The cornerstone of the Chars Livelihoods Programme (CLP) is the asset transfer programme, which provides participants with an income generating asset valued at 16,500 Taka (c. £137). The vast majority of participants (roughly 98%) select cattle and training is provided to develop livestock rearing skills. Together, these activities promote a shift from reliance on labouring, to earning an income through selling livestock products. The challenge now is to help these individuals to further increase their incomes and continue their journey out of poverty. This briefing examines how to help poor households gain access to markets.
Anon. Brief: Developing Markets for the Chars. (2014) 2 pp.