About

Background:

The Grameen Bikash Foundation (GBF) is a Non-Government, Non-Political, Non-profitable and Voluntary Organization, Grameen Bikash Foundation (GBF) has been working in Bangladesh since the beginning of its inception in 2003.

The GBF is a National   Non – Government Organization (NGO) with registration authority: Directorate of Social Welfare No: Bogra 1094, Dated: 16 / 08 / 2004 And NGO Affairs Bureau, No: 2521, dated: 03/12/2009. It is guided by a constitution for management and control of its affairs.

In fundamental nature, our purpose is to provide services of international standard ensuring the most participative and cost-effective way out to our valued partners with an aim to render high excellence and demand driven service in terms of consulting service. advice, guidance and assistance by understanding the partner’s needs.

Vision:

We seek a Bangladesh of hope; less poverty where people will live in dignity with social security.

Mission:

To reduce poverty by giving need based assistance and proper guidance to the community people.

Areas of expertise

GBF is a leading organization in food security, livelihoods and resilience, with recognized contributions in results-based management. GBF specializes in providing expertise that links recognized in research field, focusing on the following thematic areas:

  • Food security
  • Social protection initiatives
  • Health and Nutrition
  • Livelihoods
  • Climate change adaptation
  • Disaster risk reduction and recovery
  • Vulnerability analysis
  • Agriculture systems
  • Markets and value chains
  • Gender equality and social inclusion
    • Child protection
    • Formal Education and Non-Formal Education

    Services in Research Field

    GBF is passionate about working with clients/partners in development and recovery programming for sustained impact. GBF provides institutional and technical support to organizations working to alleviate hunger and poverty among vulnerable populations in Bangladesh. GBF provides the following services:

    • Baseline survey on Livelihood, vulnerability and risk assessments
    • Emergency needs assessments
    • Quantitative and qualitative surveys and analysis
    • Impact evaluations/ Sustainability Study
    • Program design and proposal development
    • Socio-economic Studies
    • Policy analysis and policy briefs
    • Guidelines and manual development
    • Training and capacity development
    • Institutional Capacity Building of Local government.
    • CCT Post Distribution Monitoring

    Services in Development Field

    • Sustainable Primary Education Project
    • Old Home Initiatives
    • Disaster Management
    • Human Recourse Development
    • Training Programme
    • Agriculture
    • VGD Programme
    • Monitoring and Evaluation:Grameen Bikash Foundation(GBF) with a multi-disciplinary team of experts and professionals has been successfully managing and implementing a series   of consultancy assignments of survey, research, monitoring & evaluation, data management & ICT projects since its commencement in 2003. Specialized in quantitative and conventional methods, GBF also carries out its assignments following non-conventional qualitative tools and methods of Participatory Rural Appraisal (PRA), Focus Group Discussion (FGD), Key Informants Interview (Kll), Case Study etc, and whenever appropriate uses combined methods too. GBF provides monitoring and evaluation services including verification of program outputs (i.e., tangible products and services), both in physical and financial terms for improved and effective management and implementation of the projects. Besides, GBF provides technical and logistics supports through conducting training on research methodology, questionnaire development and data management, socio-economic impact assessment, among others, related to organizational capacity development. GBF has been working with Chars Livelihood Programme (CLP) (www.clp-bangladesh.org) in collecting Asset Transfer Programme monthly income & expenditure monitoring data of phase 1 and phase 2 participants   in   Jamalpur, Sirajgonj, Bogra, Gaibandha,  Kurigram, Rangpur Lalmonirhat and Nilphamary district in a  sample basis as a  monitoring  partner since March 2008 to March 2016. More than eighty CLP assignments have  been completed successfully  that include tasks such as baseline of homestead gardening, HH consumption, Market development Baseline Survey, Cattle Birth   & Mortality, Milk Production and Cattle  maintenance  study, Relative Profitability  of  Crossbred  versus  Local  Cattle,   demographic,  third  party verification,  external monitoring,  socio-economic  analysis,  agricultural,  Poverty  Assessment  and livelihoods  related studies, Nutrition status study, data management and analysis.

      GBF has gained extensive experience on FtF indicators by working with USAID Horticulture Project and World Vegetable Center (AVRDC), World Vision Bangladesh NJ Project and CARE-Bangladesh. GBF has long term subcontract with AVRDC and Swisscontrac-M4C. GBF has proven experience to conducted number of large scale baseline surveys. Major clients are Chars Livelihoods Programme (CLP), iDE, Swisscontact, AVRDC and International Potato Center (CIP), CARE-Bangladesh, World Vision Bangladesh NJ Project.