The present status of lAS-I sample population
AuthorHalder, Shantana R.
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CitationHalder, S. R. (1996, August). The present status of lAS-I sample population. Research Reports (1996): Economic Studies, Vol - XI , 67–84.
The Research and Evaluation Division (RED) of BRAC recently carried out a quick survey on the present status of the sample population of IAS-I in preparation for the IAS-ll to be conducted during 1996-97. It was contemplated that the sample population of the first study could form a panel for subsequent studies for measuring effective impact of RDP one time by following up the achievements of the respondents. However, this could not be made feasible if there were a significant dropout of members and a similar change in the status of the comparison group through their enrolment in GO/NGO poverty alleviation program. The specific objectives of the study were thus to : (1) determine the present status of both BRAC members and comparison households in terms of their BRAC membership and non- involvement in development programs respectively; (2) ascertain present residential status, (3) find out reasons for dropout of BRAC membership and (4) to identify those sample households which could be considered for preparing a panel of households for the IAS-11. The present survey was carried out on all 2250 lAS-I sampled households of which 1500 are BRAC members and other 750 are non-BRAC members using a structured questionnaire. Questionnaire was derived mainly to elicit data on dropouts, migration and death of BRAC members since lAS-I survey period, an enrolment of comparison household members in GO/NGO programs and on their migration and death. Data on present status of the sample VOs were also obtained.