Reviewing progress towards delivering expected output & planning for the future of the urban poor
This study has been conducted to assess the community level outcomes of supporting improvements of water, sanitation, and infrastructure facilities in poor urban settlements in 22 of these towns and cities across Bangladesh using UPPR’s Settlement and Living Conditions Sub-Index.
The MPI is based upon the methodology of Alkire and Foster to measure multiple dimensions of human well-being and seeks to measure acute poverty across several non-income dimensions. UPPR carried out a second MPI study in 2014 and found that 23.5% of the surveyed population was experiencing multidimensional poverty.
In 2013 UPPR engaged women in the community to learn what empowerment meant to them and which aspects of empowerment are the most important. This information was used to build an index which could measure the empowerment status of women in poor urban settlements. The first women’s empowerment study took place in 2013 with a sample of 909 women in 12 towns. Building on this, UPPR undertook a follow- up study in 2014 with a sample of 2,700 women in 22 towns and cities.
A value for Money Assessment of Urban Partnerships for Poverty Reduction Project