Client Name: Fairwork, Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford
Project Theme: Digital Economy
Project Duration: From July 2020 To December 2021
Description: As a Bangladesh country-partner Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford, DataSense has been conducting the landscape assessment of the gig economy labour scenario in Bangladesh. The research is looking into the current labour policies and practices by the gig work platforms and creating an annual ranking of these platforms based on their performance in maintaining these policies.
Principal Investogator: Dr Ananya Raihan
Research Lead: Dr Murali Shanmugavelan
- Dr Sayema Haque Bidisha
- Barrister Anita Ghazi Rahman
- Tasnim Mustaque
- Sabrina Mustabin Jaigirdar
Location: Bangladesh, as a part of the global endeavour in more than 20 countries
- Landscape assessment about the gig economy labour scenario in Bangladesh
- Secondary research into policies and practices of the gig work platforms and the overall regulatory
- Publishing the findings of the platforms in the Bangladeshi gig economy in a comprehensive report that evaluates the overall status of gig workers in the economy.
- Influencing the platforms and stakeholders for creating a decent work–based gig economy ecosystem.
Theme: Economic Opportunities, Skills Development
Description: With the aim of creating a wide and qualified network of data sources around Bangladesh, DataSense has launched a project of identifying, employing, and developing a pool of dedicated data freelancers. The recruited freelancers of this project will be offered with freelancing opportunities, ranging from data collection to project monitoring and many other data-based and research-based tasks. The opportunities consist of various capacities regarding gender, religion, ethnicity and age.
- Qualified network of data sources
- Data-based freelancing opportunities
- Development of freelancing skills
- Ensure data driven tasks with the excellent quality and reasonable price
- Create more freelancing based earning oppurtunities
- Nationwide data freelancing network
Theme: Impact Assessment
Description: Shujog aimed to understand and develop the delivery chain of products and services for the aquaculture sector. For this purpose, DataSense will focus on the needs and behavioural patterns of the small-scaled aquafarmers in acquiring aqua products and services.
- To understand the need and the demand for new aquaculture products, along with fish feed, and the scope of selling such products.
- To identify the pain points of the micro-merchants and the aquafarmers.
- To find out the distribution problems and to understand those problems.
- To analyze and understand the sustainability of the business.
- WorldFish will be able to improve the designed products and services for their current and future aquaculture projects
- create a sustainable plan for these projects.
- WorldFish and iSocial will be able to develop a perfect micro-franchise delivery chain model and contribute to the welfare of the small-scale aquafarmers of the Jashore district.
Theme: Social and Economic Research
Description: DataSense has initiated a Pattern Generation from BoP Household data project with the goal of identifying a nationally representative panel of respondents and using them to collect various information in order to produce a complete dataset, establish policy, and take action.
- To Have union level representative data for households across the entire country.
- To generate geography-specific pattern
- To Assist in Data-driven decision making
- A nationwide respondent network and profile
- critical, dynamic, and reliable insights and interventions for government agencies, development partners, and other institutions
Theme: Labor Migration research, Research Dissemination, Communications
Description: Over the past 11 years, the International Labor Organization has run its Migration Project for the well-being of Bangladeshi migrant workers. As an external consultant with our partner firm Visual Communications Limited, DataSense is working with the ILO to curate, reproduce, and republish existing research from the project, while also developing new content. The material being developed by DataSense will be distributed to relevant stakeholders in the government, private and development sectors.
- Reviewing, editing, curating, and republishing existing research outputs from the project by preparing them for public dissemination
- Developing new content based on project outputs for circulation
- Successfully communicated the achievements and outputs of the ILO migration project to the relevant stakeholders and broader public.
- Developing and implementing the strategy for an online portal where project outputs are deposited.
- Widespread awareness, acknowledgement, and acceptance about the outputs of the ILO’s Migration Project and ensuring the sustainability of the project outcomes.
Theme: Economy and Enterprises, Impact Assessment
Description: In this era of digital transformation, Shujog has been working on offering a range of digital credit products, meeting the unique needs of the BoP population and the mass clients of iSocial, and assisting them in improving their access to finance. In this regard, DataSense will provide intelligence assistance to Shujog, and facilitate them in designing and improving these credit products.
- To capture the credit needs of the market
- To understand the market behaviour in meeting the credit requirements
- To assist in the product design process
- To enhance the credit access opportunities for the BoP population
- To improve the business prospects of Kallyanis, Sukormis and Shujog Shohojogis
- Increased demand for credit from the creditors’ end
- The lower credit default rate
- Improved business performance of Kallyanis, Sukormis, and Shujog Shohojogis
- Profitability of the credit operations is well