Establishment of Bangabandhu Model Village in the light of People-oriented Village Cooperative Philosophy of Bangabandhu Pilot Project

Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman considered agriculture and rural development as the main force of overall development and adopted special plans for that purpose. At the heart of his plan was to increase production and productivity by ensuring the best use of rural resources and to build village-based cooperatives as appropriate institutional structures to maintain its sustainability. Bangabandhu formulated his special plan keeping in view the four main objectives of increasing production, balanced distribution, employment and overall development of the village. The focus of this special plan of Bangabandhu was to make the villagers self-reliant and self-sufficient through co-operatives. He also thought of an outline of this village cooperative-centric development plan. This included introduction of collective farming system and participation of all in production through modern agricultural production, conservation and processing system. It also included proper marketing of the products and provision of necessary loan facilities. In order to reduce the tendency of urban-oriented migration by including such issues, it has been proposed to adopt a pilot project titled “Establishment of Bangabandhu Model Village in the Light of Bangabandhu’s People-Oriented Cooperative Thought” under Department of Cooperatives as an area of ideological practice of development philosophy of Bangabandhu and Hon’ble Prime Minister. It is noteworthy that such financial and social initiatives have become more and more necessary in the context of the recent Corona epidemic, which has created food insecurity, unemployment and various economic and social disasters worldwide. The main objective of this project is to transform the villages as a developed and modern village of whole country through cooperatives as per the cooperative philosophy of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman for the overall development of the country. SAMAHAR is engaged for conducting Baseline Survey.

 Assignment Location: Gopalganj, Shariatpur, Tangail, Jamalpur, Comilla, Sunamganj, Jessore, Rangpur, Barisal

 Objective of the Research Assignments:

  • Asses socio-economic profile of the targeted beneficiaries of 10 selected villages of 9 districts including the entire family’s existing employment pattern, productive assets, financial status, food security and food consumption pattern, marketing and storage system of the farm produce etc.
  • Benchmark data of targeted beneficiaries
  • Create database of targeted beneficiaries & project location (Occupation, Income, Poverty level, Educational status, Health and Nutrition status, IT literacy, Enterprise data and Disaster Resilience data, etc.)

 Actual Services Provided by SAMAHAR

  • Literature and secondary data review;
  • Discussion/consultation with all stakeholders;
  • Qualitative survey/assessment (field data collection through FGD/PRA or other suitable method).
  • Quantitative survey (field data collection through sample survey).
  • Baseline survey Household survey, Community survey, Key respondent’s interviews; and Focal groups.
  • The survey will include various categories of beneficiaries of the project. The categories of beneficiaries not limited but to include labor contracting societies, land owners and workers, farmers, traders.
  • Deliverables: Inception report and Work plan, Progress report on the data collection process, Final report


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