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Poverty in Bangladesh

Hidden Dimensions of Poverty in Bangladesh
International participatory research led by ATD Fourth World and the University of Oxford in cooperation with Mati Bangladesh

Multidimensionality of Poverty: Bangladesh Perspectives

MATI Bangladesh was responsible for conducting a study to identify the national “dimensions of poverty” in Bangladesh. This research was implemented both in the global north (France, UK, and USA) and the global south (Bangladesh, Bolivia, and Tanzania) at the same time and with the same objectives; all research activities and research techniques were directed by the University of Oxford and ATD Fourth World.

"Wherever men and women are condemned to live in extreme poverty, human rights are violated. To come together to ensure that these rights be respected is our solemn duty."

"We need to reshape our own perception of how we view ourselves. We have to step up as women and take the lead.“If people can fulfill the basic needs in their life then they can be happy even in a defective social state.”

People with direct experience in poverty (Bangladesh)

Children's Thoughts on Poverty in Bangladesh

The Bangladesh national research team in consultation with the international research team decided to work with the children group from both Urban and Rural areas of Bangladesh, and this was named Module-4. 

Children's Dimensions



The international research work summarizes several major findings, providing a clear account of the multidimensional nature of poverty in Bangladesh.

– Lenen Rahaman, Executive Director of Mati and Coordinator for the research program in Bangladesh

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