• Feb 19, 2015

    UPPR’s design is based on the understanding that poverty is more than lacking sufficient income. Poverty can also be reflected in a lack of access to basic services, education, or living conditions. For that reason, to measure progress in reducing poverty UPPR used in 2013 the multidimensional poverty index (MPI).

  • Feb 17, 2015

    In 2013 UPPR undertook a study to measure the empowerment of women involved in community structures set up with the support of the project. The study was based upon a participatory methodology whereby women explained what empowerment meant to them and identified which aspects were most important.

  • Nov 1, 2014

    In June 2014, UPPR facilitated a visit by local government representatives of Bangladesh and leaders of community groups working with UPPR to Sri Lanka.

  • Sep 25, 2014

    UPPR has in its project life disbursed over seven thousand grants under its Socio-Economic Fund (SEF). Urban poor households have received these for education support, small-business development and apprenticeships. Understanding the impact that these grants have had on people is a priority for UPPR. In 2014, UPPR undertook a short term outcome study of both its block grants and apprenticeship grants.

  • Sep 10, 2014

    In 2014, UPPR commissioned the NGO Forum for Public Health to conduct a water quality testing study of 1,248 randomly selected tubewells installed by the communities in 21 towns with UPPR's financing.

  • Feb 10, 2014

    Water should be sufficient, safe, physically accessible and affordable – it is the human right to water. Still, water is not equally distributed, and by 2006 according the UNDP Human Development Report, over 1.1 billion people lacked access to a basic supply of water from a clean source.

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