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  • Chance to lift up 10m Bangladeshis: Zuckerberg

    Access to Internet can help lift up more than 10 million people in Bangladesh from poverty, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg writes on the occasion of launching Internet.org in Bangladesh.

  • Can we eradicate extreme poverty in Bangladesh?

    EXTREME poverty is officially defined in Bangladesh in terms of total living expenses of a family falling short of the cost of minimum

  • Bangladesh political impasse impeding economic progress: US

    The United States has said the violent political impasse in Bangladesh unfortunately is impeding the economic progress

  • WB okays $200m credit for poor Bangladeshis

    The World Bank today approved $200 million in interest-free credit to improve livelihoods of approximately five million poor people in the rural areas of Bangladesh

  • UK Bangladeshis at higher risk of poverty: Report

    British people of Pakistani and Bangladeshi origin are around three times more likely to be in poverty compared to their white counterparts while people of Indian descent have largely closed that gap, according to new research by Oxford University

  • DFID top official in Dhaka

    Mark Lowcock, UK Permanent Secretary for Department for International Development (DFID), arrives in Dhaka on a two-day official visit

  • Safety net benefits auditing

    ONE major instrument of the government for poverty alleviation consists of safety net coverages called Vulnerable Group Development (VGD), Vulnerable Group Feeding (VGF) and Employment Generation Programme for the Poorest (EGPP).

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    Why poverty action plans don't work

    CAN we really banish poverty in Bangladesh by the year 2030? I do not question the loftiness of the goal of eradicating poverty or the sincerity of policy makers and the economists. However, what gives me reasons for concern is the lack of evidence on the efficacy of various anti-poverty programmes, and the limited amount of time left to meet the target, i.e., only fifteen years remaining. Complicating the scenario is the evidence from research that the mainstay of our economic programmes to eradicate poverty in the last two decades, viz., employment generation in the garments sector and microcredit expansion, may not deliver the goods for those who live in poverty.

  • Poverty reduction trend impressive

    AS published in a leading Bangla daily, a study brought out by the General Economic Division of Planning Commission, poverty has reduced to 24.47 per cent.