ABSTRACTBRAC strives for achieving gender equality through the empowerment of women and the transformation of gender relations within the organisation and communities. Therefore, BRAC’s commitment towards gender equality is manifested in policy procedures, systems and mechanism and within interventions at the communities in various ways. Objectives of this study was to see the workplace environment of the organisation offers to its staff from the gender perspective. It was a cross-sectional .......

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  • Published Date Sunday, 03 February 2019
  • Country Bangladesh
Bangladesh introduced a competency-based primary curriculum in early 1990. A list of 53 competencies was considered initially, which was later shortened to 50 and then to 29. Though the list became shorter over time, the contents of the subject-specific competencies and grade-specific attainable learning outcomes, as well as their numbers were mostly the same throughout the revisions. The primary textbooks were also revised twice during this period. The test instrument to measure primary .......

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  • Writer Name Samir Ranjan Nath, Rasel Babu
  • Published Date Sunday, 13 January 2019
  • Country Bangladesh
In Bangladesh, rural women have limited access to health services during pregnancy, delivery and postpartum period due to lack of emergency obstetric care (EmOC) facilities in their vicinity, poor financial condition and limited decision making power. With the intention of providing maternal and neonatal health care services, such as, antenatal care (ANC), normal delivery with episiotomy, postnatal care (PNC), and tear repair, BRAC Health, Nutrition and Population Programme (HNPP) has .......

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  • Writer Name Saira Parveen Jolly, Tridib Roy Chowdhury
  • Published Date Thursday, 10 January 2019
  • Country Bangladesh
ABSTRACT Human communications between and among BRAC staff working at various levels and communities they are working in is an important aspect. It seems to be more important for BRAC Education Programme (BEP) when they started the process of transformation from a philanthropic mode to a cost recovery model. This study, therefore, looked at the communication process of BEP after the introduction of cost recovery mode. Following a qualitative approach, information collection started in the .......

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  • Writer Name Tanjeeba Chowdhury, Utpal Mallick
  • Published Date Sunday, 18 November 2018
  • Country Bangladesh
ABSTRACT INTRODUCTIONWorldwide rural people have lack of access to eye care services leading to suboptimal uses of existing services. In Bangladesh, eye care services virtually not exist in the rural area and upazila (sub district) level, and eye care is mostly provided in secondary level hospitals located in district towns. Therefore, the BRAC Vision Centre is the first point of eye care facility in the community that provides comprehensive eye care services provided by the vision .......

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  • Writer Name Atiya Rahman Fouzia Khanam Mahmuda Akter Sarkar Khadiza Begum Md Mahfuzar Rahman
  • Published Date Thursday, 15 November 2018
  • Country Bangladesh
EXECUTIVE SUMMARYINTRODUCTION AND METHODThis study mainly aims to examine whether the learning achievement of the students of BRAC non-formal education provision called BRAC Primary Schools or BPSs has been hampered during this transitional period. Hence, the students’ learning achievement, along with their background characteristics, school-related factors, and teachers’ and Programme Organisers’ (POs) assessment about student/school quality, was examined. A number of issues related to .......

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  • Writer Name Samir Ranjan Nath
  • Published Date Wednesday, 14 November 2018
  • Country Bangladesh
ABSTRACTInformation of actual evapotranspiration (ET) is the key factor to determine the crop water requirements of a particular crop, which is an essential input for budgeting optimum irrigation water requirement. In order to quantify crop water requirement, this research focuses on finding out the ET of boro rice from remotely sensed image and meteorological data which may pave the way for better understanding of improved water management issues of paddy rice as well as efficient use of .......

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  • Writer Name Nepal C Dey Ahsan Azhar Shopan AKM Saiful Islam Sujit K Bala Ratnajit Saha
  • Published Date Tuesday, 13 November 2018
  • Country Bangladesh
 EXECUTIVE SUMMARYTuberculosis is a major public health concern in Bangladesh. The National TB Control Programme (NTP) of Bangladesh had been offering free treatment to TB patients but the package does not cover all costs especially indirect expenses. These expenses turn out to be catastrophic for the socially and economically marginalised population, who are affected by TB more. Catastrophic Health Expenditure (CHE) reflects the economic burden and barriers which negatively influence .......

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  • Writer Name Anita Sharif Chowdhury Fouzia Khanam Md Shakil Ahmed Shayla Islam Saifur Reja Md Akramul Islam Mahfuzar Rahman
  • Published Date Thursday, 16 August 2018
  • Country Bangladesh