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THE ROLE OF NGOs IN THE SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT IN BANGLADESH

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Author(s): Azizul Hassan | Ahmed Forhad

Journal: Present Environment and Sustainable Development
ISSN 1843-5971

Volume: 7;
Issue: 2;
Start page: 59;
Date: 2013;
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Keywords: Bangladesh | the Bangladesh Rural Advancement Committee (BRAC) | sustainable development | development programmes | poverty alleviation | employment generation

ABSTRACT
Non-governmental organizations are claimed to have impacts on the sustainable development in rural areas of the developing countries and the Bangladesh Rural Advancement Committee (BRAC) is identified as an example. This study has considered BRAC as the case and has been aimed to critically outline the roles of this selected non-governmental organization (BRAC) in sustainable development process. With this particular aim, this study has also explored the trends of current poverty situations in Bangladesh. In addition, impacts of the BRAC sustainable development initiatives have also been analyzed, to some extent. This study has selected two villages of the Chandpur district of Bangladesh, where BRAC has been operating intense programmes. This study has used both the qualitative and quantitative methods of research. Results suggest that programmes undertaken by NGOs are capable of having positive contributions in the sustainable development process to a certain level. The fact is that the programme implementation, where efficiency of the NGO employees is an indicator of success factor. The research is empirical and is expectedly fill the gap of literature.

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