This joint publication of CPD and BRAC Advocacy for Social Change has been prepared based on the findings of a study to examine and evaluate fiscal measures in support of the ‘ultra poor’ in the national budgets of Bangladesh. The study makes an assessment of the allocations and measures in successive national budgets that were geared towards the development of the ultra poor of the country. Based on data and information gleaned from field level investigations and interviews with beneficiaries and government officials, and also secondary information, the study carried out a qualitative assessments of the efficacy of three pioneering safety net programmes being implemented in Bangladesh: Employment Generation Programme for the Poorest (EGPP), Primary Education Stipend Programme (PESP) and Maternity Allowance Programme for the Poor Lactating Mothers. Finally the study puts forward a set of specific recommendations for improving the effectiveness of these programmes.
Contributors: Fahmida Khatun, Towfiqul Islam Khan and Ashiqun Nabi
Price: Tk. 135 / USD 15
Hard copy of the book is available at CPD Office