Child Well-Being Survey in urban areas of Bangladesh 2016
Child Well-Being Survey 2016 (CWS 2016) was conducted to measure the level of child well-being
in urban areas of Bangladesh in terms of nutrition, health, education, protection and access to water and sanitation.
As consequence of rapid urbanization, urban cities are experiencing extreme pressure on
housing, growth of slums and pressure on urban services. It is known that one-third of the
City Corporations’ population lives in slums, which are areas of dense concentration of people
and of conditions that affect health negatively. It is, therefore, of a great concern to know the
situation of urban children and their mothers, especially those living in slums. To understand
the situation of children and women in urban context Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics (BBS)
with support from UNICEF, commissioned this CWS 2016. Associates for Community and
Population Research (ACPR) implemented the survey.