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Gendered risks, poverty and vulnerability in Bangladesh

Research report

Written by Rebecca Holmes

Research report

This case study is one of eight undertaken as part of a research project funded by the UK Department for International Development (DFID) (2008-2010), and the Australian Government (AusAID, under the Australian Development Research Awards) (2008-2011), looking at gender and social protection effectiveness in Latin America, Sub Saharan Africa, South Asia and Southeast Asia.

In Bangladesh, both government and non-governmental agencies implement a wide range of social protection interventions. This report focuses on an asset transfer programme implemented by the NGO Building Resources Across Communities (BRAV) - Challenging the Frontiers of Poverty Reduction (CFPR). The paper analyses the extent to which CFPR addresses gender-specific economic and social risks to support the reduction of poverty and vulnerability and to inform continued efforts to strenghten the effectiveness of social protection in Bangladesh.

Rebecca Holmes; Fouzia Mannan; Helal Hossain Dhali; Mst. Sanzida Parveen