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    • Demographic and social characteristics of the ultra poor 

      Halder, Shantana R.; Husain, A.M.Muazzam (Research and Evaluation Division, Brac, 2000-12)
      This report aimed to understand the demographic, social and economic characteristics of the ultra poor. Analysis of data clearly showed that the ultra poor households were smaller in size than the rural average. One-third ...
    • The extreme poverty in Bangladesh: an overview 

      Halder, Shantana R.; Husain, A.M.Muazzam (Research and Evaluation Division, Brac, 2000-12)
      By reviewing existing literature this report focuses on methodological issues related to the identification of ultra poor in Bangladesh. According to different statistics up to 40% of the rural poor in Bangladesh remains ...
    • Female-headed households and the ultra poor in Bangladesh 

      Halder, Shantana R. (Research and Evaluation Division, Brac, 2000-12)
      This report focuses on the magnitude of FHHs among the poorest and examines their socio-economic profile to highlight the distinction between FHHs and the entire sample. Female-headed households (FHHs) are of two types: ...
    • Food security and the ultra poor 

      Halder, Shantana R. (Research and Evaluation Division, Brac, 2000-12)
      This paper aims to derive some policy guidelines by analysing factors affecting food security of the ultra poor. Here more emphasis is given on the number of rice meals taken and the sources of rice consumed during the ...
    • Income status of the ultra poor 

      Halder, Shantana R. (Research and Evaluation Division, Brac, 2000-12)
      This paper reports on income status, major sources of income and determinants of income of the ultra poor Mean per capita income was calculated to be Tk.3,385, per annum that was even less than the estimated lower poverty ...
    • Listening to the "Extreme Poor": IGVGD participants speak on their success 

      Chowdhury, Nusrat S (Research and Evaluation Division, Brac, 2000-07)
      Those dealing with the issues of poverty and development have recently acknowledged the heterogeneity of the poor. The extreme poor rest on the other side of this poverty spectrum. Women in the extreme poor households ...
    • NGO intervention and the ultra poor 

      Halder, Shantana R. (Research and Evaluation Division, Brac, 2000-12)
      This report mainly discusses the perceptions of the ultra poor regarding NGO membership and their future development needs if they join NGOs like BRAC. It also focuses on reasons for membership discontinuation, issues ...
    • Poverty alleviation programmes reduce inequities in health : evidence from Bangladesh* 

      Chowdhury, A Mushtaque R (BRAC Research and Evaluation Division (RED), 1999)
      Over the previous two decades many poverty alleviation programmes have been implemented in developing countries. Evaluation of such programmes have traditionally looked at their success in increasing the income levels ...
    • The process of poverty and the ultra poor 

      Halder, Shantana R.; Husain, A.M.Muazzam (Research and Evaluation Division, Brac, 2000-12)
      This report focuses on the poverty process - how they become poor, the reasons for their falling into poverty. Poverty is multi-causal. On average 1.7 causes were identified by the respondents. Major causes of poverty ...
    • Providing the urban poor with water and sanitation: an introduction 

      Sharmin, Lammia; Rainer, Helga (BRAC Research and Evaluation Division (RED), 1999)
    • Selected living standard indicators and the ultra poor 

      Halder, Shantana R. (Research and Evaluation Division, Brac, 2000-12)
      This report aimed to give a clear picture on the nature of their vulnerability and potentiality to cope wit by analysis their non-land asset base, ownership of savings and their level of human poverty. It was estimated ...
    • The ultra poor in the capital market 

      Halder, Shantana R.; Husain, A.M.Muazzam (Research and Evaluation Division, Brac, 2000-12)
      This paper looks into the issue of accessibility of the capital market for the ultra poor by analyzing the extent of borrowing, their sources and uses of loan. One-fourth had access to any capital sources, and only about ...