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
The devastation and destruction caused by the flood of 1998 was unprecedented in the history of this country. It continued for more than 65 days and affected 100,000 sq. km. areas and destroyed basic infrastructures like roads, bridges, houses, standing crops of the fields, killed birds, animal and cattle heads. The most damaging aspect of the flood was the destruction of people’s means of livelihood. Decades-long efforts, both government and non-government, in alleviating poverty were .......

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  • Writer Name Syed Masud Ahmed, Hasan Shareef Ahmed (eds)
  • Published Date Thursday, 11 November 1999
  • Country Bangladesh
To maintain discipline and efficiency of the RDP village organizations (VO), small groups are formed. The VOs as part of the small groups are expected to carry out number of responsibilities. The objectives of this study were to investigate 1) the status of small groups; 2) the extent to which the small groups contribute to the performance of VOs; and 3) the causal mechanisms that helped/hindered the performance of VOs. Altogether 239 VOs were randomly selected. The performance of these VOs .......

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  • Writer Name Mohammad Rafi, Shah Asad Ahmed, SM Alamgir Hossain, Md Fazlul Haque, Tapon Kumar Dus
  • Published Date Sunday, 06 June 1999
  • Country Bangladesh
This study aimed at investigating the prevalence of anaemia among males and females in a typical rural community in Bangladesh. The survey was conducted in a perceived healthy population in March 1996 in 12 villages of Fulbaria thana1 of Mymensingh district located about 100 km north of Dhaka city. One hundred and six males and 228 nonpregnant females aged 11-48 years were purposively selected. Information were obtained on haemoglobin concentration, parasitic infestation and household .......

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  • Writer Name SM Ziauddin Hyder, Sadia A Chowdhury, A Mushtaque R Chowdhury
  • Published Date Wednesday, 09 September 1998
  • Country Bangladesh
To educate people on human rights and some essential laws BRAC fixed 700,000 posters throughout Bangladesh. Displaying of the posters faced backlashes from the religious organizations. This paper investigated the nature and causes of the backlash and accordingly chalked out strategies for smooth functioning of the development orga-nizations in achieving their objectives. Interpretation of the posters based on the Holy Koran and Islamic practices, intrusion in the professional territory of .......

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  • Writer Name Mohammad Rafi
  • Published Date Sunday, 06 June 1999
  • Country Bangladesh