Ultra Poor and Asset Transfer in Urban Setting: Evidence from Slums in Bangladesh uri icon

abstract

  • We use cross-sectional data to assess the impact of the programme on livelihood where propensity score matching technique has been adopted in analysing the data. Results show that programme participants' self-employment, income, food consumption, saving, health seeking behaviour, empowerment and social awareness have been increased significantly. However, we find that addressing sanitation and hygiene practices remains the key challenge. So to bring a sustainable solution to the issue, a collective effort of slum owners, dwellers and slum community people along with program is needed. These findings are potentially important for expansion and replication of this type of programme. Copyright (c) 2016 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

publication date

  • 2016
  • 2016