Overview of Employment Generation Program for the poorest (EGPP) Background:
Bangladesh is a developing country. About 31.5% of her population live under Poverty line, which amounts to about 47 million people. Among them about 50% is very poor. They are called as poorest of the poor. Roughly a third of all workers are daily agricultural wage workers, and nearly a quarter of all workers are self-employed in agriculture (HIES 2005); poverty is most prevalent among these groups of workers. Bangladesh is also vulnerable to chronic disasters, which pushes households further into poverty. These factors necessitate introducing mechanisms to provide succor to the poorest households to tide over the vulnerability. Read more....
World Bank is key partner for this program. The People's Republic of