Socio-Economic and Livelihood

Socio-Economic & Institutional Division

The Social and Economic Division is responsible for overseeing and protecting the economic interests of projects through using most modern social and economic analytical tools for project planning, preparation, development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation. The Division carries out studies and research with respect to optimisation of use and management of natural, financial and human resources for projects under both the public and private sector.

The Division is gradually extending its scope to cover national targets under the MDGs and the upcoming PRSP-II through direct participation in preparing those national documents. The Division synchronises elements of multidisciplinary issues for integrated resources management, including development of economic modelling of climate change. The project activities carried out during the financial year 2006-07 are present below:

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Dr Dilruba Ahmed
Socio-Economic and Resettlement Expert

She has more than 20 years of experience in the social development field. She has worked on rural and urban development projects of UN organisations such as UNICEF, WFP, UNDP, FAO, and for different government agencies (BARI, DAE, BWDB, LGED, DPHE, BIWTA, DOE, BMDA, RHD, PDB, Dir... More

Area of Expertise

  • Socio-economic studies involving economic resources, planning and management, poverty, gender and livelihood studies, economic analyses, anthropological and demographic investigation, water pricing, socio-economic impacts of interventions, etc.
  • Social Impact Assessment (SIA)
  • Baseline Survey
  • Initial Environmental Examination (IEE)
  • Resettlement Plan
  • Social Safeguard Plan
  • Indigenous People Plan
  • Social Mobilisation and Group Formation
  • Gender Analysis
  • Value Chain Analysis
  • Poverty and Livelihood Analysis and Modelling


Projects Under this Division

Mapping and GIS database for Adarsha gram

Agricultural Khas Land Distribution to the poor and landless is one of GoB’s important poverty alleviation policies...Read More

GIS Support to Land Acquisition and Resettlement (LA&R) for PMBP

Developed a GIS based Information Management System which will provide assistance to Padma...Read More

Screening, Technical and Environmental Auditing of BWDB Schemes

The benefits expected from the Water Management Improvement Projects (WMIP) are reduced...Read More

River Bank Erosion Prediction

Every year, the highly dynamic Jamuna, Padma and Lower Meghna rivers render thousands of people in Bangladesh landless by eroding large areas of floodplains...Read More

Convergence of Inland Navigation and Integrated Water Resources Management Goals

In association with partner organizations of India, CEGIS has...Read More

Physical Processes of the Meghna Estuary

Throughout the centuries, the Meghna estuary has experienced the dynamic process of erosion and accretion. The eroded (land loss)...Read More

Second National Communication of Bangladesh

Every member country to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change...Read More

Multi-hazard Zone Maps for Community Risk Assessment

Community Risk Assessment (CRA) is a process of identification, assessment and analysis of hazard specific risks in different...Read More

Investigation of Impact of Sea Level Rise on Coastal Communities

This study was a national level assessment of the impacts of Sea Level Rise (SLR) on...Read More