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Development of a Multidimensional Sustainable Livelihoods Model for Rural Bangladesh


  • Tamgid Ahmed Chowdhury

    () (North South University, Bangladesh)


This paper offers a multidimensional livelihoods asset model customized to local priorities in rural Bangladesh, and so advances the DFID’s livelihoods model. The model enables measurement of relative livelihoods asset achievements of poor men and women living in ameliorating poverty. The study is based on primary data collected from 30 villages in Bangladesh. It has been observed that women have better record in achieving social capital (such as vote casting, decision making at jobs, etc.) whereas, men are better off in gaining financial capital (such as higher savings). Significantly less achievement in the indicators of human capital (such as more sick days, and high morbidity) in the rural areas is alarming.

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  • Tamgid Ahmed Chowdhury, 2015. "Development of a Multidimensional Sustainable Livelihoods Model for Rural Bangladesh," Journal of Developing Areas, Tennessee State University, College of Business, vol. 49(5), pages 153-168, Special I.
  • Handle: RePEc:jda:journl:vol.49:year:2015:issue5:pp:153-168

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    Sustainable livelihoods; poverty; Government; NGO; Bangladesh;

    JEL classification:

    • I38 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Welfare, Well-Being, and Poverty - - - Government Programs; Provision and Effects of Welfare Programs
    • I39 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Welfare, Well-Being, and Poverty - - - Other
    • O29 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Development Planning and Policy - - - Other
    • C19 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General - - - Other


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