Ahona Azad Choyti

October 21, 2021

Escaping poverty long term: Investing in the multidimensional needs of the next generation

Extreme poverty has many faces and varies in different contexts. The “official” definition of extreme poverty is stated in terms of income – living on less than $1.90 per day. But extreme poverty is about more than a lack of income.
September 6, 2021

‘New poor’: Ensuring inclusive growth amidst the new challenges of the pandemic

24 million people, or 14% of the population, have been newly pushed into poverty as a result of the pandemic in Bangladesh. Learn how BRAC has introduced new interventions to ensure that this group can restart their lives as the country emerges from lockdowns, and build resilience for future shocks.
June 15, 2021

Dry fish, betel leaf and business: Three women challenging poverty in Bangladesh

Cox’s Bazar, popular as the longest uninterrupted sea beach in the world, is also now globally known as the home of the largest refugee camp. The sudden influx of refugees added multiple challenges to people living in the host community, including a fall in wages and price hike of essential commodities. Cox’s Bazar’s geographic location, social and religious outlook, and refugee surplus demand targeted development interventions to lessen the economic vulnerability of the host communities residing there.
April 21, 2021

Climate resiliency through the lens of ultra-poverty: Six interventions from BRAC

Bangladesh ranks seventh in the global top ten most affected countries in the climate risk index 2021 report. Approximately 13.3 million Bangladeshis are estimated to be displaced by 2050 due to climate change impacts. To combat challenges of climate-induced disasters, learning from the past can be instrumental in reducing risks and better support people living in ultra-poverty.
February 5, 2020

Annual General Meetings in the most unexpected places

Village development organisations under the Jibika project are community-led platforms to improve the lives of people living around Chevron-operated gas fields. Read how their annual general meetings are paving the way for their organisational security.
November 7, 2019

Revitalising livelihoods through self-help groups

The Jibika project’s village development organisations have 58% women representation in leadership positions. Since 2015, these organisations have been unlocking potential in vulnerable communities living near Chevron-operated gas fields in greater Sylhet.