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Social Impact Assessment and Rapid Host Community Impact Assessment


UNDP and UN Women are supporting the Government and the humanitarian system to ensure that the crisis response is informed by recovery and development needs, and that economic, environmental and social risks are addressed and recovery actions are initiated. Based on a request for support from the Ministry of Disaster Management and Relief in mid-October, the agencies’ global mandate and expertise, and the Humanitarian Country Team’s call for augmented response capacity, the two agencies have carried out a development impact and recovery needs assessment to inform response actions, and to prepare for mid- to long-term interventions in the affected area. The assessment objectives were:
i. To identify the impact the influx on the development situation of affected districts, including economic, social and environmental impacts;
ii. To make recommendations for critical action, new programming and reprogramming projects and response to support early recovery.

Key findings: 

The assessment began on 24 October 2017 and will result in three reports currently being finalized; a social impact assessment report, a rapid environmental assessment report, and a host community conditions report.

Assessment Questionnaire: 
Publicly Available
Assessment Data: 
Publicly Available
Assessment Date(s): 
24 Oct 2017 to 12 Dec 2017
Report completed
Collection Method(s): 
Key Informant Interview
Focus group discussion
Population Type(s): 
Displaced population
Host communities
Leading/Coordinating Organization(s): 
United Nations Development Programme
United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women
Cox's Bazar
Early Recovery
Bangladesh: Rohingya Refugee Crisis 2017-2021