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dc.contributor.authorHossain, Naomi
dc.contributor.authorMatin, Imran
dc.descriptionThis article was published in The Development in Practice [©2007 Rights managed by Taylor & Francis] and the definite version is available at: The Article's website is at:
dc.description.abstractThis article draws preliminary lessons from the experience of engaging village elites in support of a BRAC programme for ultra-poor women in rural Bangladesh. It describes the origins, aims, and operation of this programme, which provides comprehensive livelihood support and productive assets to the extreme poor. Based on field research in the rural north-west, the article examines the conditions under which elites can support interventions for the ultra-poor, and the risks and benefits of such engagement. It describes the impact of committees mandated to support ultra-poor programme participants, and attempts to understand the somewhat paradoxical success of this intervention. Conclusions and lessons from the experience involve revisiting assumptions that dominate scholarship and programmes relating to the politics of poverty in rural Bangladesh.en_US
dc.publisherTaylor and Francisen_US
dc.subjectLabour and livelihoodsen_US
dc.subjectSocial sectoren_US
dc.subjectSouth-East Asiaen_US
dc.titleEngaging elite support for the poorest? BRAC`s experience with the ultra-poor programen_US
dc.typeJournal Articleen_US
dc.contributor.departmentBRAC Institute of Governance and Development
dc.relation.journalDevelopment in Practice

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