This study investigated whether different activities of Women's Health and Development Programme (WHDP) overburdened the participating women. The study was carried out in Monmothpur and Rampur areas1 of Parbatipur thana under Dinajpur region of WHDP. Data were collected through focus group discussions, in-depth interviews and daily time-use methods from women who were associated with different activities of WHDP, such as mahila shava (MS), gram committee (GC), village organization (VO) and .......

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  • Writer Name Kaosar Afsana, Syed Masud Ahmed, Maliha Mayeed, Rita Das Roy, Fazlul Karim
  • Published Date Saturday, 08 August 1998
  • Country Bangladesh
The Rural Study Series is a modest venture for dissemination of BRAC research studies concerned with various aspects of rural development in Bangladesh. Poverty alleviation and empowerment of the poor, particularly of the disadvantaged women are the two major goals of BRAC. Since 1972, BRAC has been implementing a multi-sectoral programme to achieve these objectives. BRAC deals with people whose lives are characterized by absolute poverty, illiteracy, unemployment, disease and malnutrition .......

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  • Writer Name Reserach and Evaluation Division
  • Published Date Tuesday, 12 December 1995
  • Country Bangladesh
Bangladesh is committed to attaining Health for All by the year 2000. The Upazila Health Complex, supported by union level subcentres and domiciliary health and family planning activities, are the major vehicles through which the government wants to achieve this goal. Several non-governmental organisations, including BRAC, have come forward to help achieve the goal. In order to identify possible areas of intervention, BRAC carried out an intensive study of the government health and family .......

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  • Writer Name BRAC Research and Evaluation Division
  • Published Date Sunday, 05 May 1985
  • Country Bangladesh
Although the resource structure in the rural areas of Bangladesh is still based primarily on land, there are gradual trends to diversify into other forms of resource utilization. The increasing trend towards landlessness has forced large numbers of people to look into alternative sources of employment within the rural situation such as trading, business, pisciculture, horticulture, small-scale industries and other similar avenues. This study has been conducted in one particular village to .......

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  • Writer Name Research and Evaluation Division, BRAC
  • Published Date Tuesday, 01 January 1980
  • Country Bangladesh
Studies on ‘Famine’ and ‘Credit Needs’ under the Peasant Perceptions Series were first published in mimeographed forms in 1985 and the copies were distributed to development planners, administrators and researchers. Inspired by their appreciations, a printed form of the studies was introduced in 1991.Here is the excerpt from the Preface of this publication:"BRAC has, in the past been called upon to provide relief in areas where famine or extreme scarcities prevailed. The prolonged drought .......

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  • Writer Name Research and Evaluation Division, BRAC
  • Published Date Thursday, 08 May 1980
  • Country Bangladesh
During the Emergency Relief Programme conducted in drought affected areas in 1979 BRAC workers had the opportunity to come into very close contact with the landless and disadvantaged members of the rural community. From discussions with them much valuable information was obtained about the manner in which people occupying positions of authority utilized their advantageous positions. It was then realized that this information could be used to throw some light on the way in which the local .......

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  • Writer Name BRAC Research and Evaluation Division
  • Published Date Saturday, 02 February 1980
  • Country Bangladesh
Land has traditionally been valued as the ultimate security in the subsistence agricultural economy of Bangladesh. But what happens as land becomes scarce to an increasing percentage of the people indeed, perhaps, the majority of the people? How do the people who live in Bangladesh's villages go about maximising available resources? What happens in the unending search for economic security? Are attempts made to diversify available resources? Is the resource base of the rural economy in .......

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  • Writer Name BRAC Research and Evaluation Division
  • Published Date Saturday, 07 July 1979
  • Country Bangladesh