This paper presents findings from an attitudinal survey of various “Change Makers” in Bangladesh towards extreme poverty. It provides a background to extreme poverty in Bangladesh, a discussion on why involving “Change Makers” or elites is important, and goes on to cover the attitudes of researchers, civil society, business people, academics, media, bureaucrats, political leaders towards the extreme poor. The authors conclude a relatively good level of sensitisation to extreme poverty among respondents exists, while these continue to not feel threatened by the poor. Those interviewed assigned a major responsibility to the state and NGOs to respond to extreme poverty.
Hunzai, M.; Ahmad, F. An Attitudinal Survey: Assessing Attitudes of the “Change Makers” of Bangladesh Towards Extreme Poverty. Shiree, Dhaka, Bangladesh (2008) 26 pp.