Arsenic Mitigation in Bangladesh from the Recipients’ Perspective

Evaluation of a local non-governmental initiative

  • Štěpánka Pecháčková Palacký University Olomouc

Abstract

Arsenic contamination of groundwater in Bangladesh is one of the largest examples of poisoning in the world. It affects millions of people because groundwater is the main source of potable water in the country. This paper qualitatively evaluates an arsenic mitigation initiative in Bangladesh from the perspective of the recipients. The initiative was implemented by a local non-government organization, the Thanapara Swallows Development Society (TSDS). The objective of the evaluation is to influence the decision-making of the aid-providers through empirically driven feedback. The paper uses the Sustainable Livelihoods Framework to assess TSDS’s activities in arsenic mitigation from the perspective of the recipients. It then translates the evaluation’s findings into recommendations in terms of community development.
 
Published
May 26, 2017
How to Cite
PECHÁČKOVÁ, Štěpánka. Arsenic Mitigation in Bangladesh from the Recipients’ Perspective. Development, Environment and Foresight, [S.l.], v. 3, n. 1, p. 51-69, may 2017. ISSN 2336-6621. Available at: <http://def-journal.eu/index.php/def/article/view/43>. Date accessed: 15 dec. 2017.