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Slums During COVID-19: Exploring the Unlocked Paradoxes
(BRAC Institute of Governance and Development (BIGD), 2021)
Urban informal settlements commonly known as slums are characterized by a lack of proper housing, tenure security, and have insufficient living spaces and poor access to safe water and sanitation. Due to such living ...
Crafting a graduation pathway for the ultra-poor: Lessons and evidence from a BRAC program
(BRAC Research and Evaluation Division, 2008-03)
The ultra poor are caught in a below-subsistence trap from which it is difficult for them to break free using available resources and mechanisms. Time is not an ally for the ultra poor, as things generally do not get ...
Using change rankings to understand poverty dynamics: Examining the impact of CFPR/TUP from community perspective
(BRAC Research and Evaluation Division and Aga Khan Foundation Canada, 2006-09)
Studies of poverty dynamics relying solely on household income-expenditure surveys can yield noisy results, overestimating transient poverty and underestimating persistence of poverty, especially among the poorest. In this ...
Targeting effectiveness of CFPR/TUP in scale-Up environment
(BRAC Research and Evaluation Division and Aga Khan Foundation Canada, 2006-02)
Effective targeting is a hallmark of the BRAC’s CFPR/TUP program. Like many other targeted programs, CFPR/TUP combines a number of targeting methods. Launched in 2002, this program has scaled up in 2005. Despite this scaling ...
Engaging elite support for the poorest? BRAC`s experience with the ultra-poor program
(Taylor and Francis, 2007-11-22)
This 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, ...
Finding out fast about the impact of COVID-19: The need for policy-relevant methodological innovation
In this viewpoint we explore one joint research initiative in Bangladesh to illustrate how methodological innovations using mobile phone technologies and pre-existing survey databases can generate rapid and insightful data ...
Lifting the lockdown: What are the options for low and middle-income countries?
(Social Science Research Network (SSRN), 2020-06-11)
To limit the social, economic and psychological damage caused by strict social distancing interventions, many low and middle-income countries (LMICs) are seeking to ease restrictions. However, it is unknown what a ‘safe ...
Long-term strategies to control COVID-19 in low and middle-income countries: An options overview of community-based, non-pharmacological interventions
(Springer Link, 2020-08)
In low and middle-income countries (LMICs), strict social distancing measures (e.g., nationwide lockdown) in response to the COVID-19 pandemic are unsustainable in the long-term due to knock-on socioeconomic and psychological ...
An adaptive governance and health system response for the COVID-19 emergency
(Science Direct, 2021-01)
In the absence of an efficacious and affordable vaccine, the current crisis of COVID-19 is likely to be a long drawn one for many developing countries. In Bangladesh, where the entire population is susceptible and strict ...
Formation of BRAC: a historical account
(BIGD, Brac University and BRAC, 2022)