The National Curriculum and Textbook Board in Bangladesh specified 50 terminal competencies which are supposed to be achieved by the students throughout the cycle of primary education. The competency-based test instrument which was developed for Education Watch 2000 was administered on a sample of BRAC school graduates of each year during 2000-2010. This monograph is an outcome of analyses of all these test results. Although the rural BRAC non-formal schools were common in each year, samples .......

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  • Writer Name Samir Ranjan Nath
  • Published Date Wednesday, 25 April 2012
  • Country Bangladesh
Different studies reported 2-14 times higher risk of TB for the healthcare workers than the general populations. This poses a serious challenge to the healthcare workers involved in TB control worldwide. BRAC has been using services of thousands of community-based health workers (CHW) known as shasthya shebikas for TB control all over the country. Their continuous exposure to infectious pulmonary TB (PTB) patients might have increased the risk of disease transmission. This concern led RED to .......

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  • Writer Name Fazlul Karim; Jalaluddin Ahmed, Qazi Shafayetul Islam and Md. Akramul Islam
  • Published Date Thursday, 13 October 2011
  • Country Bangladesh
 This study fills an important gap in current understanding about a critical aspect of BRAC`s health programmes the financial sustainability of the community health volunteers (commonly referred to as Shasthya Shebikas in Bangladesh) that are the cornerstone of BRAC`s health programmes. Shasthya Shebikas (SS) are a cadre of female volunteers that are recruited and trained by BRAC to provide a range of essential healthcare services to their communities. What is unique about BRAC`s approach is .......

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  • Writer Name Laura Reichenbach and Shafiun Nahin Shimul
  • Published Date Wednesday, 12 October 2011
  • Country Bangladesh
Bangladesh has achieved significant progress in enrolment in primary schools including gender parity. Currently, two major problems are dropout before completing primary education and poor quality of education with low attainment of basic competencies. These problems are especially acute among children of poor families. While the government of Bangladesh has the major responsibility of primary education, and it aims at universal access to education through government schools, the needs of the .......

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  • Writer Name Alia Ahmad and Iftekharul Haque
  • Published Date Sunday, 21 August 2011
  • Country Bangladesh
The study aimed to identify the challenges that the�shebikas faced in becoming proactive against human rights violation (HRV) and find out how they could be made more effective in taking action against HRVs. Both quantitative and qualitative methods were used for data collection. The first set of findings were on personal and household attributes of the shebikas, the indicators assumed to have facilitated/ hindered shebikas in taking action against HRVs. The second set of findings show the .......

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  • Writer Name Md. Abdul Alim, Mohammad Rafi
  • Published Date Sunday, 31 July 2011
  • Country Bangladesh
We aim to investigates the role of output market imperfections in constraining the microfinance programme to mitigate credit market imperfections. We develop a model in which output market imperfections increase operating costs for non-government organizations (NGO) and create barriers for producers to market their goods. Therefore, NGOs operate in locations having good physical infrastructure and better productive and marketing opportunities to minimize operating costs and maximize loan .......

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  • Writer Name Debdulal Mallick, Munirul H. Nabin
  • Published Date Thursday, 26 May 2011
  • Country Bangladesh
The justice system of Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT) is characterized by the existence of a dual justice system - the formal one according to the law of the country and the customary laws of indigenous people. The broad objective of the study is to explore the formal and informal justice system of the ethnic communities in CHT in regards to assist Human Rights and Legal Aid Services (HRLS) programme of BRAC for effective extension in this area. Five ethnic groups with highest representation in .......

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  • Writer Name Debasish Kumar Kundu, Mrinmoy Samadder, Ashrafuzzaman Khan, Sharin Shajahan Naomi
  • Published Date Saturday, 01 January 2011
  • Country Bangladesh
The costs of skilled maternal and newborn care are major obstacles to access. This cross-sectional study of 1,200 married women, who had a live birth in the previous year, analyzed the costs incurred by a household for maternal and newborn care in selected areas of rural Bangladesh. in Nilphamari since most mothers enjoy free ANC services from BRAC Shasthya Karmis, there was higher utilization with zero cost to households. Utilization of home delivery by unskilled providers is propoor, while .......

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  • Writer Name Mohammad Nasir Uddin Khan, Zahidul Quayyum, Hashima-E-Nasreen, Tim Ensor, Sarah Salahuddin
  • Published Date Saturday, 12 December 2009
  • Country Bangladesh