Microfinance And Zakat As Community Development Instruments For Poverty Reduction In Bogra District, Bangladesh

Ali, Md. Isahaque (2013) Microfinance And Zakat As Community Development Instruments For Poverty Reduction In Bogra District, Bangladesh. PhD thesis, Universiti Sains Malaysia.

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The purpose of the study was to evaluate the effects of microfinance programs on poverty reduction in the district of Bogra, Bangladesh. The multifaceted poverty is a serious issue in Bangladesh, and microfinance is considered one of the most effective and flexible tools in the fight against poverty in Bangladesh. However, still about 45% people live below the poverty line in Bangladesh. The objectives of this study were to examine the role of microfinance programs in poverty reduction in the district of Bogra; to evaluate the effectiveness of microfinance programs on poverty reduction; to identify the contributing factors for high dominance of poverty; to analyze the role of zakat to increase the household income; and to recommend dependable poverty reduction policy that will improve the living standard of Bangladeshi poor citizenry. This study was based on data collected from Bogra district in 2011. The respondents of the study were 400 microfinance beneficiaries from Grameen Bank recruited with simple random sampling. A self- established criterion that they should have a minimum couple of years of micro finance experiences was applied for their recruitment. Questionnaire survey, in-depth interviews and Focus Group Discussions (FGD) were employed to collect data in order to ascertain the state of affairs of microfinance recipients of Grameen Bank. The quantitative findings suggested that there was no significant relationship of microfinance on specific variables such as household income, education opportunities, employment, health, nutrition, sanitations facilities and women`s empowerment in the district of Bogra.

Item Type: Thesis (PhD)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General) > H1-99 Social sciences (General)
Divisions: Pusat Pengajian Sains Kemasyarakatan (School of Social Sciences) > Thesis
Depositing User: Mr Mohammad Harish Sabri
Date Deposited: 27 Mar 2019 08:58
Last Modified: 12 Apr 2019 05:26
URI: http://eprints.usm.my/id/eprint/43809

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