Grant vs. Credit Plus Approach to Poverty Reduction: AnEvaluation of BRAC’s Experience with Ultra PoorNarayan C Das, Sibbir Ahmad, Anindita Bhattacharjee, Jinnat Ara and Abdul BayesABSTRACT Challenging the Frontiers of Poverty Reduction- Targeting the Ultra Poor (CFPR-TUP) programme of BRAC implements two interventions for the ultra-poor: a grant-based support package for specially targeted ultra poor (henceforth STUP support package), and a credit plus grant support package for .......

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  • Writer Name Narayan C Das, Sibbir Ahmad, Anindita Bhattacharjee Jinnat Ara and Abdul Bayes
  • Published Date Sunday, 13 November 2016
  • Country Bangladesh
Can Basic Entrepreneurship Transform the Economic Lives of the Poor? Oriana Bandiera,Robin Burgess,Narayan C Das, Selim Gulesci, Imran Rasul, Munshi Sulaiman Abstract Does the lack of capital and skills drive occupational choice and poverty? We provide evidence from a large scale and long term randomized control trial of a programme that simultaneously provides assets and training to the poorest women in treatment communities in rural Bangladesh. The evaluation tracks 7000 eligible women .......

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  • Writer Name Oriana Bandiera,Robin Burgess,Narayan C Das, Selim Gulesci, Imran Rasul, Munshi Sulaiman
  • Published Date Sunday, 05 May 2013
  • 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
Challenging the Frontiers of Poverty Reduction (CFPR) is a BRAC programme targeting the ultra poor households in various locations in the country. This programme targets the women of the bottom deciles of the population. Gram Daridra Bimochan Committee (GDBC) was formed in each programme village to support the beneficiaries. One of the activities of the committee was to arrange free supplementary tutoring for the children of programme beneficiaries. This study aims to explore the present .......

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  • Writer Name Rafiath Rashid, Nazia Sharmin, Notan C Dutta, Samir Ranjan Nath
  • Published Date Sunday, 08 August 2010
  • Country Bangladesh
BRAC initiated an innovative programme known as Challenging the Frontiers of Poverty Reduction (CFPR) in 2002 to address the extreme poverty in Bangladesh. Impact assessment studies on the first phase of CFPR (2002-06) have shown that the programme had significant positive impacts on the livelihoods of the participant households. However, whether this impact on livelihoods is sustainable or not remained the key research question. Based on panel data from three rounds of survey (2002, 2005 and .......

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  • Writer Name Narayan C Das, Farzana A Misha
  • Published Date Sunday, 06 June 2010
  • Country Bangladesh
Despite some remarkable improvements in nutritional status, malnutrition in Bangladesh is still highly prevalent, especially among the poorest. A number of initiatives are taking place that address the food intake of the ultra poor, either directly or indirectly. Challenging the Frontiers of Poverty Reduction/ Targeting the Ultra Poor (CFPR/TUP) has become the key programme for BRAC to help the most disadvantaged population. To provide a clear pathway of graduation to the beneficiaries after .......

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  • Writer Name Farhana Haseen, Munshi Sulaiman
  • Published Date Wednesday, 10 October 2007
  • Country Bangladesh
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
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
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