This report stems from a project designed to sustainably graduate marginalised people from communities in Pabna district out of extreme poverty. Socially marginalised communities in the project area are most commonly known as horijans or \"the untouchables\" and include: sweepers (methor), cobblers (muchi), gardeners (mali), and cremation workers (dom). The proposed innovation plans to address the problem of extreme poverty and social exclusion of these highly marginalised groups.
A similar process has been followed during the preparation of each Lessons Learned report for the Round Three innovation projects. Chapter One was drafted to summarise the narrative of the project from design and inception through to completion. This chapter draws on the initial Project Memoranda as well as the output of several independent (SILPA) reviews conducted during the course of the project. BOSS was asked to submit relevant documents to inform this chapter and the chapter was reviewed and endorsed by the NGO project staff prior to finalisation. Chapter Two reports the output of an Impact Survey conducted according to a standard methodology for all 12 projects. This survey was undertaken by trained enumerators adopting a similar methodology to that used for the Scale Fund CMS3 instrument. The baseline census (CMS1) is used for before and after intervention comparisons. The Conclusion is a comparison between final project achievements and the original logical framework. The Annex includes a summary of the project exit strategy and a brief sub project financial profile.
EEP/Shiree. Lesson Learning Report: BOSS. Shiree, Dhaka, Bangladesh (2013) 36 pp.