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BRAC, CPRC and the BWPI convenes International Conference
What Works for the Poorest? Knowledge, Policies and Practices
Dec 2-5, 2006
BRAC Centre, Dhaka, Bangladesh


February - 2007

Conference Leaflet

Daywise Conference Agenda

List of Participants

A Picture Book

[Papers]

"The nomadic Bede community and their mobile school programme", A.K.M. Maksud, Imtiaj Rasul, Grambangla Unnayan Committee, Dhaka, Bangladesh
[Presented at the Parallel Session: "Education and the Poorest"]

"Insights from people's self-initiatives in Bangladesh and the poverty and development discourse", Md. Anisur Rahman
[Md. Anisur Rahman drew on this paper in his presentation at the Plenary Session: "Harnessing social energy to fight extreme poverty"]

"Child Support Programme, Pakistan: A Brief", Francisco V. Ayala
[Presented at the Parallel Session: "Programmes and Approches"] 

"Protecting the poor against health shocks", Henry Lucas and Gerry Bloom, Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex, UK
[Background paper for the Parallel Session: "Addressing Health Needs of the Poorest"]

"Institutional issies in scaling up programmes for meeting the health related needs of the very poor",  Elizabeth Kirk and Hilary Standing, Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex, UK
[Background paper for the Parallel Session: "Addressing Health Needs of the Poorest"]

"Creating Opportunities for the Poorest: Access to Productive Resources, Employment, Credit and Financial Services Using the Sustainable Livelihoods Approach", Karim Alibhai, Mike Lord, Margaret Capelazo, CHF 
[Presented at the Parallel Session: "Programmes and Approches"] 

"Membership Based Organizations of the Poor: Concepts, Experience and Policy", Martha Chen (Harvard University and WIEGO), Renana Jhabvalam (SEWA), Ravi Kanbur (Cornell University), Carol Richards (Broad Reach Foundation) 
[The Keynote by Prof Ravi Kanbur drew on this paper]

"The Fiction of Development: Literary Representation as a Source of Authoritative Knowledge", David Lewis (LSE), Dennis Rodgers (LSE), Michael Woolcock (World Bank)
[Micahel Woolcock drew on this paper in his presentation at the Plenary Session, "Broadening the Lens: Culture and Poverty"

"The Chars Livelihood Programme: The Story and Strategy So Far", Roland Hodson, Chars Livelihood Programme
[Presented at the Parallel Session: "Programmes and Approches"] 

"Reaching the poorest of the poor with health services: The case of BRAC’s CFPR/TUP programme in Bangladesh", Syed Masud Ahmed, BRAC
[Background paper for the Parallel Session: "Addressing Health Needs of the Poorest"]

[Presentations]

"in praise of General Purpose Microfinance for the poor", Stuart Rutherford, SafeSave, Bangladesh
[Presented at the Parallel Session: "Building Assets and Opportunities"]

"Evaluating the Impact of Food Stamps and Microfinance: Evidence from Sri Lanka", Iffath A. Sharif
[Presented at the Plenary Session: "Generating Knowledge and Evaluating Progress"]

"Protecting the poor against health shocks", Gerald Bloom, and Henry Lucas, Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex, UK
[Presented at the Parallel Session: "Addressing Health Needs of the Poorest"]

"Educating out of poverty? Educational approaches to breaking the cycle of poverty in sub-Saharan Africa", Pauline Rose, Centre for International Education University of Sussex, UK
[Presented at the Parallel Session: "Education and the Poorest"]

"Conditional Cash Transfer penalties Vs. no penalties", Francisco V. Ayala
[Presented at the Plenary Session: "Social Protection for the Poorest"]

"Child Support Programme: Pakistan", Francisco V Ayala
[Presented at the Parallel Session: "Programmes and Approaches]

"Do Education Incentive Programs Work? Evidence from IFPRI Studies in Bangladesh", Akhter U. Ahmed, International Food Policy Research Institute
[Presented at the Parallel Session: "Education and the Poorest"]

"Challenging the Frontiers of Poverty Reduction: Programme Experience", Rabya Yasmin, BRAC
[Presented at the Parallel Session: "Programmes and Approaches"]

"Poverty Dynamics  - Increasing Our Knowledge – Does ‘Q2’ Help?, David Lawson, Chronic Poverty Research Centre (CPRC), Global Poverty Research Group (GPRG), Institute for Development Policy and Management (IDPM), University of Manchester
[Presented at the Plenary Session: "Generating Knowledge and Evaluating Progress"]

"Institutional issues in targeted health interventions", Hilary Standing, Institute of Development Studies, UK
[Presented at the Parallel Session: "Addressing Health Needs of the Poorest"]

"Poverty and inequality trends in Bangladesh: Insights from the 2005 Household Income and Expenditure Survey", Hassan Zaman, World Bank
[Presented at the Plenary Session: "Extreme Poverty: Concepts, Trends and Entry Points"]

"Social Protection and the Poor in Bangladesh", Qaiser Khan, Kalanidhi Subbarao, Josh Al-Zayed and Shaikh S. Ahmed, World Bank
[Presented at the Plenary Session: "Social Protection and the Poorest"]

[Press]

"Fighting extreme povetry: Sharing knowledge, experience stressed", The New Nation, Dec 2, 2006

"Time to add new tools to microcredit", The Daily Star, Dec 4, 2006

"Microcredit not enought to fight hardcore poverty", New Age, Dec 4, 2006

"Blind eye to urban poor to spell social disaster", The Daily Star, Dec 5, 2006

"Conference on poverty ends: Stress on better data, tailored policies", The Daily Star, Dec 6, 2006

"Better data to combat poverty effectively", The Daily Star Editorial, Dec 7, 2006

 
 

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