The Meghna-Dhonagoda Embankment (MDE) is an example of a flood control scheme which also regulates irrigation and drainage of the area inside it. This intervention in the natural functioning of the environment - intended to reduce the often catastrophic impacts of flooding on mankind - itself may have substantial impacts on the environment and humans in the short and long run. These impacts are not well understood and thus are not fully taken into consideration at the time of inception of the .......

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  • Writer Name Saira Y Ansary, Lewis Fulton, Abbas Bhuiya, Mushtaque Chowdhury, Christopher S. Vaughn
  • Published Date Tuesday, 09 September 1997
  • Country Bangladesh
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This report is based on the findings of the case tracking study of 35 BRAC borrowers from Matlab RDP over a period of one year. Tracking began in July 1996, and in all cases more than three months had elapsed before tracking began. The issues examined in this study are: background of the borrowers, use of loan, participation of the women in the use of loan, economic return on investment, borrowing from other sources, mobility of the borrowers or the decision making by the borrowers in their .......

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  • Writer Name Monirul Islam Khan, Mushtaque Chowdhury, Abbas Bhuiya, Masud Rana
  • Published Date Saturday, 10 October 1998
  • Country Bangladesh
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General AimThe broad aim of this project is to exploit the fortuitous introduction of a proven integrated social and economic development programme into an area that has a highly developed research infrastructure for collection of information, and to try and document the health impact of such interventions.Specific AimsSpecifically, this project aims to facilitate research in connection with BRAC's Rural Development Programmeme (RDP) in Matlab with special emphasis on (a) impact on .......

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  • Writer Name Abbas Bhuiya, Mushtaque Chowdhury
  • Published Date Thursday, 02 February 1995
  • Country Bangladesh
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This study looked at the process of forming of village organizations (VOs) by BRAC. BRAC organizes the poor by initiating the institution building process through which the formation of VOs takes place. The VOs create context within which mobilization, conscientization, and empowerment of the poor and women take place. The study particularly looked at the events, problems and constraints involved in the formation of VOs.The study covers the first three months of VO formation. The reason is .......

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  • Writer Name Manzurul Mannan, Mushtaque Chowdhury, Abbas Bhuiya and Masud Rana
  • Published Date Friday, 05 May 1995
  • Country Bangladesh
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This paper looks at BRAC‘s Rural Development Programmes’ (RDP) interventions and consumption based poverty using household expenditure data collected from 3518 households in fourteen villages in Matlab between April and August 1995. Poverty lines and measures are constructed to compare the socio-economic status of BRAC members relative to non-members. These poverty measures are also used to compare BRAC members according to membership length, type of inputs received and loan size. The .......

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  • Writer Name Hassan Zaman
  • Published Date Friday, 08 August 1997
  • Country Bangladesh
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