Small and medium enterprises (SME) in Bangladesh are playing a vital role to stimulate economic development including alleviation of poverty through employment generation. Small and medium enterprises cover a wide range of business activities some of which have negative environmental impacts. With the rapid expansion of micro-finance and its anticipated future growth, there is an increasing threat to local environment. Moreover, the workers of the enterprises are also exposed to various .......

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  • Writer Name MA Quaiyum Sarkar, Nasima Akter
  • Published Date Saturday, 01 November 2008
  • Country Bangladesh
This study was done to explore the process of targeting, selection and benefits distribution and the use of the allowances, satisfaction, and the association of old age and widow allowances with various factors (e.g., expenditure on food and food intake behaviour, self-reported illness and health-related quality of life). This allowances are provided by the government of Bangladesh to poor widows and the elderly persons (¡Ý65 years).A cross-sectional quantitative survey was conducted in 10 .......

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  • Published Date Wednesday, 02 July 2008
  • Country Bangladesh
This study aimed to know how and what factors have contributed in changing the patterns and perspectives of the employment of children over the last 15 years. Based on an in-depth research on 120 children and 40 employers of child labour in a Dhaka slum and a rural community in the poor northern district of Nilphamari this paper articulates employers’ perspectives on child labour, with particular emphasis on understanding what factors have caused them to change their own practices over time .......

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  • Writer Name Sk. Tariquzzaman, Elma Kaiser
  • Published Date Wednesday, 09 January 2008
  • Country Bangladesh
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