Bangladesh has made impressive gains in poverty reduction and social and human development since 1991 although these achievements are increasingly overshadowed by rising concerns about quality and equity in social service provision. The achievements also contrast sharply with worsening governance over the period. This odd pairing of development success with governance failure has given rise to the so-called Bangladesh ‘paradox’: how were pro-poor development achievements possible, given the .......

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  • Writer Name Naomi Hossain, Ferdous Osman
  • Published Date Monday, 26 November 2007
  • Country Bangladesh
The study aimed to explore the historical and socioeconomic changes of tea garden labour force and its origin. Due to several constraints, not all of the native (indigenous) people involved in tea industry were included. The study concentrated only on Painkas. The study area was Sreemongal and Kulaura upazilas of Moulvibazar district. Participant observation, indepth interview and content analysis were used as research tools. Tea estates of the then East Bengal came directly under the control .......

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  • Writer Name Mohammad Niaz Asadullah, Zaki Wahhaj
  • Published Date Tuesday, 19 February 2013
  • Country Bangladesh
This review is based on secondary data on MNCH interventions, and face-to-face interviews with key informants from different organizations implementing MNCH programmes. Both published and unpublished materials for the last ten years were selected which include materials on relevant health systems and interventions in the public and private sectors. While searching the website, key words such as maternal, child, neonatal, health, intervention, programmes, health status, traditional birth .......

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  • Writer Name Hashima-e-Nasreen, Syed Masud Ahmed, Housne Ara Begum, Kaosar Afsana
  • Published Date Saturday, 21 July 2007
  • Country Bangladesh
Our national poet Kazi Nazrul Islam pointed out a number of attributes  that characterize youth − enthusiasm, energy, boldness, free from  narrowness, openness, courageous, etc. The poet strongly discouraged  bracketing the youths within any age limit (Islam 1932).  Youths are generally known as the main force of a nation. At this stage of  life, people start to contribute to their family, society and the nation. The  amount as well as the quality of contribution however depends on prior  .......

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  • Writer Name Research and Evaluation Division, BRAC
  • Published Date Saturday, 11 November 2006
  • Country Bangladesh
Considering an input-process-output (IPO) framework of analysing quality of education this report reviewed all the 140 studies conducted in the Research and Evaluation Division of BRAC during the last 18 years. The review work aims to explore the quality of BRAC Education Programme (BEP). More than 80% of the studies are on children’s and adolescents’ education programme. Thus, the findings on these two school programmes can easily fit into the IPO model. The findings reveal that quality of .......

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  • Writer Name Samir R Nath
  • Published Date Tuesday, 08 August 2006
  • Country Bangladesh
Much of what is written about dowry focuses on the harmful aspects. This monograph argues that in order to target dowry as a social problem, we need to know more about why people continue the practice. It gives an overview of the transactions connected to wedding and divorce before it explores the motivations people have for giving and taking dowry. In the end, it is discussed how this rationality meets the rationality of the government and NGOs in the local interpretation and use of .......

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  • Writer Name Hanne Cecilie Geirbo, Nuzhat Imam
  • Published Date Friday, 07 July 2006
  • Country Bangladesh
In Bangladesh, about two thirds of 6-23 months old children suffer from iron deficiency anemia (IDA), the long run consequences of which are damaging and largely irreversible. IDA is a great waster – the GDP costs to Bangladesh of IDA alone, has been estimated to be about 2% each year. Yet the world has solutions which can prevent this mass wastage. The window of opportunity for reversing this however is also small and we need to urgently get our acts together to prevent this totally .......

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  • Writer Name Fazlul Karim. Nuzhat Choushury, Ahmed Pasha, Khalid Hasan, S M Ziauddin Hyder, S H Zlotkin
  • Published Date Wednesday, 31 May 2006
  • Country Bangladesh
BRAC started its Non-formal Primary Education (NFPE) programme to improve children’s effective participation in their own socio-economic development by increasing literacy, numeracy and required life skills. An impact assessment study was undertaken to gauge the extent to which the NFPE contributed to such changes. Three groups of respondents were chosen for comparison: a) children who graduated from BRAC schools, b) graduates of government primary schools, and c) children who never enrolled .......

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  • Writer Name Altaf Hossain, Samir R Nath, AMR Chowdhury
  • Published Date Monday, 04 April 2005
  • Country Bangladesh