Gram Shahayak Committees: A Profile Study


This research aims to develop a preliminary profile of the members of the Gram Shahayak Committees (GSCs) formed of the village elites to work along with Brac to help the ultra poor in their communities. We find that the GSCs have been formed with people having quite dense social networks. They include quite educated people from the village. The GSCs are not only working towards helping the programme selected ultra poor, but many are already discussing and some already have taken actions to help other poor people in their villages. They are also mobilizing resources from a diverse range of sources.

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  • Writer Name: Imran Matin
  • Published Date: Thursday, 12 August 2004
  • Country: Bangladesh