This 54 page document describes the SHOUHARDO food security program in Bangladesh and how it uses a women's empowerment model to...
CARE started its operations in Bangladesh (then East Pakistan) in 1949. Today, CARE Bangladesh amplifies the voices of the poor and the marginalized in ways that influence public opinion, development practices, and policy at all levels by drawing on grassroots experience and relationships with civil society, government, and the private sector.
We have made a long-term commitment to specific marginalized and vulnerable groups to achieve a lasting impact on the underlying causes of poverty and social injustice.
Bottom of the Pyramid Selling
Researchers studied a sales program that employs Bangladeshi women at the proverbial bottom of the pyramid, run by the Bangladesh arm of CARE.
It’s July, 2014. What Has Tipping Point Learned So Far?
Child Grooms: Several communities in our working areas of Nepal arrange and celebrate marriages between children aged as young as 4. Brides and grooms might not see each other again until they near puberty, when they are expected to begin marital life. Boys, too, are denied the choice of if, when, and who to marry. In coming months, we will explore the impact on boys.
The Tipping Point project is using a Developmental Evaluation (DE) approach to monitoring, evaluation, and learning (MEL) which leads to innovation through a focus on documentation, reflection, and learning so that we can refine strategies at every step of the way. Many people naturally experiment, by trying out new ways of doing something, and then changing what they are doing based on feedback loops and changing needs and demands. However, traditional monitoring and evaluation systems do not usually value or support this experimentation.
Assistance for Slum Dwellers (ASD) is a Bangladeshi non-profit and non-governmental organization, dedicated to the cause of distressed humanity. Since its inception in 1988, ASD has worked to ensure poor peoples’ participation in the development process. ASD's focus is to ensure that poor people have support and participation in processes so that they can change their own lives. Its mission is to encourage the poor to create solidarity, build skills, link to resources, improve their bargaining position, and have income earning opportunities.
Jaintia Shinnomul Songstha (JASHIS) is a non-profit and non-government organization based in the Sylhet district of Bangladesh. JASHIS conducts most of its work through a participatory approach that considers everyone’s perspective. JASHIS values providing everyone with an opportunity to participate in the planning process, as well as have a role in decision making. JASHIS has gathered knowledge and skill through extensive training on PRA tools. As a result, the team applies their learning during all stages of project implementation.
“If you have the right aspiration and devotion towards what you want to achieve in life, I guarantee that you will reach it at some point in time!”
These are the words that Selina Akhter, a 20 year old girl was saying to other village girls her age. In just six months, she was able to change her life like no one else in her village. She is an example of how one’s own dedication and sincerity can fulfill goals in life, despite many obstacles.