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How do intra-household dynamics change when assets are transferred to women? Evidence from Brac’s “targeting the ultra poor” program in Bangladesh
(International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), 2013-12)
Growing evidence shows that the distribution of individuals’ ownership and control of assets within a household can have important implications for women’s empowerment and children’s well-being. Interventions that target ...
How much can asset transfers help the poorest? The Five Cs of community-level development and BRAC’s ultra-poor program
(Brooks World Poverty Institute, 2010-10)
We develop a framework for assessing community-level development programs, building upon five related elements that are centrally important: confidence, cohesion, capacity, connections and cash (the five ‘Cs’). We use this ...
Can ultra-poverty be sustainably improved? Evidence from BRAC in Bangladesh
(Taylor & Francis, 2012-06-19)
With more than one-fifth of Bangladesh's population living in extreme poverty, surmounting it still remains a substantial predicament for development practitioners. To combat this issue, BRAC initiated the multifaceted ...
“Flypaper effects” in transfers targeted to women: Evidence from BRAC's “Targeting the Ultra Poor” program in Bangladesh
(Science Direct, 2015-11)
Many development interventions target transfers to women. However, little evidence directly explores the “flypaper effects” of whether women retain control over these transfers once within the household and how reallocation ...