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Aiding Resilience among the Extreme Poor in Bangladesh

By Geoffrey D. Wood (Editor) Dr. Zulfiqar Ali (Editor) Mathilde Maitrot (Editor) Dr. Joe Devine (Editor)

Publisher(s): The University Press Limited (UPL)   

First Published: June 2018 No. of Pages: 614 Weight (kg): 1

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This book comprises a selection of studies from the research team of the Extreme Poverty programme (EEP-Shiree), sponsored by GOB-DFID during 2008-16. Its core premise is that extreme poverty is significantly different as a socio-economic, political and cultural experience from being moderately poor in the society. This categorical distinction is centred around the principle of social isolation and exclusion from supportive networks of kin and social capital within communities, often reinforced by the prominence of female headed or managed extreme poor households. In many instances, they are too poor and without the capabilities to be attractive to others for the purposes of exploitation! The place of exploitative relationships in the reproduction of extreme poverty is thus an empirical question: is their condition more idiosyncratic than systemic?

 However the categorical distinction between extreme and moderate poverty should not be overstated. Among the poor of any category, there is a churning of fortunes, moving up and down across externally established, monetised poverty lines, meaning that snapshot targeting has to be replaced by dynamic, more community level targeting approaches. The purpose of any targeting is to focus both productive assets and cash transfers upon those in need, but under conditions of inequality and poor governance can any gains be protected and sustained? The papers in this volume explore the experience of supporting the livelihoods of the extreme poor from these perspectives and draw attention to policy and practice being driven by the goal of resilience rather than just graduation from being extremely poor.

 

Table of Content

Part 1 Strategic Issues
Chapter 1 : Extreme Poverty and the Need for a New Political Settlement : The Case of Bangladesh
Chapter 2 : Dilemmas of Reaching the Poorest : Learning So Far from Shiree’s Experience of the Targeting the Extreme Poor
Chapter 3 : Poverty Threshold Analysis : Reassessing and Revalidating Quantitative Indicators
Part 4 Protecting the Gains
Chapter 4 : Extreme Poverty and Protecting the Gains : Lessons from Recent Research
Chapter 5 : Making Productive Use of Khas Land: Experience of Extreme Poor Households
Chapter 6 : Understanding the Effectiveness of Access to Khas Land : Comparing Khas Land Receivers to Non-Receivers
Part 3 Resilience and Security
Chapter 7 : The Role of Social Protection Allowance Programs in Extreme Poor Households’ Resilience : Social Means to Economic Resilience?
Chapter 8 : Food Insecurity of Extreme Poor Female-Headed Households in Coastal Bangladesh
Chapter 9 : Addressing the Psychological Context of Extreme Poverty : Need, Aspirations and Cash Transfers in Bangladesh
Part 4 Being Healthy and Able
Chapter 10 : Health and Well-Being in the Lives of the Extreme Poor
Chapter 11 : The Effects of Extreme Poor Adivasi Income-earners’ Ill Health on their Households: A Qualitative Analysis from the Chittagong Hill Tracts
Chapter 12 : Economics of Disability and Children-at-Risk in Bangladesh
Part 5 Extreme Poor Women : Empowerment and Resilience
Chapter 13 : Assessing Women’s’ Choice in the Asset Empowerment Strategies in the Southwest Coastal Region of Bangladesh
Chapter 14 : Building Resilience : A Gender-Sensitive Analysis of Shiree Interventions
Part 6 Strategic Assessment
Chapter 15 : Exploring the Impact of a Community Solidarity Building Approach for Addressing Social Discrimination
Chapter 16 : Revisiting Extreme Poverty and Marginality in Bangladesh : How Successful are Policies and Programs in Reaching the Extreme Poor?

This book features in: Academic and Reference Books Economics and Finance Development Studies

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