|dc.identifier.citation||Hossain, A. (2003, August). Cause and effect analysis membership discontinuation: a case study. Research Reports (2003): Economic Studies, Vol – XIX, 103–154.||en_US
|dc.description.abstract||Research and evaluation division of BRAC initiated the case study to look into the dropout
matter for in-depth understanding of the causes and effect and policy implication of the issue.
Two BDP area offices, one from low and one from high NGO concentrated area, were selected.
Six VOs were selected including 3 from each area. Twelve dropout members from selected 6
YOs were taken for the case studies. Selected PRA techniques' such as, group discussion,
physical mapping, in-depth interview, and wealth ranking exercises were used to collect
information from dropout members, YO members, area office staff, and other community
people. A questionnaire survey was also done on l 08 dropout members on some selected
indicators. The study shows that the multidimensional reasons interplay, aggravate and give
grounds for dropout. Inflexible savings and credit management policy, and various deductions
are found to be the most common internecine causes of member's discontentment and dropout.
In spite of long time membership, some members remain vulnerable to big economic and health
related crisis and a little shock plunge them into dropout. Some members are also dropping out to
join other NGOs to minimize opportunity cost in terms of distance, deductions etc. Well being
status of some dropout members was at risk as their nutrition intake decreased, household assets
diminished compared to when they were BRAC members and, in some cases, social support also
decreased. Comparatively poorer members were exposed to vulnerability. While, some other
dropout members who joined other NGOs experienced continuous economic improvement
started during BRAC membership.||en_US
|dc.publisher||BRAC Research and Evaluation Division (RED)||en_US
|dc.subject||Research and Evaluation Division||en_US
|dc.subject.lcsh||Non-governmental organizations -- Bangladesh.||
|dc.title||Cause and effect analysis membership discontinuation: a case study||en_US