Community Foundations in Bangladesh?

Snigdha Emelda Tigga, Emerging Leader, International Fellows Program ~ 2001



Snigdha Emelda Tigga discusses the potential for community development foundations to address the issue of poverty in Bangladesh, as well as the challenges they face. She recommends several steps that might be taken to create an enabling environment for these foundations. Her suggestions include: changing attitudes, as well as fiscal policy; building partnerships among the sectors; mobilizing funds for operation and endowment building. She concludes that the Bangladesh Freedom Foundation, a local philanthropic organization, might play a role in promoting the community development foundation concept.



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