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Targeting the extreme poor: field experience from Dimla, Bangladesh Char area of Dimla (PLA Notes 47)

In this paper the authors consider the development of community-based organisations as promoted by Concern's programme of Integrated Rural Development Projects (IRDP) in Bangladesh. Working with the extreme poor in the most rural areas, Concern used participation to establish pro-poor strategies to ensure previous failures were not repeated.

Participatory Learning and Action is the world’s leading informal journal on participatory approaches. Guest editors provide up-to-the minute accounts of participatory approaches in specific fields. Since 1987, PLA has provided a forum for participatory practitioners – community workers, activists and researchers – to share experiences, reflections and methodological innovations with others, providing a genuine ‘voice from the field’.

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  • IIED code: G02054
  • Published: Aug 2003 - IIED
  • Area: Bangladesh
  • Theme: Participation
  • Source pub: Participatory Learning and Action 47
  • Language: English

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