Research on waste pickers’ livelihoods, vulnerabilities and means to overcome existing condition.

Country : Bangladesh

Assignment Location: Dhaka, Bangladesh

Duration of assignment: 13 (Thirteen)  months 

Status: Completed

Name of Client:  International Training Network (ITN), BUET

Professional Experts/Staff provided by Your Organization:

No of Expert: 02

No of Staff: 06

No of person-Months:   13

Start Date(Month/Year) : November, 2008- Completion Date (Month/Year): November, 2009

Position of the senior professional experts  of your firm performed in the project:

     Principal Researcher

Associate Researcher

Objectives  of the Project:

The ITN Centre at BUET has been conducting research and training on water, sanitation, and waste management for over 10 years. It has supported a number of researches on neglected areas of the sector. As part of this effort, ITN awarded a contract to Commitment Consultants to conduct a study on the livelihoods of waste pickers in Dhaka city. CC with a number of field researchers conducted the study.

Detail Description of Actual Services Provided by CC’s Experts and  Staff:

It was good opportunity to develop a comprehensive research to investigate the livelihoods and vulnerabilities of waste pickers in Dhaka city. Commitment Consultants successfully engaged with the waste pickers and elicited information on their livelihood patterns, socio-economic condition, water-sanitation-hygiene situation, and risks and vulnerabilities. Different methods were used for data collection. The sample size was 500 respondents. The findings were disseminated in a national workshop organized