Executive summaryThe ‘Strengthening Local Governance’ (SLG) Project is a joint initiative undertaken by BRAC and the Hunger Project Bangladesh (THP), with the aim of strengthening the system of local governance at the Union Parishad (UP) level. As the lowest administrative unit of Bangladesh’s highly centralised public administrative system, UPs face a lot of challenges in terms of insufficient administrative and financial autonomy and resources, deep rooted corruption, and the lack of .......

Additional Info

  • Writer Name Dr Tofail Ahmed Sabeth Munrat Mst Kamrun Naher
  • Published Date Tuesday, 17 October 2017
  • Country Bangladesh
Executive summary BackgroundIn the last few years the world economy has transformed radically as a result of increasing shift of production processes from developed to developing countries. Bangladesh is no exception to this trend. Readymade garment (RMG) industry of Bangladesh is one of the major industries that developed as a result of global shift of production where manufactures compete on price and quality. Here the factory owners reduce the cost of production in various ways and .......

Additional Info

  • Writer Name Atiya Rahman Fahmida Akter Mahmuda Akter Khadiza Begum Mahfuzar Rahman
  • Published Date Monday, 31 July 2017
  • Country Bangladesh
Executive summaryThe research report presents findings from a rapid assessment that was done on specific aspects of BRAC’s Integrated Development Programme (IDP) for the haor region. The haor region in the North-eastern part of the country consists of large bowl shaped floodplains that have unique hydro-ecological conditions. The area is under water most of the year and is subject to flash floods and other geographical conditions that have made it very isolated and largely excluded from .......

Additional Info

  • Writer Name Marziana Mahfuz Nandita, Sabuj Kanti Mistry, Mrinmoy Samadder, Md Mahbubur Rahman, Sabeth Hasnain Ahmed Munrat, Morsheda Banu
  • Published Date Wednesday, 14 June 2017
  • Country Bangladesh
AbstractLiteracy status of a sample of primary education completers from BRAC non-formal schools in 2016 and enrolled in grade six in various formal schools in the following year were assessed. Their performance in literacy was compared with a similar group of students taken from national literacy assessment under Education Watch 2016. A test based literacy assessment tool developed for Education Watch 2002 was used. The findings reveal that although the BRAC school students bear a lower .......

Additional Info

  • Writer Name Samir Ranjan Nath, Mohammad Anwar Hossain
  • Published Date Thursday, 25 May 2017
  • Country Bangladesh
Executive SummaryAgriculture plays a dominant role in the growth and stability of the economy of Bangladesh and more than three quarters of the total population in rural areas derive their livelihood from the agricultural sector.The overall objective of this study/report is to formulate development options for interventions to promote inclusive growth by promoting faster economic growth – transformational by moving from the present situation to one of high productivity and .......

Additional Info

  • Writer Name Dr Mahabub Hossain Prof Abdul Bayes Prof Dr SM Fakhrul Islam
  • Published Date Monday, 20 March 2017
  • Country Bangladesh
AbstractThe 2013 collapse of a multi-storied commercial building named Rana Plaza is a deadliest accidental structural failure and the worst garment factory accident in Bangladesh. During the collapse many workers died and trapped and in general created great national and international outcry. Emotions and consciences were severely stirred. Civil society, students, community-based organisations, government, non-governmental organisations came forward with social and economic support for the .......

Additional Info

  • Writer Name Atiya Rahman Nawra Mehrin Utpal Mallick Umme Salma Mukta
  • Published Date Tuesday, 07 March 2017
  • Country Bangladesh
 Operational Challenges in Providing Primary Education Services in Wetland (Haor) and Tea Garden Areas of Sylhet Division in BangladeshNawra Mehrin,Tanjeeba Chowdhury,Samir Ranjan Nath Abstract This report is based on a review of BRAC’s programme on education specifically examine the challenges, coping strategies and the existing barriers to implementation of the BRAC Programme in eight marginalised upazilas of Sylhet Division. In 2011, BRAC selected these upazilas for .......

Additional Info

  • Writer Name Nawra Mehrin Tanjeeba Chowdhury Samir Ranjan Nath
  • Published Date Thursday, 01 December 2016
  • Country Bangladesh
Research report on Property Rights Initiatives (PRI) of BRAC Human Rights and Legal Aid Service (HRLS) programme Motivation and Performance: BRAC’s Land Entrepreneur ProgrammeFakir Md Yunus, Toby Norman, Jaideep Prabhu AbstractBRAC’s Human Rights and Legal Aid Services Division has launched the Property Rights Initiative in Rangpur Division of Bangladesh to address the issues land ownership and conflict in 2011. A key component of this initiative has been the creation of a new class .......

Additional Info

  • Writer Name Fakir Md Yunus, Toby Norman, Jaideep Prabhu
  • Published Date Sunday, 13 November 2016
  • Country Bangladesh