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Final Evaluation of the Initiative for Increasing the Production and Use of Eco-Friendly Construction Materials Project

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Sustainable Enterprise Project (SEP) project is jointly financed by Palli Karma-Sahayak Foundation (PKSF) and World Bank. The objective of the project is to increase the adoption of environmentally sustainable practices by targeted microenterprises. The project tends to demonstrate the project impact on 30 different sub-sectors. The project prioritizes a selected number of polluting microenterprise business clusters and supports the expansion of innovative economic activities conducive to a more sustainable environment.

ESDO are implementing a sub-project of SEP, namely, “Initiative for increasing the production and use of Eco-Friendly Construction Materials” in Chirir Bandar and Dinajpur Sadar Upazila under Dinajpur District and Thakurgaon Sadar, Ranisongkoil and Banliadangi under Thakurgaon District of Bangladesh. This 02 year’s June 2021 to May 2023 sub-project will support to achieve global goals of the main SEP project. The sub-project activities have been implemented in the business clusters of eco-friendly construction subsector to improve the overall business and environment of the microenterprises. The main purpose of this subproject was to ensure environment friendly materials in construction process. Furthermore, this subproject aimed at to introduce environment protective construction process to the micro-enterprises to reduce the environment pollution. The use of safety equipment during traditional and modern construction process was the major activities of the subproject.

BRID is conducting a final evaluation study on EFCM project of ESDO to: a) measure the results level changes i.e., Project Development Objectives (PDOs) and Intermediaries Results Indicator (IRI); b) evaluate the social, economic and environmental impact due to sub-project interventions; c) assess the level of satisfaction of various categories of project participants with services provided by the project; d) assess the anticipated changes due to capacity development supports like, certification, training, branding and marketing etc.; and e) draw lessons learned and good practices for replication and provide recommendations for continued project interventions and scaling it up.