Series No. 39 The Impact of Asset Transfer on Livelihoods of the Ultra Poor in Bangladesh


This is a collaborative study conducted by International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) and BRAC Research and Evaluation Division. The study tries to assess the impact of the CFPR programme on livelihoods of the ultra poor in Bangladesh. Our study findings suggested that the CFPR programme of BRAC made it possible for its beneficiaries to increase their household food consumption, and to sustain their augmented food consumption even two years after thy had completed the project cycle. This study uses rigorous, state-of-the-art techniques to assess the impact of the programme on welfare outcomes of its beneficiaries.

The quantitative estimates show average impacts of the CFPR programme, but they do not explain ho and why the programme had impacts on individual households; there can be no presumption that all programme participants benefited equally. The study presented five qualitative case studies to help explain the impact pathway. These are all real stories from people behind the numbers, told in their own words.

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  • Writer Name: Akhter U. Ahmed, Mehnaz Rabbani, Munshi Sulaiman, Narayan C. Das
  • Published Date: Sunday, 05 April 2009
  • Country: Bangladesh