NGO Forum is committed to embrace the innovative research opportunities in a collaborative approach with the renowned research organizations and development partners. Its long experiences and potentials always drive us to resolve the unresolved and also on any emerging issues through innovative research initiatives. NGO Forum has been always keen to widen its working horizon focusing on the ongoing and upcoming challenges like climate resilient technological innovation, urban health and solid waste management considering the rapid and unplanned urbanization, Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM), environmental hazards, WASH services in the healthcare facilities, occupational health, essential health care along with nutrition, adolescent Health,arsenic mitigation considering the magnitude of the problems.


In the last three decades of the organization’s intervention in the WatSan sector, it has produced significant number of research works contributing to the betterment of the hard-to-reach communities in terms of safe water, hygienic sanitation, and health in this connection. NGO Forum advances on its research productions towards updating of its programmes and approaches. Some of its recent research works have been conducted in the field of climate change effects in several agro-ecological zones of the country.

Name of Completed Research Study undertaken by NGO Forum

Serial No. Name of Completed Research Study undertaken by NGO Forum Year
81 A Situation Analysis on WatSan of Greater Dhaka District 1993
80 Integrated WatSan Programme Through NGOS 1993
79 Integrated WatSan Programme for Coastal Region 1993
78 Social Mobilization for Sanitation 1993
77 Water and Sanitation Programme for Rohingya Refugees 1993
76 Evaluation of field kits used for arsenic detection in ground water 1999
75 Evaluation of a Arsenic Removal Household Device - Bucket Treatment Unit (BTU) 2000
74 Action Research On Rain Water Harvesting 2000
73 An intervention trial to assess the contribution of food chain to total arsenic exposure 2002
72 Arsenic removal efficiency of Iron Removal Plant (IRP) - A cross sectional study 2002
71 Applied Research on Impediments towards Sanitary latrine Coverage in the Rural Bangladesh 2002
70 Pilot Scheme on Pipeline Water Supply 2002
69 Action Research on Mitigation of Health & Social Consequences of Ground Water Arsenic Poisoning in Bangladesh 2003 - 2005
68 Risk & Benefit of Arsenic Mitigation Program in Bangaldesh 2003
67 Study on Understanding Communication and Behavioral Change in Hygiene, Sanitation and Water use 2003 - 2005
66 Study on causes and contamination level of drinking water supply (safe water chain study) 2004
65 Action Research on Alternative Strategies of Environmental Sanitation and Waste Management for Improved Health and Socio-economic Development in Peri-urban Coastal Communities of South Asia 2004 - 2005
64 Study on Sanitation Movement in Bangladesh and the Role of Private Sector 2004
63 Study on Private Sector Capacity and Involvement in Water Supply 2004
62 Environmental Screening of PSFs Installed Under RVCC Project in paikgacha Upazila, Khulna 2005
61 Environmental Impact Assessment for Six Deep Tubewells 2005
60 KAP Study on ‘ Community-managed Water and Sanitation Programme in Coastal Areas of Chittagong and Cox’s Bazar Districts 2005
59 Study of the Reuse of Human Excreta in Bangladesh 2005
58 Action Research on Improved Participatory Approach in Hygiene and Sanitation Promotion 2005
57 Direction for Development Communication in Changed Approach based on Community Feedback 2005
56 Waste Water Agriculture, Sanitation and Poverty Alleviation (WASPA) in Asia 2005 - 2007
55 Association between Chronic Arsenic Exposure and Nutritional Status among the Women of Childbearing Age: A Case study in Bangladesh 2005 - 2008
54 Chronic Arsenic Poisoning and Respiratory Effects in Banglades 2005
53 Chronic Arsenic Exposure and Adverse Reproductive/Pregnancy Outcomes in Bangladesh. 2005
52 Association between Nutritional Status & Arsenicosis due to Chronic Arsenic Exposure in Bangladesh 2006
51 Study on Sanitation and Hygiene Situation in Some Haor Areas in Bangladesh 2006
50 Scientific Research on the Pattern of Spatial Arsenic Risk: Mapping with RBF Geostatistical Interpolation Method 2006
49 Study on Sanitation and Hygiene Situation in Tidal Surge Areas, Bangladesh 2007
48 Study on Sanitation and Hygiene Situation in the Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT) Areas in Bangladesh 2007
47 Deployment of Arsenic Removal technologies 2007
46 Study on Water and Sanitation Situation in Tea Gardens 2007
