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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

Reader’s perception of Shokoler Kotha

Reader’s perception of Shokoler Kotha

This publication will accelerate overall union parishad activities Md. Shamimuzzaman Sheikh Secretary, Maharajpur Union Parishad Koyra, Khulna Shokoler Kotha is an excellent initiative of Media Professionals Group as the first ever publication on local government issues in Bangladesh. I congratulate the editor and publisher Samar Roy and his team for this initiative who with their […]