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Total Reports 56

Series No. 28
The Motivations Behind Giving and Taking Dowry
Hanne Cecilie Geirbo, Nuzhat Imam
July - 2006
Much of what is written about dowry focuses on the harmful aspects. This monograph argues that in order to target dowry as a social problem, we need to know more about why people continue the practice....
Series No. 27
Reaching Sprinkles to Millions: Social marketing strtaegy for combating childhood iron deficiency anemia
Fazlul Karim. Nuzhat Choushury, Ahmed Pasha, Khalid Hasan, S M Ziauddin Hyder, S H Zlotkin
May - 2006
In Bangladesh, about two thirds of 6-23 months old children suffer from iron deficiency anemia (IDA), the long run consequences of which are damaging and largely irreversible...
Series No. 26
Socioeconomic Impact of BRACís Non-formal Primary Schools
Altaf Hossain, Samir R Nath, AMR Chowdhury
April - 2005
BRAC started its Non-formal Primary Education (NFPE) programme to improve childrenís effective participation in their own socio-economic development by increasing literacy, numeracy and required life skills. An impact assessment study was undertaken to gauge the extent to which the NFPE contributed to such changes....
Series No. 25
The wider social impacts of BRACís group-based lending in rural Bangladesh: Group dynamics and participation in public life
Naila Kabeer, Imran Matin
March - 2005
In a context in which dominant relationships which govern the lives of the poor tend to be vertically organized - explicitly or implicitly Ė as patron-client relationships, the group-based strategies promoted by microfinance and other non-governmental organizations represent a form of association based on horizontal principles.....
Series No. 24
The use of alternative safe water options to mitigate the arsenic problem in Bangladesh: Community perspective
Md. Jakariya
April - 2003
Different communities have addressed the problem of arsenic contamination in different ways. The study aimed to identify the causes for different response patterns among people in the two study villages to understand the difference in community response patterns....
Series No. 23
To Produce or not to Produce: Tackling the Tobacco Dilemma
Firdousi Naher, AMR Chowdhury
October - 2002
This study looked into the economics of tobacco cultivation in Bangladesh. At the macro level, the importance of tobacco farming has been declining. However, a survey conducted on 300 tobacco farmers in 19 villages of Rangpur and Kushtia revealed the increasing importance of tobacco at the micro level with more than a quarter of the sample farmers joining the rank of a tobacco farmer in the past five years....
Series No. 22
Skilled Attendance at Delivery in Bangladesh: An Ethnographic Study
A. Mushtaque R. Chowdhury, Amina Mahbub, Anita Sharif Chowdhury
January - 2002
One of the most daunting challenges facing the world today in the field of health is the issue of maternal mortality. Here in this study we examine the delivery care practices with particular emphasis on the barriers and opportunities in seeking skilled attendance by the poorest sections of the community....
Series No. 21
25 years of Brac research: Achievements. challenges and opportunities
Shayna L Storm
October - 2001
In the difficult time following the war, a small organization known as the Bangladesh Rehabilitation Assistance Committee was founded, aiming to help provide emergency services in the Sulla region of the country. No one could have imagined at that point that the organization, later known as the Bangladesh Rural Advancement Committee and then simply BRAC, would remain in operation and later grow into the largest development Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) in the world....
Series No. 20
Equity Gains in Bangladesh Primary Education
A Mushtaque R Chowdhury, Samir Nath, Rasheda K Choudhury
September - 2001
Equity though a desirable objective of any development intervention, including education, not many studies dwell upon this area of development. Information on trends in equity experiences is even rare. This paper uses recent field level data from Bangladesh to examine the levels and trends in selected indicators of primary education....
Series No. 19
Life in a Health Centre: An Ethnography from Rural Bangladesh
Shahaduz Zaman
July - 2001
This monograph reports an ethnographic investigation done in a rural health centre in Bangladesh, established by BRAC, a non-governmental organization. This study aimed to describe and analyze the social and cultural aspects of a rural health centre in Bangladesh....
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