This report, a collaborative initiave between BRAC's Research and Evaluation Division and Save the Children, UK presents findings of research into the influence of community institutions and actors on the inheritance of extreme poverty. The body of the report is in two parts. The first analyses patterns of work, school and marriage among the children of the ultra poor. Based on a survey of community officials and leaders in the same areas of Rangpur and Kurigram districts, the second part of .......

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  • Writer Name Naomi Hossain with Mahfuza Haque, Rafiqul Islam Sarkar, Matiur Rahman [Save the Children, UK] Raihana Karim, Laura Street [BRAC-RED]
  • Published Date Thursday, 07 July 2005
  • Country Bangladesh
Background: Improving ability of the health system to reach the poor/disadvantaged populations is important for health and essential to mitigate the income-erosion consequences of ill-health in Bangladesh. This study examined the health-seeking behaviour of some identified disadvantaged population groups, including the effect of poverty focused non-governmental development interventions. Methods: The thesis is based on five studies from four different research projects, conducted during .......

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  • Writer Name Syed Masud Ahmed
  • Published Date Monday, 07 November 2005
  • Country Bangladesh
In the case of countries with multiple religious communities like Bangladesh, an obvious question is likely to arise – how is the relationship among the communities? The book starts with the investigation of the changing relationship among the communities therein from the past until the incidence of violence in the post- parliamentary election held in 2001. The violence in fact is a form of relationship. The violence was observed throughout the country for six months since election under four .......

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  • Writer Name Mohammad Rafi
  • Published Date Tuesday, 07 February 2006
  • Country Bangladesh
Rice Research, Technological Progress, and Poverty: The Bangladesh Case Mahabub Hossain, David Lewis, Manik L. Bose and Alamgir Chowdhury February - 2007 Agricultural Research    

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  • Writer Name Mahabub Hossain, David Lewis, Manik L. Bose and Alamgir Chowdhury
  • Published Date Tuesday, 06 February 2007
  • Country Bangladesh
Cost-benefit Analysis of CFPR Sanjay Sinha (EDA Rural Systems Private Limited), Jyoti Gidwani (M-CRIL), Narayan Chandra Das (RED) March - 2008 This paper presents a cost-benefit analysis of the first cohort (2002-03) of selected ultra poor (SUP) households of BRAC’s CFPR. The analysis calculates benefit of the programme using primary data collected through a set of surveys. Benefit is measured as the increase in expenditure on food consumption, increase in medical expenses and/or .......

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  • Writer Name Sanjay Sinha (EDA Rural Systems Private Limited), Jyoti Gidwani (M-CRIL), Narayan Chandra Das (RED)
  • Published Date Sunday, 06 April 2008
  • Country Bangladesh
Exclusion and Poverty: An Analytical Approach for Understanding Exclusion and Assessing Programmes Targeting the Very Poor in Bangladesh Sajjad Zohir (ERG), Mehnaz Rabbani (RED), Biva Arani Mallik (EWU), Iftekharul Huq (EWU), Raisa Afsana (ERG) April - 2008  Exclusion is a term that comes up often in association with poverty, social welfare and social injustice. Development interventions are designed with some notion of benefiting or including the excluded. This paper analyses the .......

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  • Writer Name Sajjad Zohir (ERG), Mehnaz Rabbani (RED), Biva Arani Mallik (EWU), Iftekharul Huq (EWU), Raisa Afsana (ERG)
  • Published Date Sunday, 06 April 2008
  • Country Bangladesh
Crafting a Graduation Pathway for the Ultra Poor: Lessons and Evidence from a BRAC programme Imran Matin, Munshi Sulaiman, Mehnaz Rabbani Issue - 109, May - 2008 CPRC Working PaperThe ultra poor are caught in a below-subsistence trap from which it is difficult for them to break free using available resources and mechanisms. Time is not an ally for the ultra poor, as things generally do not get better for them over time. More often than not, ultra poverty tends to be chronic and .......

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  • Writer Name Imran Matin, Munshi Sulaiman, Mehnaz Rabbani
  • Published Date Tuesday, 06 May 2008
  • Country Bangladesh
    The objective of this resource book is to present an outline of the research framework and evaluation design of CFPR in the second phase. Since there have been several innovations in the CFPR-II, we start with a brief description of the programme and the changes. This includes a profile of the target population, overview of different intervention models in the CFPR-II and the selection process.

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  • Writer Name Munshi Sulaiman (BRAC-RED), Selim Gulesci (STICRED-LSE)
  • Published Date Tuesday, 03 June 2008
  • Country Bangladesh