Household Economy Analysis (HEA) in the North-West and North-Central Region of Bangladesh
The “Household Economy Analysis-HEA” report has been prepared by the Start Fund Bangladesh under the Start Network UK in collaboration with the Office of the UN Resident Coordinator and with technical support from NIRAPAD. The completion of this report would not have been possible without multi-stakeholder engagement and the team wishes to thank all those who have contributed to making this report well informed and comprehensive.
This report presents findings of HEA conducted in the north-west and north-central parts of Bangladesh during October-November 2021 in order to gain in-depth understanding of the livelihood and means of survival for different wealth groups, and the seasonality of livelihood strategies. The study provides more evidence-based information to support designing more effective forecast-based financing (FbF) and risk financing mechanism of Start Fund. Household Economy Approach (HEA) was used as the guiding methodological framework for the study. Specific data collection method included focus group discussions (FGDs), key informant interview (KII), consultative workshop with UN, INGOs and Start Fund representatives as well as review of available secondary documents and reports.