study reveals the vulnerability of RMG workers who have lost jobs. Based on the findings, specific interventions have been recommended to support the workers in the short run and attain sustainable livelihoods in the long run. Click here to read more.

CONCERNS, CHANGES AND CHALLENGES FACED BY THE EXTREME URBAN POOR IN DHAKA AND CHITTAGONG DURING THE COVID-19 LOCKDOWN

SAJIDA Foundation’s urban poverty team conducted a rapid response survey in order to understand the impact of COVID-19 in order to inform their programming and practice. The survey explored changes in living location, food security, income and employment, violence experienced as well as health status, key concerns, and plans post lockdown. As such, the survey provides a rare insight into the realities of city dwellers who experience extreme economic and social marginality and who are typically excluded from conversations surrounding urban poverty. Click here to read more

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CONCERNS, CHANGES AND CHALLENGES FACED BY THE EXTREME URBAN IN DHAKA AND CHITTAGONG DURING THE COVID-19 LOCKDOWN

SAJIDA Foundation’s urban poverty team conducted a rapid response survey in order to understand the impact of COVID-19 in order to inform their programming and practice. The survey explored changes in living location, food security, income and employment, violence experienced as well as health status, key concerns, and plans post lockdown. As such, the survey provides a rare insight into the realities of city dwellers who experience extreme economic and social marginality and who are typically excluded from conversations surrounding urban poverty. Click here to read more

CONCERNS,CHANGES AND CHALLENGES FACED BY THE EXTREME URBAN POOR IN DHAKA AND CHITTAGONG DURING THE  COVID-19 LOCKDOWN: JUNE FOLLOW-UP SURVEY

SAJIDA Foundation’s urban poverty team have conducted two rapid response surveys with a cohort of 572 service users of the Amrao Manush project in order to inform their programming and practice in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The first survey in April, explored changes  in living location, food security, income  and employment, violence experienced as well as health status, key concerns and plans post lockdown. 

The second survey, two months later, covered key follow-up questions from the first survey, with some additional questions regarding borrowing patterns and how rental payments (if applicable) were being managed. Click here to read more

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IMPROVING LIVES OF ORPHAN CHILDREN IN DESTITUTE (ILOD)

The ILOD project was implemented to improve the lives of financially vulnerable orphan children through providing education, health support, access to entitlement. More than one hundred households enrolled in ILOD project participated in a survey that aims to understand their livelihood status, their perception on key social issues and behavioral changes in terms of their children’s education and healthcare throughout the project timeline. The purpose of this survey was to evaluate the impact of the intervention and to understand the future prospects of possible replication of this project. Click here to read more

COVID-19  KNOWLEDGE, PERCEPTIONS, AND PRACTICES AND PRACTICES OF THE URBAN EXTREME POOR IN DHAKA AND CHITTAGONG (SURVEY)

SAJIDA Foundation’s Urban Poverty team conducted a Rapid Response Survey (Survey #3) with a group of 515 urban extreme poor who are service users of the ‘Amrao Manush’ project. The Amrao Manush (we are  people  too)  project  aims  to  improve  the  lives  and  livelihoods  of  pavement,  squatter  and  ‘under-developed’  slum  dwellers.  The  survey  aimed  to  investigate  the  knowledge,  perceptions  and  practices regarding  COVID-19  amongst  the  urban  extreme  poor  in  Dhaka  and  Chittagong.    The  survey  was conducted to ensure SAJIDA’s ongoing project work with the urban extreme poor is evidence-based and responsive to the contextual factors and emergent needs of this population. Click here to read more

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HEALTHCARE

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SOCIO-DEMOGRAPHIC PROFILE, POST-RECOVERY PHYSICAL AND MENTAL HEALTH CONSEQUENCES AMONGST PATIENTS OF COVID-19 IN BANGLADESH

A mixed-method study aims to investigate the socio-demographic profile of patients of COVID-19 admitted to a hospital dedicated solely to patients with COVID-19. It will also examine the post-recovery consequences of COVID-19 on the physical and mental health of the patients over time after recovery from the last symptom related to COVID-19. Click here to read more

RAPID NEEDS ASSESSMENT ON HEALTHCARE SERVICES

Rapid needs assessments have been conducted in Sunamganj, Netrokona and Manikganj districts to identify the needs and gaps of the existing healthcare system. A mixed method study to unpack the existing health behaviour and belief in the community, existing healthcare service structure, current health problems, health service requirements in the region and community perception of SAJIDA foundation. Click here to read more

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MENTAL HEALTH

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MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT FOR COVID-19 AFFECTED POPULATION

SAJIDA Foundation, British Asian Trust (BAT) and Psychological Health and Wellness Clinic (PHWC), have taken a set of initiatives focusing on mental health during the COVID-19 crisis. A study was conducted to evaluate the performance of the intervention against the intended results. This study measures the impact of the intervention in enabling the mentally vulnerable groups to deal with the COVID-19-induced mental health challenges. It also highlights the underlying factors that contribute to the mental health crisis during the ongoing pandemic Click here to read more

MENTAL HEALTH NEEDS ASSESSMENT OF FRONTLNIE HEALTHCARE WORKERS, INDIVIDUALS INFECTED WITH COVID-19 AND THEIR FMAILY MEMBERS

The advent of the novel coronavirus and its subsequent spread across the globe has put people at risk of adverse physiological and psychological risk. To address this multidisciplinary crisis, SAJIDA Foundation conducted a need-based assessment of the mental health status of four groups of individuals in Bangladesh: front-line healthcare workers (FLHW), family members of FLHWs, COVID-infected individuals, and family members of COVID-infected individuals. Using qualitative approach, a semi-structured interview guideline was developed and 65 participants including doctors, lab technicians, nurses and paramedics, cleaners, chauffeurs, and security guards were interviewed at the SAJIDA Foundation COVID-19 hospital in Narayanganj, in July 2020. The study highlights an array of psychological challenges and behavioural changes among participants, Needs and coping strategies of the participants and also recommended support for psychological adjustment for Covid-infected individuals and their families, and FLHW. Click here to read more

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