Different communities have addressed the problem of arsenic contamination in different ways. The study aimed to identify the causes for different response patterns among people in the two study villages to understand the difference in community response patterns. This study was conducted in the areas where BRAC has been working to mitigate the arsenic problem for more than a year and has already completed the testing of tubewells and the awareness level of the people. BRAC distributed .......

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  • Writer Name Md. Jakariya
  • Published Date Friday, 04 April 2003
  • Country Bangladesh
This study looked into the economics of tobacco cultivation in Bangladesh. At the macro level, the importance of tobacco farming has been declining. However, a survey conducted on 300 tobacco farmers in 19 villages of Rangpur and Kushtia revealed the increasing importance of tobacco at the micro level with more than a quarter of the sample farmers joining the rank of a tobacco farmer in the past five years. The driving force behind this phenomenon has been the apparent profitability of .......

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  • Writer Name Firdousi Naher, AMR Chowdhury
  • Published Date Thursday, 10 October 2002
  • Country Bangladesh
One of the most daunting challenges facing the world today in the field of health is the issue of maternal mortality. Here in this study we examine the delivery care practices with particular emphasis on the barriers and opportunities in seeking skilled attendance by the poorest sections of the community. This study explores new knowledge on access to skilled attendance at delivery among the poorest women. The study was conducted with the following objectives:- Explore the situation of .......

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  • Writer Name A. Mushtaque R. Chowdhury, Amina Mahbub, Anita Sharif Chowdhury
  • Published Date Tuesday, 01 January 2002
  • Country Bangladesh
Since 1975, research and evaluation has been an inextricable part of BRAC's mission, providing an analytical basis for BRAC's programmatic decisions, allowing BRAC to learn from its mistakes, and helping BRAC to share the impact and lessons from its work with academics, NGOs, and development agencies around the world. Probably the largest NGO research division in the world, the Research and Evaluation Division (RED) undertakes many of its studies in cooperation with international research and .......

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  • Writer Name Shayna L Storm
  • Published Date Wednesday, 10 October 2001
  • Country Bangladesh
Equity though a desirable objective of any development intervention, including education, not many studies dwell upon this area of development. Information on trends in equity experiences is even rare. This paper uses recent field level data from Bangladesh to examine the levels and trends in selected indicators of primary education, including enrolment and quality of learning, with particular focus on the degree to which equity in education has been achieved for different gender .......

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  • Writer Name A Mushtaque R Chowdhury, Samir Nath, Rasheda K Choudhury
  • Published Date Sunday, 09 September 2001
  • Country Bangladesh
The study aimed at finding the farm-level adoption pattern, differential performances, relative profitability and constraints to adoption of two hybrid rice varieties - Alok 6201 and Sonar Bangla (CNSGC 6)- introduced during 1999 Boro season in Bangladesh. Findings show that farm size had negative but education had positive effect on adoption rate. Grain yield of hybrids were 14% higher than that of HYVs though Sonar Bangla did much better than Alok 6201. Input costs of hybrids were 23% .......

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  • Writer Name AM Muazzam Husain, Mahabub Hossain, Aldas Janaiah
  • Published Date Saturday, 03 March 2001
  • Country Bangladesh
This paper estimates the contribution of BRAC programmes to the gross domestic product (GDP) of Bangladesh. BRAC's contribution to GDP of Bangladesh has been divided into four components. These are 1) Value added in BRAC as an organization in a given year, 2) Incremental value added in linked sectors due to input supply to BRAC in a given year, 3) Incremental value added in linked sectors attributed to loans disbursed by BRAC in a given year, and 4) Incremental value added in linked sectors .......

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  • Writer Name Debdulal Mallick
  • Published Date Tuesday, 08 August 2000
  • Country Bangladesh
Bangladesh is facing the problem of arsenic poisoning in drinking water. Around 27% of the tubewells, which supply drinking water to most of the population, have arsenic concentrations above the government of Bangladesh limit of 50 Pg. per litre. This means that a quarter of the country's population is exposed to arsenic poisoning which is alarming and unprecedented in history.BRAC, a non-governmental organisation, in conjunction with the Department of Public Health Engineering (DPHE) of .......

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  • Writer Name A M R Chowdhury, M Zabed Hossain, Ross Nickson, Mizanur Rahman,. M Jakariya, M Shamimuddin
  • Published Date Tuesday, 08 August 2000
  • Country Bangladesh