The impact of social and economic development programmes on health and well-being: a BRAC-ICDDR,B collaborative project in Matlab


General Aim

The broad aim of this project is to exploit the fortuitous introduction of a proven integrated social and economic development programme into an area that has a highly developed research infrastructure for collection of information, and to try and document the health impact of such interventions.

Specific Aims

Specifically, this project aims to facilitate research in connection with BRAC's Rural Development Programmeme (RDP) in Matlab with special emphasis on (a) impact on health of the beneficiaries, especially of women and children, fertility and mortality, and nuptiality, (b) mechanisms of influence, including identification (in some instances definition and measurement of variables, such as empowerment and status of women) of intermediate variables, and (b) strategy of delivering development inputs to the poor, especially to women. The other important aim of this project is to help build a critical mass of researchers in Bangladesh and other developing countries, who can pursue research on the crucial area of health and development.

Related information

  • Writer Name: Abbas Bhuiya, Mushtaque Chowdhury
  • Published Date: Thursday, 02 February 1995
  • Country: Bangladesh