Wednesday, 15 June 2016 00:00

Socio- psychological Status of TUP Beneficiaries

Socio-psychological Status of TUP Beneficiaries

Rumana Ali, Nahida Akter, Towhida Islam and Taznim Jahan Sukhi
Date: 19 June 2016; Time: 01:30 to 02:30 pm; Venue: RED Conference Room (15th Floor)
Research Proposal Presentation


Targeting the Ultra Poor (TUP) is one of the mainstream development services of BRAC. The aim of TUP is to assist the ultra-poor to improve their livelihoods and bring about positive changes in succeeding economic, social and inspiring changes. Initiated in 2002, currently the programme is working in 44 districts and has covered 1,694,896 ultra-poor. A number of studies were analysed to assess economic changes of the TUP beneficiaries but social and psychological changes among them have been unaddressed. The main objective of the study is to assess the improved social status and psychological well-being of STUP (Specially Targeted Ultra Poor). The study will explore the social and psychological changes among them. An ethnographic approach will be followed by taking the social and cultural context of the community. This study will be focused on the contemporary socio-psychological status of the TUP beneficiaries.

Chair: Prof Abdul Bayes, Director BRAC RED