Identifying Activities for Pro-Poor Employment and Income in Coastal South

Research Team: Sajjad Zohir, Sara Zabeen, Hosneara Munni, Sujan Ghosh
Sponsored by: Save the Children UK, Dhaka

The study reviewed existing literature on the selection criteria and development interventions for the extreme poor in the country in general and specifically in the south-western districts. The study identified a list of goods and/or services which hold potential for engaging workforce from extreme poor households. Along with available secondary information, several groups of stakeholders were consulted including extreme poor households, project staff of Save the Children, UK, micro-finance institutions and banks engaged in lending operations, NGO/INGO staffs, trade and business bodies and several groups of micro and small enterprises. Market studies and value chain analyses of several products were undertaken as well.