The shiree Changemaker Study aims to survey the understanding, perception and and activism of major Bangladeshi policymakers (mainly politicians and bureaucrats) in the area of extreme poverty, Essentially, shiree wants to gauge if there is a sensitivity or an accurate appreciation of extreme poverty issues by those people must able to influence (the change makers) the agenda. The survey of attitudes and perceptions is based on an open-ended questionnaire that addresses the following issues:
i) Knowledge: understanding of extreme poverty alleviation activities;
ii) Perception: personal judgment and/or attitude towards the extreme poor and how this differs from the moderate or non-poor;
iii) Activism: willingness, capacity as well as action taken to respond to extreme poverty-related issues;
iv) innovation: willingness, capacity and present and past experience in devising improved approaches/adopting best practice to deal with extreme poverty and related issues to positively respond to the most marginalised.