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Poverty Reduction through ensuring poor people’s control of and access to land

The prime objective of the development initiatives in Bangladesh is poverty reduction. For decade’s development activists, scholars, political elite are putting forward various approach and development strategies to address the issue of poverty reduction. Bangladesh government has prepared the PRSP. The poverty reduction endeavor of Bangladesh through Micro credit has received world recognition through the receive of Nobel prize by Dr Yunus and Grameen Bank.

However, Uttaran, perceive that given the nature of rural economy, livelihood pattern and socio-economic & power structure poverty reduction in Bangladesh can not be addressed through mere micro-credit. Uttaran through its field level experience assume that differential control...
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The Ground Reality: The Plight and Challenges of the Landless People on their Quest for their Land Right in the Southwest Region

Bangladesh is basically an agriculture country and the income derived from this sector fuels the biggest portion of the country's economy.  Two thirds of the populations are engaged in agricultural sector.  Eighty percent of the country’s population lived in the rural communities.  Rural poverty remained more extensive than urban poverty which further worsen the economic condition of the rural poor and resulted to fragmentation of landownership. Land conflict becomes...
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