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
ABSTRACT This study aims to determine parental willingness to pay for BRAC’s non-formal education service in urban slums. Data were collected from 948 households of 22 urban areas where BRAC Education Programme (BEP) intended to open schools with financial assistance from USAID. Bidding game version of Contingent Valuation Method (CVM) was adopted to predict community people’s willingness to pay. Household survey was the main method; however, some interviews with branch managers and .......

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  • Writer Name Rasel Babu Mohammad Anwar Hossain
  • Published Date Wednesday, 16 May 2018
  • Country Bangladesh
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY BRAC operated a non-formal primary education (NFPE) programme for three decades on a philanthropic mode. It was possible due to financial support of the international development partners. Such support has started to shrink and might not be available in the near future as a result of the improved socioeconomic development of Bangladesh. In response, BRAC has made a strategic shift in its programmatic approach. The BRAC Education Programme (BEP) has been trying to be .......

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  • Writer Name Samir Ranjan Nath
  • Published Date Monday, 19 February 2018
  • Country Bangladesh
EXECUTIVE SUMMARYIn 2014, BRAC designed a comprehensive, evidence-based intervention model to address the problems of violence against women and children through the Violence Against Women and Children initiative (VAWC). The VAWC model is being tested and refined in two districts: Comilla and Gazipur. This report synthesises the results of four action research studies that BRAC commissioned to generate insights to inform this process. BRAC selected four components of the intervention for .......

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  • Writer Name Sidney Ruth Schuler, PhD
  • Published Date Tuesday, 05 December 2017
  • Country Bangladesh