ABSTRACT Since its inception, BRAC Education Programme (BEP) has been including children with disabilities in its various educational initiatives. To foster this inclusion initiative BEP developed Children with Special Needs (CSN) unit in 2003. From 2014 this unit launched Neuro Developmental Disability (NDD) centres for poor communities in Bangladesh in cooperation with Health, Nutrition & Population Programme (HNPP) of BRAC. Till June 2015, four centres were established; one in a .......

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  • Writer Name Utpal Mallick
  • Published Date Monday, 02 January 2017
  • Country Bangladesh
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY  Across the world, civil society legal empowerment programmes are making important contributions to securing access to justice and inclusive development. From assistance navigating justice processes to independent mediation services, civil society programmes deploying community-based paralegals provide practical avenues to seek rights and resolve disputes. Such programmes add to the range of access points to justice, offer additional avenues to pursue government .......

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  • Writer Name Mila Cerecina Harvard Kennedy School Peter Chapman Open Society Foundations Syeda Sitwat Shahed BRAC Research and Evaluation Division
  • Published Date Monday, 24 October 2016
  • Country Bangladesh
 SUMMARY OF THE REPORTThe main purpose of this report is to have a thorough documentation and understanding of the profiles of the ultra poor population covered by the Urban CFPR-TUP programme. For the purpose of comparison of the targeted ultra poor households with other households and also for assessing spillover effects, information was also collected on non-participant households from the same community. Information on the livelihood indicators of national urban population have been .......

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  • Writer Name NUSRAT ABEDIN JIMI, ATIYA RAHMAN, SIBBIR AHMED, JINNAT ARA, ANINDITA BHATTACHARJEE
  • Published Date Wednesday, 24 August 2016
  • Country Bangladesh
Breastfeeding is the most natural and unique way of infant feeding for the survival, healthy growth and development of a baby. Improper marketing and promotion of breast milk substitutes (BMS) often affects a mother’s choice of breastfeeding. Moreover, in unhygienic conditions, BMS carries a high risk of infection and can be fatal for infants. The International Code of Marketing of BMS was adopted in 1981 by the World Health Assembly in response to the realization that poor infant feeding .......

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  • Writer Name Fahmida Akter, Atiya Rahman
  • Published Date Monday, 06 April 2015
  • Country Bangladesh
This paper provides a brief account of the situation of poverty in Bangladesh indicating some major steps needed for poverty reduction. The focus is on building good governance for fighting poverty. The role of NGOs in building good governance and how this can be done has been illustrated with some cases. In this context the need to strengthen local governance and create coalitions within the civil society for collective efforts have been discussed.

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  • Writer Name Abdul-Muyeed Chowdhury, M Ghulam Sattar
  • Published Date Monday, 05 September 2005
  • Country Bangladesh
Thesis, Master Program in International Health International Maternal and Child Health Department of Women’s and Children’s Health Uppsala University Background: Malnutrition is widespread and has been recognized as a public health problem in Bangladesh. People living in absolute poverty are more susceptible to infection, disease and malnutrition. Nearly one-quarter to one-third population of Bangladesh live under extreme poverty – they are called the ultra poor. These ultra poor are .......

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  • Writer Name Farhana Haseen
  • Published Date Tuesday, 15 March 2005
  • Country Bangladesh
As the major part of the population the poor have the rights to get real justice but such entitlements have remained largely theoretical. The legal system remains obscure and inaccessible. It is ill equipped to deal with claims and claimants that are supported by the nominal forms of evidence required under the law: witness, legal documents such as marriage, divorce, land registration deeds and so forth. On the other hand in rural areas in particular implementation of the rule of law for the .......

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  • Writer Name M Abdul Alim
  • Published Date Wednesday, 15 December 2004
  • Country Bangladesh
Educational studies in Bangladesh are mostly quantitative in nature – broadly based on survey methods. However, the cases prepared for this study employed qualitative research techniques, where an ethnographic approach was emphasised. The case studies focused on the factors that made certain schools more successful than others. A number of issues related to school, community, administration, teaching, attitudes and leadership, along with other associated links came out from the research. The .......

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  • Writer Name National Academy for Educational Management and Brac Research and Evaluation Division
  • Published Date Wednesday, 08 December 2004
  • Country Bangladesh