Midterm Evaluation of ‘Resilient, Inclusive and Innovative Cities in Bangladesh (RIICB)’ Project
Bangladesh’s urban population of 42 million is one of the largest in the world. Cities like Dhaka and Mymensingh are experiencing exceptional urban growth rates, coupled with rising inequality and poverty. Both cities struggle with inadequate infrastructure, limited social services (particularly health, sanitation and waste management) and rapid environmental degradation. Both are highly vulnerable to natural disasters. The emerging urban economy in Bangladesh mostly relies on the growing informal sector where conditions for workers are poor, exacerbating inequality and disproportionately impacting women, un-skilled youth and ethnic minorities.
The “Resilient, Inclusive and Innovative Cities” Project aimed to support vulnerable urban communities, particularly women, youth, people with disabilities in Dhaka and Mymensingh to become more resilient to social, economic and climate shocks and stresses by 2023.
Thus, the overall objective of this midterm evaluation is to review the relevance, effectiveness, efficiency of project interventions. Moreover, this mid-term evaluation will also provide the opportunity for accountability towards the project stakeholders, as well as important learning for the project teams and partners.
The project is being implemented by Oxfam Bangladesh in partnership with NGO Forum for Public Health ( NGOF), Bangladesh Institute of Labour Studies (BILS), Nari Maitree (NM) Dustha Shasthya Kendra ( DSK)