Increasing Food Security by Asset Transfer Evidence from a Pro-Ultra-Poor-Intervention in Bangladesh

Increasing Food Security by Asset Transfer Evidence from a Pro-Ultra-Poor-Intervention in Bangladesh

|by Lukas Rudolph | The project "Income and Food Security" uses promotional (asset transfer and training), protective (savings and asset insurance) and transformative measures (lobbying and organization) as a combined intervention to lift 4,800 ultra-poor households in northern Bangladesh above the poverty line. Based on baseline and endline data of the target- and control-group household this paper assesses the effectiveness of the project on increasing food security. Additionally the project effect for subgroups as well as correlates of ultra-poverty for the sample are noted.

This paper was presented to the "International Conference on International Relations and Development" at the Thammasat University, Bangkok, Thailand, on 19-20 May 2011.

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