Impact of Comprehensive Village Development Programme (Cvdp) On Poverty Reduction: A Case Study of Two Villages in Comilla Adarsha Sadar Upazila

Abstract

The present study highlights the impact of Comprehensive Village Development Programme (CVDP) on Poverty Reduction in two villages of Comilla District. It was found that the programme has contributed much to human resources development through imparting training, organizing capital through share-savings, harnessing local resources through participative planning, enriching entrepreneurial skills by implementing different Income- Generating Activities (IGA) through micro-credit, and on the whole, creating social capital for village development. This research used head count method for poverty measurement and found that CVDP played vital role in reducing poverty in the two researched villages. It was found that poverty in the researched villages is now less than 23% in 2013 compare to 67% in 2003.

Keywords: Poverty, Poverty measurement, Village Development

Article Review Status: Published

Pages: 12-29 (Download PDF)

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