The purpose of the project is to understand hygiene and sanitation behavior of seasonal migrant workers in Bangladesh.
The researchers expanded on two existing randomized controlled trials in Bangladesh – which had previously been implemented - to study the sanitation behavior of season migrants and their families (several thousand people were included in the trial).
Seasonal migration could be an important tool to address seasonal poverty documented in many countries such as Bangladesh (Bryan, Chowdhury and Mobarak, 2014).
In this study, researchers seek to answer two related questions: do rural sanitation campaigns impact migrant (worker) behaviors when they move to cities and towns? Conversely, do migrant workers bring back sanitation habits acquired in cities and towns to their home villages?
Research or implementation partners:
Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) Bangladesh hosts the project and was responsible for data collection and data integrity, and to ensure that the project is run properly. RDRS Bangladesh, a local non-profit organization was responsible for implementing interventions.
Asia & Pacific Bangladesh Behaviour change Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Other Other Public awareness, advocacy and civil society engagement (WG9) Specific to one or several countries University, education or research institution
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