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Baseline Household Survey of Employment Generation Programme for the Poorest (EGPP 2010-2012)


The World Bank is expected to support the EGPP through a results-based investment loan to the Government of Bangladesh. Results-based lending instruments make disbursements toward the project they fund conditional on meeting a set of development results, which aim at ensuring accountability and transparency in the use of loaned funds, and improving the effectiveness of the investment.


The main objective of this consultancy is to conduct three survey rounds at one year intervals to collect, via face-to-face interviews, household level data in all seven divisions of Bangladesh for an impact evaluation of the Employment Generation Program for the Poorest (EGPP) Project.  The survey will cover both beneficiaries and non-beneficiaries of the project.


  1. Survey Round I, named the baseline survey, is carried out in November 2010 in a sample of 3,000 households;  
  2. Survey Round II, the mid follow-up survey,   in November 2011, resurveying  1,000 households from the baseline sample 
  3. Survey Round III, the final follow-up survey, in November 2012 in a sample of 3,000 households, including a panel component of 1,000 households surveyed in the previous rounds.  


The surveys are designed to collect detailed household level data of EGPP participants and non-participants to:


  • Examine program targeting and the determinants of program participation as well as assess the participant and non-participant views about the program, including the payment delivery system. 
  • Evaluate the impact of the program on net household incomes (measured relative to the household’s prior year income or relative to otherwise similar non-participant households), consumption, and responses to lean season vulnerability, including the use of coping strategies such as borrowing, migration, or reductions in the number and quality of meals eaten per day.  
  • Examine changes in household assets, especially in relation to possible distress sales, and look for impacts of the program on human capital through the channels of children’s school enrollment and household health spending.  


Sample size for first round (baseline survey)


It has been decided that the total sample of the baseline survey be made up of 3.300 households including   about 24 households from a sample village.  


Client reference: The World Bank, 1818 H Street, N. W. Washington, DC 20433, Phone: 202-473-1118, E-mail:, Web: The Authorized Representative: Jessica Leino, Economist, Human Development – Social Protection, South Asia Region, The World Bank,
Tel: +1 (202) 812-4084, Fax: +1 (202) 614-0947


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