With the view of its mission to inquire about evidence for policy for an inclusive society, IID has successfully completed a national-level education resilience survey. The study explores different aspects of education, including factors behind drop-out rates, education expenses, guardian awareness, student mental health, education budget, factors behind child marriage, perceptions regarding new curriculum and books, the post-Covid situation in education, etc.
The survey was carried out in 10 districts across Bangladesh, including Dhaka, Satkhira, Moulvibazar, Nilphamari, Jashore, Gopalganj, Rangamati, Sirajganj, Gaibandha, and Mymensingh. With the assistance of 27 dedicated enumerators, data were collected from approximately 3000 households in approximately 100 villages that were chosen for the study.
Before commencing the survey, IID conducted a 5-day-long training session for surveyors in Dhaka to give them proper orientation on the survey questionnaire, sampling, and tools. The training was essential to ensure accurate and reliable data collection
The study is being conducted as part of IID’s ongoing education initiative, ‘e!quality’, supported by the Global Partnership for Education. The collected data will inform policy decisions that will ultimately lead to a more resilient and inclusive education system in Bangladesh.