Gender-sensitive risks and options assessment for decision-making to support WiF2
Programme of work
Evaluating complex interventions
International Food Policy Research Institute
Australian National University
American University Beirut
University of Dhaka
February 2020 to April 2022 (TBC)
Bangladesh, Nepal, Jordan and Lebanon
This evaluation will support the Department for International Development programme, Work in Freedom Phase 2 (WiF2) in assessing the effectiveness of interventions to reduce forced labour and trafficking along migration pathways from Bangladesh and Nepal to Jordan and Lebanon.
The study will:
- Update the gender-sensitive Risks and Options Assessment for Decision- making (ROAD) process by incorporating a gendered focus;
- Implement a quantitative complex survey with female migrants and their spouses to assess the risk of forced labour and trafficking along the migration pathway and the impact of WiF interventions to date;
- Assess the determinants of wage differentials of female migrants in Nepal, reanalysing existing quantitative data; and
- Conduct a qualitative evaluation of WiF’s impact on women’s empowerment in forced labour and trafficking situations in Bangladesh and Nepal.
Data will be collected on:
- Migrants in Nepal; and
- Employers in Lebanon.
In addition, qualitative work will be carried out on freedom of association in Lebanon and Jordan and on women’s empowerment in the countries of origin.
The study will provide evidence on the effectiveness of interventions that reduce vulnerability to trafficking and forced labour of women and girls from Bangladesh and Nepal to Middle Eastern countries. The evidence will be useful for organisations working on migrant rights and the scientific community.
- CEDIL Design Paper: Gender-Sensitive Risks and Options Assessment for Decision Making (ROAD) to Support WiF2, Design paper 4
- Reducing Vulnerability and Precarity of Low-Skilled Women in Short-Term Migration from the Global South: Key Policy Recommendations for the G-20 – Policy note on key risks along the migration pathway, on the role of women’s empowerment and on impact of WiF interventions, September 2021
- The role of social identity in improving access to water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) and health services: Evidence from Nepal – Research paper, September 19, 2021, Development Policy Review. https://doi.org/10.1111/dpr.12588