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Transcript of RMITtalks

Why did they do it?
Who was involved and how did they benefit?
How can we improve this?

Second Participatory Livestock Development Project
What did they achieve?

1. Bangladesh's Government Policy and
2. ADB's strategy's and mission
2. PKSF's goal and implementing

Women's Empowerment

Project participants said they had improved:
Self confidence
Self Respect

Increase annual income:
Planned: 20%
Achieved: 25-30%
Create own savings:
$8.8 million across project beneficiaries
Earn a wage to support family needs
IGAs contributed to 74% of the family incomes
Women continued to receive credit even on conclusion of the project (figure unknown)


Increased women’s status within their families and the community
Increased influence in decision making
Improved living conditions for the ultra poor of Bangladesh
Improved mobility
Social awareness and support

“Even though prices of daily
necessitates have increased, we can eat three satisfying meals a day” – Mahiron of Sugandhi Samity

Farmer Training
Monitoring and Evaluation
Market Support
Project Management Unit
Capacity building of staff regarding gender and development
Community Mobilization and credit
Pilot program for ultra poor
GAP targets were overachieved in the areas of: the number of beneficiaries, and women who received credit and technical training
What did the Gender Action Plan achieve?
Gender Objectives of the Project:

1. Gender aspects of poverty reduction are
addressed in all project components;
2. Increasing women’s involvement at all stages of
project planning and implementation;
3. Improving women’s access to and control over
4. Increasing women’s employment in livestock
rearing and in marketing livestock products like feed.
Increase incomes
Create employment opportunities
Improve women’s status in the community
1. Rural poor
2. Women householders
Livestock-related enterprises providing technical and social training and marketing assistance
References :

ASIAN DEVELOPMENT BANK 2010. Gender equality results case studies: Bangladesh. Author, Philippines, available online <http://www.adb.org/sites/default/files/pub/2010/gender-case-study-ban.pdf>

ASIAN DEVELOPMENT BANK. 2013. Bangladesh: Second Participatory Livestock Development Project, Author, Philippines, available online <http://www.adb.org/sites/default/files/projdocs/35228-013-ban-pcr.pdf>

ALKIRE S, MEINZEN-DICK R, PETERMAN A, QUISUMBING A., SEYMOUR G., VAZ A. 2013. The Women’s Empowerment in Agriculture Index. World Development, Vol.52, pp.71-91, viewed online September 2014, Elsevier SD Freedom Collection, item: doi: 10.1016/j.worlddev.2013.06.007

DALY, M. 2005. Gender mainstreaming in theory and practice. Social Politics, vol. 12, no. 3, pp. 433-450, viewed 23 August 2014, Oxford Journals, item: doi: 10.1093/sp/jxi023,
GOETZ A. M., & GUPTA R. S. 1996. Who takes the credit? Gender, power, and control over loan use in rural credit programs in Bangladesh, World Development, vol. 24, no. 1, pp. 1-211 viewed 23 August 2014, Science Direct, item: doi: 10.1016/0305-750X(95)00124-U
KELKAR G., NATHAN D., & JAHAN R. 2006. We were in fire, now we are in water: Micro-credit and gender relations in rural Bangladesh. The Journal of Development Studies, viewed online 28 August 2014, IFAD-UNIFEM Gender Mainstreaming Programme in Asia, New Delhi. available online <www.ifad.org/english/operations/pi/bgd/documents/fire.pdf>
KELKAR G., NATHAN D., & JAHAN R . 2004. Redefining Women's 'Samman': Microcredit and Gender Relations in Rural Bangladesh. Economic and Political Weekly. vol. 39, no. 32, pp. 3627-3640. viewed online 25 August 2014, Economic and Political Weekly. item: http://www.jstor.org/stable/4415387

SCHULER S. R., HASHEMI S. M., & BADAL S. H. 2008. Men's violence against women in rural Bangladesh: Undermined or exacerbated by microcredit programmes? Development in Practice, vol. 8, no. 2, Pp. 148 - 57, viewed online 24 August 2014, item: doi:10.1080/096145298537

What did they miss
What did they do?

1. Improve community capabilities
2. Provide microfinance and technical supporting services
3. Build the capacity of the Department of Livestock Services
4. Support implementing and management agencies.
Who was missing?
Ministry of Women,
Local women's groups
High Interest/ Low influence
High Interest/ High Influence
Government Of Bangaladesh
Asian Development Bank
Danish International Development Assistance
Pali Karma Sahayak Foundation (PKSF)
Low Interest /High Influence
Other regional areas
Bangaladesh general public
Family Members
Low interest /low influence
Other provincial disrticts
Other NGO's
Ministry of finance and Fishiries
660 000 households (mainly distressed women)
15 Partner NGO's
Directorate of livestock services
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