Mainstreaming CSR to Address Poverty

Project Status: Grant Agreement
Funding Partner: Manusher Jonno Foundation
Location: Countrywide
Project Duration: 52 months
Project Cost: BDT 40,595,377.00

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View/Download Audit Report (1st October 2010 to 30 September 2011)

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Project Advisor: Rokia Afzal Rahman, President, Bangladesh Federation of Women Entrepreneurs
Project Anchor: Moazzem Hossain, Editor, The Financial Express
Team Leader: Inam Ahmed, Deputy Editor, The Daily Star
Project Coordinator: Hasibur Rahman, Executive Director, MRDI
Program Manager: Md. Shahid Hossain, Advisor- Planning & Development, MRDI
Accounts Manager: Sk. Shahniaz Ahmed, Accounts Officer, MRDI


Reduce poverty and improve standards of living of disadvantaged people through proper utilization of CSR funds


To establish CSR as a sustainable source of development fund and its effective utilization in addressing poverty alleviation issues.

To improve coordination between development actors including CBOs/social networks and private institutions/enterprises at national and community levels.


Media Monitoring

Interview with Corporate Officials

Journalists’ Fellowship programmes for preparing News/Feature Stories on Good

Practices of Corporate Sector

Intervention issue and area selection meeting

Training for Journalists on In-depth Investigation

Investigation on CSR scope in selected area

Fund Raising Evening linking CSR fund to development fund

Advocacy Meetings in Community with the corporate houses

Implementation of Development Interventions

18 Television Talk Show

Newsletter Publication on various successful CSR interventions, best practices, opportunities and constraints, recommendations for future interventions

Lobby Meetings

Production of Video Documentaries of 2 highly successful intervention

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