I. About CBMS-Bangladesh

Year Pilot-tested


CBMS Coverage Area

Muhammadpur West, Union of Daukhandi Up[azila, Comilla


The lack of poverty estimates at the local level in Bangladesh used to be a factor that hindered any initiatives for reducing poverty. Thus, under the Micro Impacts of Macroeconomic Adjustment Policies (MIMAP)- Bangladesh Project, the methodology and the indicators for a local level poverty monitoring system (LLPMS) were developed and pilot tested. Form the pilot phase of the LLPMS, it was noted that if local people can be motivated and trained to do this work, they could develop and operationalize such a system at the local level. An operational LLPMS at the union level is expected to complement the national poverty monitoring initiatives in providing both poverty and development-related information and policy guidelines.

The CBMS work in Bangladesh aims to create a community -based poverty monitoring system at the local level and ensure active local government participation and effective use of relevant information. The current phase of the project will serve as a replicable model for poverty monitoring at the local level, help identify the poor in certain areas, and serve as a basis for providing support services as per the needs of the local people, especially of the disadvantaged groups.

Special Initiatives


Policy Analysis on Growth and Employment 

II. Project Activities

  • Data Collection
  • Consultation/Dissemination Activities
  • Policy Fora
  • Local Training/Capacity building workshops

III. CBMS Core Indicators

      (table to follow)

IV. Project Outputs

  • Data Collection Instruments 
  • Database
  • Poverty Maps
  • Training Materials
  • Research Papers

V. Contact Information

Institutional Partners

The CBMS work in Bangladesh is being implemented by the Bangladesh Academy for Rural Development (BARD). The BARD has been established as a specialized national institution for training, research and action-research related to rural development it is committed to fulfill rural people's aspiration and perceived needs, and solve rural problems by enabling the rural people to work with proper motivation and training. It is also tasked to extend policy support to government by identifying advocacy issues and strategies of rural management.

The mandate of BARD involves:

  • Conduct of research in rural development and allied fields
  • Provision of training to government officials and others concerned with rural development.
  • Test and experiment on concepts and theories of development.
  • Evaluation of programmes and activities related to rural development.
  • Provision of advisory and consultative services to the government and other agencies
  • Guidance and supervision of students (national and foreign) in their dissertation work.
  • Arrangement and conduct of national and international seminars, conference and workshops.
  • Assistance to policy planners in the field of rural development.

Inquiries regarding CBMS-Bangladesh may be sent to:


Bangladesh Academy for Rural Development

Mailing Address: Kotbari, Comilla, Bangladesh 

Telephone and Fax Numbers: +88 081 60600/+88 081 68406

E-mail Address: instituto_economia@econ.unicen.edu.ar

Web-site: www.bard.gov.bd


Mr. Abdullah Al Mamun

Project Leader/Director

Joint Director of the Bangladesh Academy for Rural Development (BARD)

Mailing Address: Bangladesh Academy for Rural Development (BARD), Kotbari, Comilla


Telephone: +88 081 (60601-6) Extn. 313
                        +88 01716848910


Research Team Members

Dr. Md. Shafiqul Islam
Ms. Azma Mahmuda
Ms. Saifun Nahar



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