|Development Strategies and Socio-Demographic Impact of Non-Governmental Organizations
Evidence from Rural Bangladesh
ISBN 984 05 1393 1 1997 156pp 215x136mm HB Tk.250.00 US$20.00
This book presents research findings and reflections on NGO-based micro-development strategies of an eminent researcher on population and development in Bangladesh. The book is the most comprehensive of all the studies available on the impact of the NGO-promoted alternative approach to development, which is based on the grassroots level mobilization of the beneficiary groups in the selected rural areas of Bangladesh. The author follows an unusual approach that combines qualitative and quantitative methods to explore the various aspects of a selected NGO-based grassroots level credit programmes and their socio-demographic impact.
The Bangladesh experience in NGO-based development strategies is especially important since NGOs are increasingly involved in implementing development programmes in the developing countries. Bangladesh probably has more NGOs than any other developing country of the same size in the world. The author, who is an outsider to the NGO scene in Bangladesh, has collected an impressive amount of data on the programme strategies of some of these NGOs and their impact, which he presents and interprets in constituting what will certainly be the standard work on this topic.
Dr. Ruhul Amin is Director of Research, Institute for Urban Research, and Adjunct Professor of Sociology at Morgan State University, Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.A. He has more than two decades of experience in administering, evaluating, and researching action and training programmes in family planning, primary health care, and income-generation in Bangladesh, West Africa, China, Vietnam, North Korea, and U.S.A. He has extensively published his articles in refereed journals, mostly in U.S.A. and England and served as Consultant to United Nations Department of Technical Cooperation, New York, The World Bank, Washington D.C., and U.S. Agency for International Development, Washington D.C. His current research interests include poverty alleviation, reproductive health, and integrated rural development both in U.S.A. and developing countries.