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Disability and extreme poverty : recommendations from practitioners in Bangladesh

FREMLIN, Peter
April 2015

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This paper presents shared lessons from experts and organisations working on disability-inclusive poverty reduction in Bangladesh. It gives an overview of the situation of persons with disabilities in extreme poverty in Bangladesh, highlighting disability-specific challenges, and the gaps in institutional capacity to deal with these issues. Recommendations are provided on the need to identify persons with disabilities more clearly, introduce disability-focus to mainstream poverty reduction efforts, adopt measures to overcome disability specific challenges, and strengthen institutional capacity to work on disability issues

Making a living last longer : insights into older people's livelihood strategies

ERB, Susan
2011

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This research report explores the challenges faced by older people in securing a sustainable livelihood in four countries. The research found that older people face significant barriers in achieving livelihood security due to lack of regular, predictable and sufficient cash income such as non-contributory pensions. Gender, destitution, and emergency preparedness emerged as cross-cutting issues that affect older people’s livelihood challenges regardless of location. The research also found that older people have only limited access to microfinance institutions (MFIs) and banks, and therefore to credit and savings facilities. It concludes by highlighting key guiding principles for governments, community-based organisations, NGOs, MFIs and others working to support older people to achieve greater livelihood security

A case study on reaching the poorest & vulnerable

AHMED, Rokeya
2006

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This paper outlines a case study focusing on the very poorest people in a water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) programme in urban areas of Bangladesh. WASH focuses on economic access through a cross-subsidy approach, and uses poverty ranking by community to identify the hard-core poor. Two case studies are presented; one about a blind elderly man and the other about a frail elderly woman. The paper would be useful for people interested learning about WASH programmes for poor people in urban areas in Bangladesh

Community based rehabilitation practices and alleviation of poverty of people with disabilities in Bangladesh

ALAM, Khandakar Jahurul
BARI, Nazmul
KHAN, Masudul Abedin
June 2005

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This paper presents a problem analysis of the current issues for disabled people in Bangladesh. It also analyses critical issues and details further needs for community based rehabilitation and poverty alleviation. It is useful for people interested in community based rehabilitation in Bangladesh
Workshop on Community-Based Rehabilitation (CBR) and Poverty Alleviation of Persons with Disabilities
Bangkok, Thailand
5 July 2005

Poverty and children : lessons of the 90s for least developed countries

UNITED NATIONS CHILDREN'S FUND (UNICEF)
2001

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Children in the world’s 48 poorest nations remain among the most vulnerable in the world. This report demonstrates why investing in children is the key to reducing poverty and how even comparatively small amounts could turn the tide in favour of children in these countries. Substantive external debt relief for these highly indebted countries and sustained support from international donors are critical to achieving this progress

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