They made this recommendation in an online dissemination event on launching of a study on social protection organized by CARE Bangladesh, said a press release.
Findings of the study, entitled, “Integration of Economic and Social Service Interventions for Deeper Impact-The Experience of Shomoshti” was shared by Rubaiyath Sarwar, head researcher of Innovision Consulting Private Ltd.
Fouzia Nasreen, senior technical advisor, Swisscontact and Anowarul Haq, social development advisor also deputy team leader, Extreme Poverty Program of UK Department for International Development (DFID) were present as guests of honor.
Anowarul Haq of DFID suggested incorporating learning from previous projects to develop a new one.
“We need to invest more in order to create model of incorporating women in the business before we pursue private sectors to do the same” said Fouzia Nasreen of Swisscontact.
CARE Bangladesh has been implementing “SHOMOSHTI - Prosperity for the Poor and Disadvantaged” project along with 5 NGOs (PNGOs), 2 public and 10 private sector partners.
With a target to reach 180,000 rural households, the project has been implementing interventions in 28 Upazilas covering 14 districts, clustered in 4 regions of Bangladesh.
Overall goal of Shomoshti is to uplift the wellbeing of the rural households which will increase their capacities to sustain and further improve their gains in income and social aspects.
Shomoshti’s design integrates Making Market Work for Poor (M4P) approach with equitable provision and access to social services for generating impact across both economic and social welfare for sustained graduation out of poverty.