Effective targeting is a hallmark of the BRAC’s CFPR/TUP programme. Like many other argeted programmes, CFPR/TUP combines a number of targeting methods. Launching in 2002, his programme has scaled up in 2005. Despite this scaling up, success in targeting has been aintained. Using poverty assessment tool, developed by CGAP, it was observed that about three uarters of the beneficiaries of this programme belong to the poorest quartile. his is a ommendable achievement when compared to other .......

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  • Writer Name Munshi Sulaiman, Imran Matin
  • Published Date Saturday, 25 February 2006
  • Country Bangladesh
Despite the slogan of ‘credit for the poorest of the poor’, the poorest have not fully benefited from the microfinance revolution of late 90s in Bangladesh. To bring these ‘left out’ group into the mainstream microfinance, BRAC’s CFPR/TUP programme assists them to build-up an asset base (physical, human and social) so that they can have meaningful participation in microfinance activities. After the ‘grant’ phase of the programme which lasts for 18 months, as the first step towards the .......

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  • Writer Name Munshi Sulaiman, Imran Matin, M Shahadat Hossain Siddiquee, Proloy Barua, Safeena Alarakhaia, Vidya Iyer
  • Published Date Wednesday, 22 February 2006
  • Country Bangladesh
A mid-term survey of the CFPR/TUP programme participants (at the end of 1st cycle of 18 months intervention) on health and related issues was done during July-September 2004. The survey involved re-interviewing the same baseline survey households for studying the effects of intervention over time. Findings revealed substantial improvement in self-rated food-security status and perceived self-health among programme participants which was matched by improved household capacity for .......

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  • Writer Name Syed Masud Ahmed, AKM Masud Rana
  • Published Date Monday, 06 June 2005
  • Country Bangladesh
There has been an increasing amount of materials surrounding health-seeking behaviour in recent years. However, a relatively small proportion of literature has focused upon health behaviours and types of health services used by the poor in rural Bangladesh, particularly ultra poor households. This study aimed to explore the health domain of the ultra poor, including perceptions of ill health, knowledge and treatment-seeking behaviours in conjunction with the rationale behind these decisions .......

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  • Writer Name Shahaduz Zaman, Hasanur Rahman, Ross Edgeworth
  • Published Date Sunday, 10 October 2004
  • Country Bangladesh
This paper is based on an exploratory study that wanted to better understand the perceptions of change as defined by the programme members and the underlying factors that explain the changes perceived. The main finding is that initial conditions matter – households that owned homestead land, had other sources of income, had adult male labour power and did not suffer from recurrent health costs did better. The programme encouraged the members to save out of the income accrued from running the .......

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  • Writer Name Imran Matin, Sarah Walker
  • Published Date Monday, 09 August 2004
  • Country Bangladesh
This paper describes and draws lessons from the experience of engaging village elites in support of the ultrapoor through the Gram Shahayak Committees (GSC), as part of BRAC`s CFPR/TUP programme. The paper addresses the following questions: under what conditions can elites become engaged in support of interventions for the ultrapoor? What are the risks and benefits of engaging elite in antipoverty programmes? After describing the origins and motivations behind BRAC`s Specially Targeted .......

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  • Writer Name Naomi Hossain, Imran Matin
  • Published Date Saturday, 07 August 2004
  • Country Bangladesh
This paper aims to assess the effectiveness and draw lessons from the targeting strategy used in a new BRAC programme called Challenging the Frontiers of Poverty Reduction-Targeting the Ultra Poor (CFPR/TUP) that aims to experiment with a different type of approach to address extreme rural poverty. The underlying theme of both the CFPR/TUP programme and the targeting methodology used is an acknowledgement of the strength of combining different methods and approaches for greater effectiveness .......

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  • Writer Name Imran Matin, Shantana Halder
  • Published Date Sunday, 08 August 2004
  • Country Bangladesh
The targeting process for the CFPR/TUP programme brings together diverse strands of knowledge on poverty (indigenous, local, programmatic, and academic) in identifying and selecting beneficiaries. The targeting process is, therefore, multi-staged and involves a variety of actors and processes. The targeting process has four stages. Through each stage of the targeting process, diverse streams of knowledge have been combined to identify a smaller and more defined sample from which the ultra .......

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  • Writer Name Process documentation: Marufia Noor, Mamun-ur-Rashid, Abu Muhammad Shihab, Rezvina Parveen
  • Published Date Sunday, 04 April 2004
  • Country Bangladesh
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