45 DHB Decentralized and Local Public Goods:How does allocation of decision –making authority affects provision? 2007 - 2008
44 Decentralization and Local Public Goods: How does Allocation of Decision-making Authority Affects Provision? 2007-2011
43 Utilization of ADP Allocation Money towards Achieving Sustainable Sanitation Coverage in Bangladesh 2007 - 2008
42 Arsenicosis and Its Health Seeking Behaviours in Rural Bangladesh 2008
41 Study on WatSan Contribution in Poverty Reduction 2008
40 Impact Assesment Study of the Community Managed Water and Sanitation Programme (CMWSP) for the Rural Poor in the CHT 2008
39 Finding out the Most Suitable Alternative Water Options in the Project Area of Integrated Community –based Arsenic Mitigation (ICBAM) Project and Approach for Mitigation 2008
38 Distribution of Arsenic Concentration in Tubewell Water in 100 Arsenic Contaminated Unions of Bangladesh 2008
37 Understanding the Impact of Climate Change on Household Water and Sanitation Practice in Rural and Small Towns in Bangladesh: Key lesson from Cyclone SIDR and Flood 2007 2009
36 Arsenic Crisis in Rural Bangladesh: Indigenous Knowledge and Practice 2009
35 Arsenicosis Patient Management Strategy in Rural Bangladesh:Different Approaches and Its Impact on Public Health Sector 2009
34 Finding out the Most Suitable Arsenic Mitigation Approach by Comparing the Performance of ICBAMP with the other Projects 2009
33 Situation Analysis of manganese in Drinking Water in Bangladesh 2009
32 Climate Change Effect in Off-shore Island and its Implication on WatSan 2010
31 Research of Climate Scenario and its Impact on Water and Sanitation in Haor Areas of Bangladesh 2010
30 Study on Sanitation and Hygiene Situation in Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT), Bangladesh 2010
29 WatSan Contribution in Poverty Reduction: Utilization of ADP 2010
28 Climate Change Effects in Off-shore islands and its Implication on WatSan 2010
27 Research on Climate Change Scenario and its Impact on Water and Sanitation in Haor Areas of Bangladesh 2010
26 Study on Sanitation and Hygiene Situation in Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT), Bangladesh 2010
25 WatSan Contribution in Poverty Reduction : Utilization of ADP 2010
24 Programme Impact on Diarrhoeal Risk Reduction 2011
23 Suitable Arsenic –safe Water Options in Rural Bangladesh: Experience of NGO Forum 2011
22 Cancer Morbidity and Mortality among Chronically Arsenic-exposed Population in Rural Bangladesh 2012
21 Study on Climate Change Impacts, Vulnerability and Current Adaptation Practices in Water Supply, Sanitation and Hygiene Practices in Hard-to-Reach Areas 2012
20 Research in Decision, Risk and Managament Science: Does participation in Project decision-making affect how intended beneficiaries report project outcomes? 2012
19 Value at the End of the Sanitation Value Chain (VeSV) 2013
18 Morbidity reduction through improved hygiene behavior 2013
17 Research Efficiency of Existing WatSan Technologies in Hard-to-Reach Areas 2014
16 Effects of Community Integration on Capacity Building of Local Actors on WaSH in Vulnerable Geophysical Zones 2014
15 Assessing Eco-san Contribution to Socio-economic, Health & Environmental Upliftment 2015
14 Community Contributions, Participatory Decision-making and Local Public Goods: a Field Experiment in Bangladesh 2015
13 Impact of School WaSH Facilities in the Enrollment of Girl Students 2015
12 Study on Managed Aquifer Recharge in Barind area of Bangladesh 2015
11 Study on Feasibility of Reverse Osmosis in the Saline Zone 2015
10 Potentials of Multi-stakeholder Approach for Sustainable Water Supply, Health and Environment Programs 2016
9 Community contributions, participatory decision-making and local public goods: A field experiment in Bangladesh (CPLPG) 2016
8 Mechanisms of Participatory Development: Fairness Norms and Value of Participation. 2017
7 Faecal Sludge Management in Mymensingh Municipality 2017
6 Access to safe drinking water: Experimental evidence from new water sources in Bangladesh 2018
5 Understanding institutional persistence: Exposure to community-driven development and the value of autonomy and democracy 2018
4 Community contributions, participatory decision-making and local public goods 2019
3 Situation analysis on WASH in Healthcare Facility-advocacy strategy 2019
2 Information & Public Services Provision: Experimental evidence from school WASH services in Bangladesh 2019
1 Participation and Sustainability: Experimental Evidence from Safe Water Sources in Bangladesh 2019

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