BRAC (Bangladesh)

Challenging the Frontiers of Poverty Reduction (CFPR), BRAC , Bangladesh

The goal of the CFPR program is to assist the ultra poor in graduating from the ultra poverty level and accessing mainstream development programming.  The CFPR program provides small grants to female members of ultra poor households in rural Bangladesh.  Participating households are  provided assets (including cattle, goats, poultry birds, or land for horticulture) and intensive training on how to utilize the assets (including improved technology and management practices). The first phase of the CFPR went from 2002 to 2006.  The second phase of the program was launched in 2007 and ran until 2011.  Thus far the program has reached 400,000 ultra poor women and their families from the poorest regions of Bangladesh.
Key questions BRAC addressed as part of GAAP

Livestock transfer in rural Bangladesh

  1. What proportion of the women have full/partial control over household assets and how does this vary among the various poverty groups (i.e. ultra poor versus poor versus non-poor)?
  2.  What are the types of assets that women are more likely to be able to exercise control over?
  3.  How do the household demographics (widow, separated, female headed households, education and so forth) affect the level of control over assets?
  4.  Does the programme intervention increase women’s control over the assets?
  5.   What is the impact on livelihoods of the women target asset transfer programme and how this varies between households with higher level of control over asset by the women and other households with less control over asset by the women?

 

Resources:

  • Power Point presentation from final technical workshop - January 2013
  • Project Note - "How Do Intrahousehold Dynamics Change When Assets Are Transferred to Women? Evidence from BRAC's 'Targeting the Ultra Poor' Program in Bangladesh" - November 2013
  • Discussion Paper - "How Do Intrahousehold Dynamics Change When Assets Are Transferred to Women? Evidence from BRAC's 'Targeting the Ultra Poor' Program in Bangladesh" - December 2013

 

GAAP core team members working with BRAC: