Coastal zone of Bangladesh is considered one of the critically climate-vulnerable areas for geographical location, existing ecosystems and human settlements under the contemporary climate change scenarios. Mongla, the sub-district of Bagerhat district, adjacent to the unique mangrove forest Sundarbans and Bay of Bengal, is highly vulnerable due to its proximity to the sea. Storm surges, cyclones, tidal inundation, and salinity intrusion are common climate-induced sudden and slow onset disasters in Mongla. Resilience, Empower, Support and Opportunity for Underprivileged Communities to Reduce Climate Change Effects (RESOURCE) project has been implemented in Mongla to enhance knowledge and practice on resilient climate food and water security of the vulnerable communities of Mongla Upazila.
Objectives of the study
The purpose of this evaluation study was to assess the overall effectiveness and identify the worth of prospects of continuation of the project, if any, for addressing the issue being dealt with by the project.
Methodology of the study
The study was conducted per DAC OECD criteria (relevance, timeliness, quality, effectiveness, replicability, sustainability). The methodology, however, included:
- Collection and review of literature and documents;
- Primary intelligence generation
- Data analysis using SPSS