Graduation approach to poverty reduction in the humanitarian context: Evidence from Bangladesh

Rahman, Atiya, Bhattacharjee, Anindita, Nisat, Rafia and Das, Narayan (2023) Graduation approach to poverty reduction in the humanitarian context: Evidence from Bangladesh. Journal of International Development, 35 (6). pp. 1287-1317. ISSN 0954-1748

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Increasing forcibly displaced populations worldwide are adversely affecting the poorest host communities' livelihoods. Livelihood programmes can reduce this tension by addressing host communities' skills and capital constraints. In this paper, we examine the effect of a customised version of BRAC's Ultra-Poor Graduation (UPG) programme on the livelihoods of the host communities of Rohingya refugees. We find that the programme increases labour supply in self-employment of working-age men and women, household income, food expenditure and productive asset. Further, we find some weak evidence that the programme decreases the tension between hosts and Rohingya refugees.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: sdg 1 - no poverty,sdg 16 - peace, justice and strong institutions ,/dk/atira/pure/sustainabledevelopmentgoals/no_poverty
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Global Development (formerly School of International Development)
UEA Research Groups: Faculty of Social Sciences > Research Groups > Behavioural and Experimental Development Economics
Depositing User: LivePure Connector
Date Deposited: 18 Oct 2023 00:41
Last Modified: 07 May 2024 01:38
DOI: 10.1002/jid.3728

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