Concept note for Social Investment
Program Project (SIPP), Bangladesh
Team Members :
Md. Abdul Momen
Md. Golam Faruque
Md. Lutfor Rahman
MIM Zulfiqar
Dr. Erwin Bulte
Dr. Elliot Mghenyi
Objective of SIPP
To improve the livelihoods, quality of life and
resilience to climate variability, natural hazards
and other shocks of the rural poor, especially
the left-out poor and vulnerable households.
Project description
Project duration : 5-Years (June 2015)
Project villages to be covered : 1500;
Target group : Poor and Hardcore Poor (Identified
through PIP) and Unemployed Youth (from HCP and Poor)
Target beneficiaries : 200,000 HHs
Total project cost SIPP-2: US$ 115 million
Project description- Contd.
Component A: Community and Livelihood
Development at village level
 Institutional development (e.g. Capacity building, Institutional
set-up, grant to vulnerable, loan to youth for skill dev. )
 Livelihoods (community finance) ( e.g. grant to the VO but
loan to the targeted community)
 Community infrastructure and social services ( e.g.
Construction /rehabilitation of community assets)
Component B: Institutional Development and
Livelihoods Promotion at the Inter-village
 Market linkages and aggregate institutions
 Inter-village community infrastructure
Research questions
Focus now is on component-A (Community and
Livelihood Development at village level)
Question 1 : What is the impact CDD process
on social empowerment, governance, inclusion,
social capital and cohesiveness?
Question 2 : What is the impact of livelihood
development fund on economic wellbeing ?
Research Question 1
Attitudes, preferences etc
Proxies of social relations / social conflict
Disputes/Conflict resolution of the villages
Advance labor selling
Child marriages
Access to public and private services/resources
Research Question 2
Income ;
No. of meals in a day
Food habit- Meat or fish in a week
Randomized sub-treatments
Project restricts 70% of VO positions to hardcore poor –
subtreatment will relax the restriction
Livelihoods development fund to be expanded to nontarget households – the rich (using external funds). The
idea is to test whether inclusiveness improves project
Others to be decided
Identification strategy
Admin structure: District>Upazila (subdistrict)>union>village>target households)
District and Upazila (sub-district) will be selected based on
published poverty data, Vulnerability index, Accessibility
Randomly assign cluster intensity to unions (100% villages
treated, 70%, 30%, 0%)
Randomly assign unions to phases (3 phases in total but
only 1 and 3 used in the evaluation). Phase 3 is pipeline
Randomly select treatment villages in unions
Multi-stage clustered random sample
▪ Select district and sub-district (upazila) based on;
poverty data, vulnerability index, regional
characteristics e.g. Cyclone, flood, seasonal famine
▪ Randomly select clusters (unions)
▪ Randomly assign unions into phases (3) – only 1 and 2
used for evaluation
▪ Randomly select treatment and control villages
▪ Randomly sample target and control households
Baseline : November 2010
First follow-up : November 2012
Second follow-up : November 2014
Impact evaluation team
Project Team;
World Bank Team;
Research Team – External e.g. DIME & Local;
IE Survey Agency (Consulting Firm/Agency)
Estimated budget
Project already allocated US$ 2.00 million for
survey data collection, process monitoring and
thematic studies ;
Team will raise additional resources for
coordination and analysis
Thank you