An Assessment of Extension of Palli Daridro Bimochon Foundation (PDBF) Activities for Poverty Alleviation and Self Employment Project in Bangladesh


Authors : Md. Monarul Islam; Mohammad Rafiqul Islam; Abu Sayed Md. Kamruzzaman; Farhana Khandoker; Mohshi-U-Nahidy Islam

Volume/Issue : Volume 6 - 2021, Issue 5 - May

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The main purpose of the study was to determine the livelihood improvement of the beneficiaries through Extension of PDBF Activities for Poverty Alleviation & Self Employment project. The study was conducted in Faridpur, Natore and Comilla districts. A total number of 367 beneficiaries were finally selected which constituted the sample of the study by using stratified random sampling technique. Eleven selected characteristics of the beneficiaries were considered as the independent variables and livelihood development of the beneficiaries through project activities was the dependent variable of the study. Up close and personal meeting plan was utilized to gather applicable information from the respondents. Livelihood improvement of the respondent was measured by the addition of the extent of changes occurred in 6 selected dimensions of projects activities. An overwhelming majority (81.47%) of beneficiaries belonged to medium, compared to 16.08% and 2.45% belong to low and high change in livelihood improvement categories respectively. Results of this study indicated that out of 11 variables, the correlation coefficient of 6 independent variables i.e. annual savings, family size, training, income generating activities, duration with project and attitude towards project were found significantly (0.5% and 1% level) related with the dependent variable. A multiple correlation R value is 0.376 and corresponding R2 value is 0.141; which means that all the independent variables jointly explained 14.10% of total variation changes in livelihood improvement of the respondents.

Keywords : Livelihood; Improvement; Beneficiaries, PDBF.

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