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Old Age Allowance (English)

Bangladesh has seen significant declines in fertility and mortality following remarkable improvements in human development. The country’s population pyramid, once with a wide base representing a very large young population, is starting to see a burgeoning elderly population (defined as those ages sixty-two and older) who represented about 5 percent of the population in 2011i and is expected to grow to a staggering 20 percent of the population by 2050. ... See More +

Brief 135280 MAR 13, 2019

Anwar,Rubaba; Cho,Yoonyoung; Aziz,Ashiq Disclosed

Vulnerable Group Feeding : Bangladesh - Program Brief (English)

In the wake of the famine in 1974, the Government of Bangladesh, in partnership with the World Food Program (WFP), launched the vulnerable group feeding (VGF) program. ... See More +

Brief 135379 MAR 01, 2019

Anwar,Rubaba; Cho,Yoonyoung Disclosed

Employment Generation Program for the Poorest Bangladesh : Program Brief (English)

The food, fuel, and financial crisis in 2007-08 pulled over 4 million into poverty (3 percentage points increase in the poverty rate) in Bangladesh. ... See More +

Brief 135278 JAN 01, 2019

Anwar,Rubaba; Cho,Yoonyoung Disclosed

Allowances for the Financially Insolvent Disabled : Program Brief (English)

A significant share of people is affected by disabilities in Bangladesh - some studies find that people with disabilities (PWDs) constitute 7 percent of the population of Bangladesh, or almost a third of households have one member or more with disabilities. ... See More +

Brief 135275 JAN 01, 2019

Anwar,Rubaba; Cho,Yoonyoung; Aziz,Ashiq Disclosed

Allowances for the Widow, Deserted, and Destitute Women : Program Brief (English)

Widows and divorced women in Bangladesh represent about a tenth of ever married women in the country. Despite progress in women’s empowerment, due to social stigma and patriarchal social norms, they tend to be highly vulnerable to poverty and social marginalization. ... See More +

Brief 135277 JAN 01, 2019

Anwar,Rubaba; Cho,Yoonyoung; Aziz,Ashiq Disclosed

Bangladesh : Food for Work, Work for Money, and Test Relief - Program Brief (English)

In the lean periods ahead of harvest, twice a year, when food shortages are most significant, the rural labor force has fewer employment and income generating opportunities. ... See More +

Brief 135297 JAN 01, 2019

Anwar,Rubaba; Cho,Yoonyoung; Aziz,Ashiq Disclosed

Bangladesh : Towards a Child Benefit Scheme - Program Brief (English)

Capitalizing on the early years is one of the most critical investments a country can make to break the cycle of poverty, address inequality and boost productivity in later life. ... See More +

Brief 135296 JAN 01, 2019

Anwar,Rubaba; Rahman,Aneeka Disclosed