An Evaluation of the Activities of Grihayan Tahobil (Housing Fund)
Bhuyan, Md. Harunur Rashid; Mondal, Abdul Hye; Iqbal, Zabid; Ahmed, Maruf | September 2018
Basic human needs are the elements required for survival and normal mental and physical health, such as food, water, shelter, protection from environmental threats, and love. According to Social Progress Index-2016, Bangladesh performs best on nutrition and basic medical care and has most opportunity to improve on the shelter component. In the foundations of wellbeing dimension, Bangladesh scores highest on access to basic knowledge but lags behind on the environmental quality component. Overall, Bangladesh is an under-performer in components of personal rights, tolerance and inclusion. The fulfillment of these basic human needs is seen as an „essential precondition for full participation in social life‟. Grihayan Tahobil (Housing Fund) Program was the brainchild of the Honorable Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and is being administered by the Prime Minister's Office. This Project is essentially based on the basic human needs approach. In FY 1997-98, the Government of the People's Republic of Bangladesh (GoB) formed Grihayan Tahobil (Housing Fund) with the initial seed money of Tk. 500 million through budget allocation for the purpose of providing low-cost housing to the poor, distressed and homeless people of the society. Besides house building, this fund also looks at the poverty alleviation of the poor and the helpless housing loan receivers.
CitationBhuyan, Md. Harunur Rashid; Mondal, Abdul Hye; Iqbal, Zabid; Ahmed, Maruf. 2018. An Evaluation of the Activities of Grihayan Tahobil (Housing Fund). © Bangladesh Institute of Development Studies. http://hdl.handle.net/11540/9676.
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