BRAC launched the Integrated Development Programme (IDP) to tackle the various dimensions of poverty in haors (shallow land depressions in north-eastern Bangladesh subject to yearly flooding) and chars (riverine islands and areas). A single programme intervention often falls short of liberating these marginalised people from the vicious cycle of poverty, malnutrition and diseases. Recognising these issues, BRAC takes an integrated approach to bring positive change, and alleviate the multidimensional conditions inherited by the poor. Thus, IDP embodies BRAC’s values of innovation, integrity, inclusiveness and effectiveness, and is dedicated to targeting those who remain excluded from social and economic progress in char and haor areas. Each IDP area office ensures that all the necessary services are timely and efficiently delivered.