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A Journey towards Development: The Impact of Local NGO Programmes on Women Living in the Char Lands of Bangladesh

Nusrat Jahan Chowdhury
Development in Practice
Vol. 18, No. 1 (Feb., 2008), pp. 117-124
Published by: Taylor & Francis, Ltd. on behalf of Oxfam GB
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/27751881
Page Count: 8
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A Journey towards Development: The Impact of Local NGO Programmes on Women Living in the Char Lands of Bangladesh
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Abstract

Both national and international policy-making institutions have acknowledged the contribution of NGOs in alleviating poverty, through empowering the poor and continuing to support their endeavours. In Bangladesh NGOs are working at national and local levels, but very few are working with the poorest and most vulnerable groups who live in the riverine and coastal areas, known as the char lands. These areas are unlike other parts of the country in terms of their physical, economic, and social structures, and they require a different approach in order to address the unique set of problems facing those who live there. Using experimental and innovative programmes, a small number of local NGOs have begun to make an impact in an area where government interventions and success are rare.

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