This paper looks at BRAC‘s Rural Development Programmes’ (RDP) interventions and consumption based poverty using household expenditure data collected from 3518 households in fourteen villages in Matlab between April and August 1995. Poverty lines and measures are constructed to compare the socio-economic status of BRAC members relative to non-members. These poverty measures are also used to compare BRAC members according to membership length, type of inputs received and loan size. The .......

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  • Writer Name Hassan Zaman
  • Published Date Friday, 08 August 1997
  • Country Bangladesh
This study looked at the process of forming of village organizations (VOs) by BRAC. BRAC organizes the poor by initiating the institution building process through which the formation of VOs takes place. The VOs create context within which mobilization, conscientization, and empowerment of the poor and women take place. The study particularly looked at the events, problems and constraints involved in the formation of VOs.The study covers the first three months of VO formation. The reason is .......

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  • Writer Name Manzurul Mannan, Mushtaque Chowdhury, Abbas Bhuiya and Masud Rana
  • Published Date Friday, 05 May 1995
  • Country Bangladesh
 ABSTRACT :     This paper looks at the determinants of secondary school attendance in Bangladesh with a focus on the interaction between community gender norms and relative supply of madrasas (i.e. Islamic schools). We present a theoretical framework where the probability of children’s school participation varies with respect to a non-economic factor how the community observes social norms regarding female mobility conditional upon the types of available schools. Household data from the .......

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  • Writer Name Mohammad Niaz Asadullah, Zaki Wahhaj
  • Published Date Tuesday, 19 February 2013
  • Country Bangladesh
This paper presents findings from a case study of slumdwellers in two Wards of Dhaka City. The research was designed to determine the extent of political participation of the urban poor. The main objective was to gain an understanding of the following question: although constituting the majority of the electorate, what constraints prevent the interests of the urban poor from being reflected in the policy agenda? In the face of this relative neglect, with whom do slumdwellers interact to solve .......

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  • Writer Name Nicola Banks
  • Published Date Friday, 12 January 2007
  • Country Bangladesh
Paper 1: Selling latrines to the poor: how effective it is?Sadhana Biswas and Syed Masud AhmedPaper 2: Capacity development through training: the case of BRAC village organizationsSharmin Mahbub, Manzurul Mannan, Shahriar R Khan and Masud RanaPaper 3: Monthly meetings of RDP-- Documenting the situation in ten village organizations in MatlabMahmuda Rahman KhanPaper 4: Education for empowerment: a note on BRAC’s Human Rights and Legal Education Programme (HRLEP) at MatlabSamiha .......

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  • Published Date Thursday, 04 April 1996
  • Country Bangladesh
This paper looks at the overall performance of the CFPR/TUP programme using the 2002 baseline survey and 2005 repeat survey. All the topics covered in this study could be analysed more deeply, but that is beyond the scope of this paper. Our goal here is to present a descriptive overview of the changes in the lives of the ultra poor. More information on programme selection, the surveys and the methodology is presented in the following section. As an analytical guide for inter-connecting the .......

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  • Writer Name Mehnaz Rabbani, Vivek A. Prakash, Munshi Sulaiman
  • Published Date Sunday, 09 July 2006
  • Country Bangladesh
The role of culture in health care behaviour is one of the basic themes this paper pursues. Other studies report that traditional culture is still a dominant factor in health and demographic behaviour in rural Bangladesh. However, changes in traditional culture and its implications for health behaviour are not studied well. This paper examines the role of development interventions to facilitate such change in addition to verification of different aspects of traditional health behaviour .......

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  • Writer Name Monirul I. Khan, Abbas Bhuiya, Mushtaque Chowdhury
  • Published Date Sunday, 03 March 1996
  • Country Bangladesh
Land ceilings, occupational criteria and asset valuations are commonly used for targeting purposes by credit agencies aiming to direct resources to the rural poor. However a mixture of demand and supply side factors leads to the inclusion of a small group of ‘non target’ households in these credit programmes. This paper starts by examining the differing characteristics of the ‘properly targeted’ versus these ‘non eligible’ members. The next section uses multivariate analysis to identify the .......

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  • Writer Name Hassan Zaman
  • Published Date Monday, 01 January 1996
  • Country Bangladesh
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