Bangladesh is characterized by inequality. Approximately half of the total population of the country is comprised of women but males dominate in this patriarchal society. The majority of the women in rural Bangladesh live in abject poverty, with only a few having access to various types of rural enterprises that can help them to break out of their inhumane economic conditions. Neither the government nor the market has been able to reverse this and meet the welfare needs of the majority of the population. This situation paves the way of NGOs’ growth and development. This chapter analyzes the evolution of NGO sector since pre liberation war of Bangladesh. NGOs radically transformed their role after the liberation war from relief and rehabilitation to target group approach. Various key concepts of the research have been described in this chapter so that the reader gets a clear understanding about the core concepts that have applied throughout the book. This chapter highlights overview of the total research design adopted for this research. The chapter provides the justification behind the choice of research frame, research sites, methods and overall research process.
KeywordsMicrofinance Power Empowerment Power relation NGO Research
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