Final Evaluation of UDDOKTA Project
Final Evaluation of ‘Uddokta’ Project
Uddokta - empowering entrepreneurs - is a three-year (2020-2022) project co-funded by Chevron and the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) and implemented by iDE. Under Chevron’s Bangladesh Partnership Initiative (BPI) and SDC’s COVID-19 Relief Emergency Grant, Uddokta seeks to improve income and livelihoods and promote the inclusive and non-discriminative society and employment opportunities of the poor and disadvantaged people through enterprise development and strengthening market systems in the Sylhet Division (Northeast of Bangladesh). The first objective of the project is to increase the income of 1,100 micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) and the second objective is to ensure 1,500 out-of-job youths who have been affected by COVID-19 have full-time equivalent jobs in high-growth sectors. Uddokta is being implemented in 4 districts in the Sylhet division: Sylhet, Moulvibazar, Habiganj, and Sunamganj.
As the project is ending by this year, thus initiative has been taken to conduct a final evaluation of the project. In addition, the assignment also aims to conduct an impact evaluation to extract attribution of the project in comparison with the control group.