Life and Livelihood of the Ultra Poor in Rural Bangladesh: Baseline Findings of CFPR-TUP Program Phase III

This publication contains a detailed analysis of the baseline profile of both program participants and non-participants (as a comparison group) of the third phase of the CFPR-TUP program. BRAC’s program “Challenging the Frontiers of Poverty Reduction-Targeting the Ultra Poor (CFPR-TUP)” commenced in 2002 with the intention of reaching the ultra-poor, who are deprived of various social needs requiring attention to alleviate them from the clutch of abject poverty. Evaluation of the CFPR-TUP programme, both phase I and II, showed that the programme was remarkably successful in sustainably lifting the participants out of ultra-poverty. The objective of this report is to provide detailed profiles of the targeted ultra-poor households in the baseline and also a comparison of them with other households in the community. In particular, the following broad areas of the survey respondents’ lives and livelihood are covered in this book—demography and education, asset base, food consumption and food security. health and nutrition, vulnerability, employment and income.

Publisher: BRAC-RED
Type: Case Study
Year: 2014