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 […]

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 […]

‘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 […]

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, […]

Chasing the Dream of an Open Defecation Free South Asia

Chasing the Dream of an Open Defecation Free South Asia

Dhaka, Bangladesh: ‘Beyond Just Toilets – Fast tracking an Open Defecation Free South Asia’ the International Conclave held at Pan Pacific Sonargaon, Dhaka, Bangladesh on 11  January 2015 planted the seed of a dream of an Open Defecation Free (ODF) South Asia. The initiative of chasing the dream of ODF South Asia region was endorsed […]

Additional Annual Development Funds for Upazila Parishad

Additional Annual Development Funds for Upazila Parishad

Upazila Governance and Development Project (UGDP) is an initiative to provide development funds to all eligible Upazila based on their governance performance with an ODA loan of the Government of Japan The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and the Economic Relations Division (ERD), the Ministry of Finance signed a Loan Agreement worth approximately 965 croe […]

Third LOGIN General Assembly held in Phnom Penh

Third LOGIN General Assembly held in Phnom Penh

Over 80 Asian leaders and change makers in decentralisation and local governance met during 8-10 December 2015 in Phnom Penh, Cambodia in the Third LOGIN General Assembly (GA) to discuss reform priorities and define the learning agenda for 2016. Local Governance Initiative and Network (LOGIN) is supported by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC). Delegates from […]

Information Disclosure Initiative

Information Disclosure Initiative

The Matikata Union Parishad of Godagori Upazila in Rajshahi has a total population of 55,345. In this Union Parishad around 45% are hardcore poor and 132 are disabled for various reasons. According to Local Government Law (Union Parishad 2009), the Union Parishad is supposed to ensure free flow of information for the people. Objective of […]

Union Parishad for Higher Education Expansion

Union Parishad for Higher Education Expansion

The Betaga Union Parishad of Fakirhat Upazila in Bagerhat has a total population of 16,800. In this Union Parishad around 1,512 are hardcore poor and 420 are disabled for various reasons. This UP is playing a significant role for flourishing higher education. Betaga is trying to uphold congenial atmosphere in education institutions, infrastructure development and […]

Student’s vehicle ‘Country Boat’

Student’s vehicle ‘Country Boat’

The Bangdukbanga Union Parishad of Rangamati sadar in Rangamati has a total population of 11,000. In this Union Parishad around 4,400 are hardcore poor and 289 are disabled for various reasons. Ward No. 7  of this Union Parishad is an area which is hard to reach and it is difficult to move in this area. […]

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