This study examines the Program for Strengthening Household Access to Resources (PROSHAR)’s impact on gender issues in southwestern Bangladesh. PROSHAR improves livelihoods (Strategic Objective (SO) 1); builds local knowledge of and access to health and nutrition services (SO2); and strengthens people’s capacities to respond to chronic disasters such as cyclones, drought, or flooding (SO3).
PROSHAR has integrated gender considerations throughout each of these SOs to ensure that men and women have equal opportunities to participate in and benefit from project activities. This gender impact assessment examines how PROSHAR’s gender integration efforts have affected men and women’s time allocation, mobility, and decision making. It also studies the most significant changes that occurred because of PROSHAR’s work with gender issues.