Hossain, Iqbal

Listening to CBOs: development of the project exit strategy through participatory capacity assessment in relation to the sustainability of CBOs

This report presents the perceptions of project group members, AC (Area Committee) members and project staff regarding the sustainability of UCDPÆs (urban community development programmes) organisational building approach in relation to the phase out of a UCPD project in Bowbazar area, Chittagong, Bangladesh that was initiated by the organisation Concern Bangladesh.

Targeting the extreme poor: field experience from Dimla, Bangladesh

The international NGO, Concern Worldwide, decided to assess whether its Integrated Rural Development Projects (IRDP) are reaching the extreme poor. Dimla was chosen as a site for a participatory research study which asked two questions 1) Who are the extreme poor? and 2) Is Concern's Dimla project reaching the extreme poor effectively through its existing activities? This article presents the process and findings of this research. The research focuses on a category of extreme poor termed the 'helpless poor' and why they have not often been able to participate fully in the project.