Duncan Knox - Migrating out of Poverty Internship 2013-14 in Bangladesh

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Duncan Knox presents his experience as an intern supervised by the Refugee and Migratory Movements Research Unit (RMMRU) supported by the Migrating out of Poverty programme.
  • 1. Presentation Slideshow: Migrating Out of Poverty Research Programme Consortium 2013 Internship Scheme at Refugee and Migration Movements Research Unit (RMMRU), Dhaka, Bangladesh Duncan Knox
  • 2. RMMRU Internship work based in Dhaka
  • 3. Work within office: developing survey methodology developing questionnaire, coding, checking surveys, writing progress reports on survey projects, writing literature review. Team based and independent work.
  • 4. Work outside office: attending and presenting at workshops including: RMMRU Impact of Migration on Poverty and Development Workshop, RMMRU New Knowledge on Climate Change and Migration in Bangladesh, BRAC migration workshop, World Bank Bangladesh Poverty Assessment Launch.
  • 5. Work outside office (continued): preparing, assisting and presenting at RMMRU Impact of Migration on Poverty and Development Training Workshop – training survey enumerators for fieldwork
  • 6. Internship Fieldwork • 3 day trip to Tangail district • 10 day trip to Comilla district
  • 7. Attending and conducting Key Informant Interviews (KII). The KII enabled aggregated village level information to be collected for each village in the survey.
  • 8. Attending household questionnaires: assisting team supervisor Ms. Marina Sultana in carrying out household questionnaires
  • 9. Attending household questionnaires: selected households often invited us to complete the survey inside their houses
  • 10. Attending household questionnaires: guiding and giving performance feedback to enumerator team when necessary
  • 11. Planning and communicating with enumerator, sampling strategy and checking survey quality
  • 12. Record village development indicators : e.g. number of pharmacies in village
  • 13. Visit areas relating to migration and development: e.g. cooperative brickfield factory. Some migrants used remittance earnings to invest in this venture
  • 14. Attend Migrant Rights Protection Committee meeting
  • 15. Forms of Transport I frequently used in Bangladesh
  • 16. Rickshaw
  • 17. CNG ‘baby taxi’
  • 18. Bus
  • 19. Launch boat
  • 20. Accommodation
  • 21. Dhaka University, Teacher Student Centre Guesthouse Outside view
  • 22. Dhaka University, Teacher Student Centre Guesthouse Inside view
  • 23. Private shared flat on Elephant Road View from 15 storey balcony
  • 24. Leisure time in Dhaka
  • 25. Visiting local markets and bazaars
  • 26. Visiting University area
  • 27. Days of national celebration
  • 28. Visit cultural sites and monuments
  • 29. Travel opportunities
  • 30. Boat trip to City of Chandpur
  • 31. Trip to Sundarbans (Worlds largest mangrove forest)
  • 32. Trekking in Sundarbans
  • 33. Trekking in Sundarbans (continued)
  • 34. Sightseeing
  • 35. Experience of rural life
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