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
 Abstract BRAC initiated Computer Aided Learning (CAL) programme, the first ever in Bangladesh, to introduce ICT based materials in teaching-learning in 2004  Along with digital contents of Science, English and mathematics of secondary level, this programme provided basic ICT and content delivery training to the teachers of programme schools. A qualitative evaluation following the Realist Evaluation framework was designed to evaluate the programme mechanism, context and outcome. Data .......

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  • Writer Name Tom Power Rasel Babu Tanjeeba Chowdhury
  • Published Date Wednesday, 11 October 2017
  • Country Bangladesh
EXECUTIVE SUMMARYSince independence, the growth of Bangladesh economy has been dominantly rural oriented where agricultural and infrastructural accomplishment have been contributing a major section. Additionally, slowed population growth reduced dependency burden and increased resource available for the rest of the family members, leading to improvement in quality of life. Despite such achievement, the economic development has not been uniform all across Bangladesh. Among 491 upazilas in .......

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  • Writer Name Jinnat Ara, Rehnuma Rahman, Syeda Sitwat Shahed, Sibbir Ahmad, Narayan C Das
  • Published Date Sunday, 20 August 2017
  • Country Bangladesh
EXECUTIVE SUMMARYBangladesh has experienced massive urbanisation in the last few decades with a staggering growth of seven millions slum dwellers. About two million people live in the slums of Dhaka city. Most of the slums lack basic facilities for childhood development due to inadequate social security raised by gender violence and discrimination in family as well as community plus prevalence of domestic violence is higher in slums along with gender discrimination and violence against .......

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  • Writer Name Polin Kumar Saha, Toufica Sultana
  • Published Date Thursday, 18 May 2017
  • Country Bangladesh
ABSTRACTThe BRAC MANOSHI programme established BRAC delivery centres (BDCs) across slums in urban areas of Bangladesh with the intention to reduce unsafe delivery at home with an affordable cost. Subsequently, 27 delivery centres were upgraded to BRAC Maternity Centres (BMCs) with added capacity of midwifery services under supervision of MBBS doctors. These structural changes led to a reduction in referral of various delivery cases. Thus, it is important to investigate the contribution of .......

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  • Writer Name Saira Parveen Jolly, Tridib Roy Chowdhury Tasmeen Quayyum, Mostofa Sarwar Atiya Rahman, Umme Salma Mahfuzar Rahman
  • Published Date Thursday, 16 March 2017
  • Country Bangladesh
ABSTRACT The study considered both quantitative and qualitative method. Both treatment and comparison group considered for this study. Qualitative findings conclude that there is a lack of integration among the treatment group. Nonetheless, there is a substantial difference between the treatment group and the comparison group in each of the three components of Bangladesh Youth Leadership Center namely; 1) Building Bridges, 2) Leadership Training and 3) Community Services. The members of .......

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  • Writer Name Zainu Sadia Islam Fathema Zhura Khatoon Andrew Jenkins
  • Published Date Wednesday, 01 March 2017
  • Country Bangladesh
ABSTRACT The objective of this study was to explore the impact of Gender Quality Action Learning (GQAL) Programme initiated by Gender Justice and Diversity (GJ&D) Programme during the period of 2007-2011. The study employed both quantitative and qualitative approaches to achieve its goals. The data collection tools used here were survey, focus group discussion (FGD), case study and census. Here, a village with maximum GQAL intervention in 2007- 2011 was selected for census to know the .......

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  • Writer Name Rumana Ali Raihana Azim Upoma Polin Kumar Saha
  • Published Date Monday, 02 January 2017
  • Country Bangladesh