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ERIC Number: EJ747843
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-May
Pages: 10
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ISSN: ISSN-0020-8566
Ganokendra: An Innovative Model for Poverty Alleviation in Bangladesh
Alam, Kazi Rafiqul
International Review of Education, v52 n3-4 p343-352 May 2006
Ganokendras (people's learning centers) employ a literacy-based approach to alleviating poverty in Bangladesh. They give special attention to empowering rural women, among whom poverty is widespread. The present study reviews the Ganokendra-approach to facilitating increased political and economic awareness and improving community conditions in line with government initiatives for poverty reduction. Many Ganokendras implement programmes geared towards income-generating activities and establish linkages with other service providers, both governmental and non-governmental. As is shown, one particularly successful strategy for facilitating women's economic empowerment involves co-ordinating micro-credit available through other agencies.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Bangladesh