BRAC, the largest NGO in the world, is involved in various educational programmes as part of its general strategy of poverty reduction. Post-primary Basic and Continuing Education (PACE) is one of the major components of BRAC Education Programme (BEP). PACE interventions was started in 2001 for capacity development and improvement in teaching-learning in rural non-government secondary schools.PACE has two components – Post-primary Basic Education (PBEn) and Continuing Education (CE). The CE .......

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  • Writer Name Alia Ahmad, Papia Ferdousei
  • Published Date Friday, 31 May 2013
  • Country Bangladesh
Although Bangladesh has achieved fairly steady economic growth, as of 2011,  almost half of its population still lived in extreme poverty. As a result, the Government  of Bangladesh and its development partners have recently started to target the  extreme poor in many development policies and programmes. As part of a BRAC  Advocacy Unit project titled National Policy Advocacy for CFPR-TUP, this study  maps the current status of national-level policies and programmes that address  extreme .......

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  • Writer Name Nayma Qayum and Mrinmoy Samadder
  • Published Date Friday, 20 March 2015
  • Country Bangladesh
This paper looks at the determinants of secondary school attendance in Bangladesh with a focus on the interaction between community gender norms and relative supply of madrasas (i.e. Islamic schools). We present a theoretical framework where the probability of children’s school participation varies with respect to a non-economic factor – how the community observes social norms regarding female mobility – conditional upon the types of available schools. Household data from the Bangladesh .......

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  • Writer Name Mohammad Niaz Asadullah, Zaki Wahhaj
  • Published Date Thursday, 31 January 2013
  • Country Bangladesh
BRAC, one of the largest development organizations in the world runs a large number of non-formal primary schools in Bangladesh which target out-of-school children from poor families. These schools are well-known for their effectiveness in closing gender gap in primary school enrolment. On the other hand, registered nongovernment secondary madrasas (or Islamic schools) today enrol one girl against every boy student. In this paper, we document a positive spillover effect of BRAC schools on .......

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  • Writer Name Mohammad Niaz Asadullah, Nazmul Chaudhury
  • Published Date Tuesday, 19 February 2013
  • Country Bangladesh
This paper aims to measure the changes in the type and depth of knowledge and understanding on sexual and reproductive health and gender issues, and how they obtained that knowledge. Secondly, changes in the ways in which adolescents werepractically applying this understanding, or intended to apply it in their own lives (or not) were determined; if not, then reasons for not doing so were determined. Both qualitative and quantitative methods were employed in this research. Results show that .......

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  • Writer Name Md. Abdul Alim, Jesmin Akter and, Mohammad Rafi
  • Published Date Tuesday, 28 August 2012
  • Country Bangladesh
Can rural civil society organizations (CSOs) generate active citizenship in developing societies? This report studies Polli Shomaj (PS), a ward-based civil society initiative of BRAC`s Community Empowerment and Strengthening Local Institutions (CESLI) programme. It examines PS achievements as a group, active citizenship among its members, and geographical diffusion of the organization`s influence. The study drew on 671 semi-structured group interviews, 2,684 semi-structured one-to-one .......

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  • Writer Name Nayma Qayum, Ashrafuzzaman Khan, Rehnuma Rahman
  • Published Date Sunday, 30 December 2012
  • Country Bangladesh
This study aims to explore the impact of improved cook stoves (ICS) on fuel expenditure (consumption), smoke emission, and health of women (cook) in rural households of Bangladesh. In the follow-up survey (January-March 2010), 1,569 households, constituting of both who received ICS immediately after baseline survey (July-September 2008) and who had refused to use any ICS, were selected for interview using a pre-tested structured questionnaire. The most convincing evidence showed lower fuel .......

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  • Writer Name Nepal C Dey, ARM Mehrab Ali , Anik Ashraf, Tahmid Arif, Mushfiq Mobarak, and Grant MillerNepal C Dey, ARM Mehrab Ali , Anik Ashraf, Tahmid Arif, Mushfiq Mobarak, and Grant Miller
  • Published Date Monday, 23 July 2012
  • Country Bangladesh
This study aimed to analyze the situation of female staff of BRAC working at field level. Here, the study tried to find out how women were negotiating between their traditional gender roles and the new roles offered by that organization, as well as the gap between gender policy of the organization and the reality women were experiencing. The study took theoretical reference of different forms of patriarchy, gender division of labour, the public-private dichotomy, national imaginary of ideal .......

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  • Writer Name Rumana Ali
  • Published Date Friday, 07 September 2012
  • Country Bangladesh