An Update on No Lean Season’s First Cohort: Migration has Begun
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An Update on No Lean Season’s First Cohort: Migration has Begun

The first cohort of “No Lean Season” participants in northern Bangladesh are on their way. More than 4,500 rural workers are traveling temporarily to nearby areas with higher wages and greater labor opportunities to support their family during the lean season. A few thousand more are expected to join the ranks before the end of the lean season around mid-December in Rangpur, the target area for the initial roll-out of the program. Here is an update. 

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Press Release: Evidence Action and RDRS Bangladesh announce partnership on “No Lean Season,” to reduce seasonal income insecurity.
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Press Release: Evidence Action and RDRS Bangladesh announce partnership on “No Lean Season,” to reduce seasonal income insecurity.

Press Release: 

Evidence Action, a global development organization focused on scaling rigorously-evaluated programs, and RDRS Bangladesh, a leading development organization in northern Bangladesh, today announced a four-year partnership.  

The partnership will field-test and promote ‘No Lean Season,’ an innovative anti-poverty intervention aimed at reducing seasonal income insecurity in poor rural communities. No Lean Season will reach 310,000 low-income households in Northern Bangladesh in the next four years.

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