EXECUTIVE SUMMARYSince independence, the growth of Bangladesh economy has been dominantly rural oriented where agricultural and infrastructural accomplishment have been contributing a major section. Additionally, slowed population growth reduced dependency burden and increased resource available for the rest of the family members, leading to improvement in quality of life. Despite such achievement, the economic development has not been uniform all across Bangladesh. Among 491 upazilas in .......

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  • Writer Name Jinnat Ara, Rehnuma Rahman, Syeda Sitwat Shahed, Sibbir Ahmad, Narayan C Das
  • Published Date Sunday, 20 August 2017
  • Country Bangladesh
Published in Monographs
This case study was elaborated in the frame of the project ´Pro-poor Resource Governance under Changing Climates‘, a joint research initiative of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and the Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies (IASS). The project analysed pro-poor resource governance under the conditions of climate change and it aimed to identify resource management institutions that reduce livelihood vulnerability. It was carried out in collaboration with .......

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  • Writer Name Sifat-E-Rabbi, Md Mahbubur Rahman, Judith Rosendahl, Andrew Jenkins, Ashrafuzzaman Khan, Mrinmoy Samadder
  • Published Date Tuesday, 01 September 2015
  • Country Bangladesh
Published in Reports
This research aims to look at household responses to a tsunami warning that took place in south-east coastal areas of Bangladesh on 12 September 2007. The study was conducted in both the mainland and islands of Cox’s Bazar district. We examined the impact of the warning by measuring the effectiveness of the warning, reasons behind evacuation or failure to do so, experience of evacuating and staying in shelters, and loss in assets. We also examined whether evacuees will trust future warnings .......

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  • Writer Name Sakiba Tasneem, Moushumi Chaudhury
  • Published Date Tuesday, 27 October 2015
  • Country Bangladesh
Published in Reports
Bangladesh’s SME sector has increasingly been viewed upon as occupying a crucial position in the economy of Bangladesh. For instance, donor agencies in collaboration with trade agencies have lately intensified their effort to support the SME sector1. Moreover, the government has started realising the growth potential of SMEs, albeit active policy steps to assist the sector to flourish by overcoming financial, technological, management and market constraints is still lacking. The Small and .......

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  • Writer Name Monique Iglebaek, Imran Matin
  • Published Date Wednesday, 03 March 2004
  • Country Bangladesh
Published in Reports
The analysis highlighted 5 clusters. Cluster 1 is categorised as an urban lifestyle group, with a mixed poverty profile and a transforming consumption pattern. Cluster 2 is the rural rich also experiencing a transforming consumption pattern. Cluster 3 is the poor with a traditional consumption pattern that appears to be deteriorating in balance. Cluster 6 is the rural less poor group with a traditional consumption pattern. Cluster 5 is comprised of poor female-headed households with a .......

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  • Writer Name Shantana Halder, Ian Urey
  • Published Date Friday, 26 September 2003
  • Country Bangladesh
Published in Reports
This report presents a review results on the trends and patterns in food intake and nutritional status of the poor rural and urban households of Bangladesh during the period 1991-2000. It then looks at the socio-economic changes that have occurred during the last decade that have affected the food consumption pattern and the development of the food system. The 1990s was marked by a substantial increase in food production, however, the country is yet to achieve desired nutritional levels. The .......

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  • Writer Name Shantana Halder, Ian Urey
  • Published Date Friday, 26 September 2003
  • Country Bangladesh
Published in Reports
In September 2008, the Government of Bangladesh embarked on the first phase of a 100-day Employment Generation Programme (EGP) for the poorest and jobless poor. This endeavour came in response to the soaring food price. NFPCSP was requested by the Government to assist in the appraisal of the programme through an evaluation of its first phase and the preparation for the assessment of the impact of the entire programme.

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  • Writer Name BRAC-RED, NFPCSP and BU-BDI
  • Published Date Tuesday, 17 March 2009
  • Country Bangladesh
Published in Reports
Financial and development assistance designed specially for small and medium enterprises in Bangladesh is a new and upcoming trend. After the surge of micro-finance in the last two decades, small and medium enterprises have come to the limelight in the financial sector on account of their contribution to economy and yet limited access to finance. Both micro-finance institutions and banks are beginning to realize the potential of this market and designing new financial products for it. Brac .......

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  • Writer Name Mehnaz Rabbani, Munshi Sulaiman
  • Published Date Monday, 06 June 2005
  • Country Bangladesh
Published in Reports
The theme of wider implications of microfinance institutions’ interventions is a relatively uncharted territory, though the term is alluded to quite frequently. The interest in this theme has emerged out of a number of motivations. One important view underlying such motivation is that the total impact of microfinance intervention is being underestimated through the conventional impact studies. It is alleged that the latter do not take into account of the possible positive externalities on .......

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  • Writer Name Sajjad Zohir, Imran Matin
  • Published Date Monday, 09 September 2002
  • Country Bangladesh
Published in Reports
A variation in the extent of gains that TUP members have been able to achieve since joining the CFPR/TUP programme is only natural. Learning from stories of cases where things did not go as planned can be very instructive to get a more comprehensive understanding of the complexities of circumstances, inter relationships of constraints, unanticipated consequences, and programmatic gaps which can help us improve. Interestingly, the observable characteristics that we expected to be strongly .......

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  • Writer Name Imran Matin, Marufia Noor, Abu M Shihab
  • Published Date Sunday, 10 October 2004
  • Country Bangladesh
Published in Reports
The poor are a diverse group with diverse livelihoods, needs and potential, which change over time due to lifecycle, new opportunities and external shocks. This diverse and dynamic reality of poor peoples’ lives forms the canvass within which BRAC conceptualises and designs its repertoire of development programs, in which microfinance is a core element. This paper through a few program experiences attempts to reveal the conceptual innovativeness embedded in the way BRAC thinks and acts about .......

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  • Writer Name Imran Matin, Aminul Alam
  • Published Date Thursday, 12 December 2002
  • Country Bangladesh
Published in Reports
To develop understanding of different components of the changes occurring in food system and to ascertain how these changes are creating or reducing job and income opportunities for the poor, a project was undertaken for implementation in two phases. In phase I, a review was made of available information on the patterns and trends in food consumption in poor urban and rural households in the country during the decade of 1991-2000. Phase 2 was designed to conduct in-depth surveys, both at the .......

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  • Writer Name Shantana Halder, Ian Urey, Proloy Barua
  • Published Date Thursday, 11 September 2003
  • Country Bangladesh
Published in Reports
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