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Assessment of the local service provider model in Bangladesh

Froukje Kruijssen , Faruque Golam, Yngve Bråten and Eline Minneboo

The LSP model has gained some popularity in Bangladesh in recent years and has been implemented by several projects. This assessment focuses on the LSP models implemented by Aquaculture for Income and Nutrition (AIN) and Improving Food Security and Livelihoods (IFSL), specifically. This study intended to (1) describe how the models were implemented, (2) what the outcomes were, and (3) what could be done in the future to use the LSP model for scaling, especially for improving the involvement of women as LSPs. This includes understanding the enabling conditions and obstacles women LSPs face in running a business as well as playing the role of extension agents.