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What Development Interventions Work? The Long-Term Impact and Cost Effectiveness of Anti-Poverty Interventions in Bangladesh

8th April 2008
Dhaka, Bangladesh

International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)

Data Analysis and Technical Assistance (DATA) Ltd

Programme for Research on Chronic Poverty in Bangladesh (PRCPB)


The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) and CPRC, in partnership with the Data Analysis and Technical Assistance (DATA) Ltd., are undertaking quantitative and qualitative research focusing on the long-term impact of three interventions - microfinance, new agricultural technologies, and food/cash transfers for education - on the livelihoods and well-being of poor Bangladeshis. The project builds on IFPRI data collected during the 1990s on the impact of the three interventions on 1,787 households in rural Bangladesh:

  • educational transfers, through the provision of food or cash for education) to poor families;
  • production-related interventions, through the introduction of new agricultural technologies;
  • microfinance, through NGOs. 

By resurveying these original households a decade later, the study analyses and compares the long-term impacts of these anti-poverty interventions.

Speakers and schedule

Key speakers and discussants include:

  • Agnes Quisumbing, IFPRI senior research fellow
  • Bob Baulch, CPRC
  • Akhter Ahmed, IFPRI senior research fellow

Event website

For more information on this event, please contact International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)

Meeting reports


Resources and links

The Daily Star, Bangladesh, 6th April 2008


The New Nation Internet Edition, 6th April, 2008