Assignment Name:

MTR (Mid-term Review) of promoting Sustainable Consumption& production of Jute Diversified Products & Holistic Analysis on the Social, Political, Economic and Environmental Vulnerabilities

Name of Client:
Funded by:

Care Bangladesh

Duration of assignment (months):
Start date (month/year):
Completion date (month/year):

1.5 Months
30 September,2015
07 November, 2015

Location within country:
Total No. of staff-months of the assignment:

1.5 months

Narrative description of Project:

The regional environment program SWITCH-Asia, funded by European Commission, aims to promote the adoption of Sustainable Consumption and Production (PCP) among Small and Medium sized Enterprises and consumer group in Asia and Europe. Under the common interest of regaining the glorious past of jute sector and mandate to SCP according to global demand CARE Bangladesh has been implementing the project “Promoting Sustainable Consumption & Production of Jute diversified products”. The major activities of the project include:

  • Strengthening farmers’ organization and production practices to promote eco-friendly production of high quality raw jute
  • Developing effective linkages within the jute value chain, bringing together business intermediaries based on sustainable business models and involving JDP entrepreneurs to collectively address their constraints in production and export of market-demand-driven JDPs.
  • Influencing the environmental policy and consumption patterns that have the potential to boost Bangladesh’s growth in the jute sector.

CARE Bangladesh commissioned Innovision Consulting Private Limited to conduct the study titled “Midterm Review of Promoting Sustainable Consumption & Promotion of Jute Diversified Products” The objectives of the midterm review were:

  • Assess the effectiveness of project strategies and implementation of interventions
  • Determine the progress of the project both in quantitative and qualitative areas
  • Give an indication whether outcomes were likely to be reached under the current set-up
  • Stimulate efficiency by improving results measurement and adaptive management
  • Formulate recommendations for enhancing impact and sustainability
  • Provide recommendations for improving the design and implementation of the project
  • Identify the challenging issues that can be addressed immediately to overcome within the stipulate timeframe of the project
  • Promote accountability to the stakeholders.

Description of actual services provided by your staff within the assignment:

The technical inputs provided by Innovision in this assignment included:

  • Review of relevant literature
  • Analysis of different sort of policies and laws regarding the scope of the study
  • Preparation of survey tools and survey materials, development of survey materials, conduction of FGDs (Focus Group Discussion)
  • Analysis of data and information collected through the research
  • Preparation of draft report of the Holistic Study; presentation of findings to client, review , finalization and submission of report
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