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
ABSTRACT The Essential Health Care (EHC) programme, one of the key development efforts of BRAC, provides an integrated package of preventive and basic curative services through community health workers (CHWs). The programme aims to improve health and nutrition of women and under-five children in rural Bangladesh. However, impression about regional variation and inequity in use of services from both public and private sectors is needed to identify the gap and further intensify the .......

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  • Writer Name Saira Parveen Jolly Anita Sharif Chowdhury Tridib Roy Chowdhury Ariful Alam Soheli Rahman Mahfuzar Rahman
  • Published Date Monday, 17 October 2016
  • Country Bangladesh
ABSTRACT The geographical settings and circumstances of the chars make life both economically and socially challenging. Realising the necessity for advancing initiatives, Char Development and Settlement Project (CDSP) was initiated in 1994, of which the fourthphase of the project is currently undergoing. To assess the impact of the livelihood and social component offered under the integrated development activities of CDSP, we planned to collect two rounds of data on the demography and .......

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  • Writer Name Syeda Sitwat Shahed Md Mahbubur Rahman Farzana A Misha
  • Published Date Sunday, 31 July 2016
  • Country Bangladesh
ABSTRACTEvidence shows that ultra-poor households are typically unable to participate in mainstream poverty alleviation programmes. In response, an international NGO called BRAC in Bangladesh implemented the Challenging the Frontiers of Poverty Reduction: Targeted Ultra-Poor (CFPR: TUP) programme that explicitly targets those living below $0.60-$0.70/day. The innovative scheme combines the provision of income generating assets with an integrated approach that includes multifaceted training .......

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  • Writer Name Wameq A Raza Ellen Van de Poel
  • Published Date Tuesday, 03 May 2016
  • Country Bangladesh
ABSTRACT Prior to the 10th national election in Bangladesh, in 2013, political atrocity reached its peak with unprecedented number of deaths and injuries. Bangladesh’s political violence typically reaches its peak during every national election. Moreover, in 2013 due to resistance from the ruling party, instead of partisans’ acts of political violence were mostly outsourced to low income, slum dwelling people. In accordance with adults, children, for whom the street is a central .......

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  • Writer Name Rehnuma Rahman Zion Rabbi Samadder Abu Ahasan
  • Published Date Tuesday, 03 May 2016
  • Country Bangladesh
EXECUTIVE SUMMARYBACKGROUNDEnsuring the condition of safe water, and sanitation facilities is the early step to behaviour change. However, mere provision of facilities does not ensure the desired health benefits. To address this issue, BRAC Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) programme has been working to improve health of the rural poor through comprehensive interventions. To improve the monitoring of WASH outcomes and to assess the quality of hygiene practice, an improved system called .......

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  • Writer Name Tahera Akter, Fatema Tuz Jhohura, Fahmida Akter, Tridib Roy Chowdhury, Sabuj Kanti Mistry, Nepal C Dey and Mahfuzar Rahman
  • Published Date Monday, 11 April 2016
  • Country Bangladesh