New Study Shows Importance of Trust and Strong Communities in escaping poverty

New Study Shows Importance of Trust and Strong Communities  in escaping poverty

A new study, which includes research conducted in villages mobilized by The Hunger Project in Bangladesh in partnership with BRAC, shows the value of building strong communities, particularly among the lowest income groups. The study’s key finding is that low-income individuals who trust their communities make better long-term financial decisions that can lift them out […]

JATRA Project of CARE Bangladesh: Community score card initiated to improve service delivery of safety net programs in Unions

JATRA Project of CARE Bangladesh:  Community score card initiated to improve service delivery of safety net programs in Unions

JATRA project has initiated community score card (CSC) with Natural leaders (Local leaders emerged from community mobilization process), Citizen Forums (Project supported community group who engages in democratic dialogue with UP for interest of poor and marginalized) and local government representatives to enhance citizens’ voices for quality service delivery. The CSC exercises were practiced to […]

APARAJITA : A Model for Political Empowerment of Women in Bangladesh

APARAJITA : A Model for Political Empowerment of Women in Bangladesh

APARAJITA – Political Empowerment of Women is deeply conceptualized and implemented by Four Alliance NGOs, i.e., Democracywatch, Khan Foundation, PRIP Trust and Steps Towards Development, supported by Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC). This is an innovative and splendid model. The four NGO’s, through their deeper insights, have developed oneness in their strategies to […]

The ‘Aparajitas’ are striving to send existing government facilities to the rural women

The ‘Aparajitas’ are striving to send existing government facilities to the rural women

She was an NGO worker.  She worked in RDRS and Chinnomukul. She worked in credit Programme of ‘Mohidev’ and ‘Aso Desh Gori’ in Ulipur Upazila for 12 years. She joined in Mohila Dal of BNP in 1999 and became nominated as the president of Ulipur Mahila Dal. She was elected as the president of Ulipur […]

Care Women’s Economic Empowerment Award Winner

Care  Women’s Economic Empowerment Award Winner

Profession: Farmer Biz School Leader Project: Pathways Village: Fulbari Upazilla: Sadar District: Shatkhira Ms Amena Begum is also a Proud Farmer, earning over 5000 Taka per month. Overcoming all odds she recently won back her land from illicit land-grabbers! She also invested in a Solar Machine so that her children can read with comfort at […]

APARAJITA is working on political empowerment of women

APARAJITA is working on political empowerment of women

She is elected as Upazila Vice president for the first time. As her family members are involved with politics of BNP, she has been involved with the BNP since 1996. She was elected as a Publicity Secretary of BNP Mahila Dal district unit in 2008,  and still holding that position. She is also a member […]

‘APARAJITA’ has made contribution in developing women leadership

‘APARAJITA’ has made contribution in developing women leadership

In the early ninety, she worked as a volunteer in Red Crescent. During 2000 to 2013, she was a Councilor of Cox’sBazar Municipality. She perceived from the aspirations and inspirations of the people that she needs to shoulder more responsibility standing beside them. With this view in mind, she participated in the election of 2014 […]

The forward march of Upazila Parisad

The forward march of Upazila Parisad

Challenges and potentials of Upazila Parisad Recently from my experience I have come to think that Upazila Parisad Act in Bangladesh is the best of its kind in South Asia. But some members of the country’s civil society and local government experts find the Act contradictory to the Constitution. But the Upazila Parisad Act was […]

Chairman can treat UP as an extension of family

Chairman can treat UP as an extension of family

Sarder Bahadur Ali I got elected eight times as a chairman of UP since 1973. I experienced a lot of things during my chairmanship. Once I was a school teacher. The experience has made me realize that nothing is possible to achieve without trust and love of people. Elected representatives will have only one objective, […]

‘UP chairman’s irregular office presence creates problems for people’

‘UP chairman’s irregular office presence creates problems for people’

Monoranjan Mondal Those of us who are elected as chairmen come here with an objective to serve the people. But many of the UP chairmen come here just to materialize their long-term dream. Still, some of them become chairman by chance. I hope all who have got the opportunity to serve people will utilize their […]

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