SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS (SDGS): 1 AND 5 –COMPLEMENTARY TOWARDS FULFILLMENT OF GOALS THROUGH BNF GRANT: AN ANALYSIS AMONG THE BENEFICIARIES

Muhammad Mahboob ALI, Md. Kamrul HOSSAIN, ABM Alauddin CHOWDHURY, Alexandru Mircea NEDELEA

Abstract


The Government of the People's Republic of Bangladesh has established Bangladesh NGO Foundation (BNF) to support the NGOs, with a view to associate the Non-Governmental Organizations and assigned to take up socio- economic development activities and poverty alleviation. The country has also been facing massive challenges  of  feeding  the  rapidly  increasing  population  or  even  to  support  their livelihood  in  a  sustainable  manner. Bangladesh NGO foundation already disbursed more than 110 Crore taka through partner organizations out of which 36% is male while 64% is female beneficiary. The study intends to see whether SDG 1  and 5 is implementing through BNF or not. Time period of the study was 15 May 2016 to 30th June,2017 . This study aimed to find out whether sustainable development goal 1 and 5 of BNF partner organization due to BNF grant is indicating any significant role? Research question of the study is whether BNF’s partner organizations sustainable development goal 1 and 5 of BNF partner organization due to BNF grant? Self-administered questionnaires were used to collect the data for this study. NGOs are working for women’s entrepreneurship since expanding women’s economic opportunities is fundamental to sustainable growth and building more equitable societies. In this study, 93.9% of the organizations give help to women entrepreneurs. Majority (69.6%) of the respondents were strongly agreed that BNF’s financing and capital formatting solve social problem. It has been seen that there was significant association between NGOs role for removing poverty and fulfilling towards SDG1 and 5 as disparity of removing inequality of poor women group has been also occurring. However, restructuring of BNF is required as it lacks any vision, mission and marketing approach as well as supply chain management process.


Keywords


Bangladesh NGO Foundation, Beneficiaries, Socioeconomic development, Poverty reduction ,SDGs

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