Poverty alleviation of the hard core poor in Bangladesh: a study on BRAC's income generation for vulnerable group development programme
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CitationAhmed, D. (1998, November). Poverty alleviation of the hard core poor in Bangladesh: a study on BRAC’s income generation for vulnerable group development programme. Research Reports (1998): Economic Studies, Vol - XIII, 260–324.
BRAC launched IGVGO Programme to improve the condition of the poorest women covered by Vulnerable Groups Development (VGO) Programme. In this context high yielding variety (HYV) poultry birds rearing was introduced as an income generating activity for increasing the economic and nutritional well-being of the IGVGO participants. To sustain the process of development of the participants, BRAC merged IGVGO with Rural Development Programme (ROP). It is found that RDP could not include many of the very poor and disadvantaged women. The objectives of the study were to : 1. investigate the changes brought about by the Programme in its participant households; 2. assess the extent to which the Programme represented the 'poorest of the poor' ; and 3. know the reasons for drop out of the participants from the IGVGO.