Samir Ranjan Nath, Nowreen Yasmin, Nawra Mehrin and Anwar HossainAbstractThis study aims to estimate changes that have taken place in school enrollment in villages located in eight marginalised upazilas of Sylhet division where BRAC had established new schools during 2012–13 and also investigate village preference of BRAC in establishing schools. Along with baseline data of 2011, new data collected from intervention and non-intervention villages at the end of 2013 also were analysed .......

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  • Writer Name Samir Ranjan Nath, Nowreen yasmin, Nowra mehren, Anwar Hossain
  • Published Date Thursday, 10 March 2016
  • Country Bangladesh
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Rifat Afroze and Avonti Basak TukunA pilot school nutrition programme (SNP) sanctioned by the government of Bangladesh (GoB) in May/June 2012 was jointly launched by Dubai Care and Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) with an aim to improve students‟ learning in school, improve school attendance, reduce dropout and improve nutrition and hygiene practices among the students. BRAC and Banchte Shekha have been implementing the project in 102 schools in Mymensingh and Dhaka. SNP .......

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  • Writer Name Learning from a Pilot Project
  • Published Date Thursday, 22 October 2015
  • Country Bangladesh
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Rifat Afroze and Md. Moslem Uddin MiaThis study is a process evaluation of School Nutrition Programme (SNP) which assesses the programme implementation process and analyzes the effectiveness of its operations and service delivery. Four issues were considered for exploration: monitor community engagement and their activities, observe health and hygiene practices at home and school, look at the procurement and supply the system and determine the amount of served food and its nutrient .......

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  • Writer Name Rifat Afroze
  • Published Date Thursday, 15 October 2015
  • Country Bangladesh
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This study is a process evaluation of School Nutrition Programme (SNP) which assesses the programme implementation process and analyzes the effectiveness of its operations and service delivery. Four issues were considered for exploration: monitor community engagement and their activities, observe health and hygiene practices at home and school, look at the procurement and supply the system and determine the amount of served food and its nutrient compositions. Like the baseline, this study .......

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  • Writer Name Rifat Afroze
  • Published Date Thursday, 08 October 2015
  • Country Bangladesh
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This study aimed to understand BRAC Boat School (Shikkhatari) initiative in terms of  innovation, quality of education and existing challenges. Whether spatial exclusion can  be a basis for educational innovation was also addressed in the study. A mixed method  approach was used which included survey, interviews and classroom observations. Fifty  randomly selected Shikkhataris and 500 households of the students were surveyed.  Programme Organisers and teachers were interviewed in eight .......

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  • Writer Name Nawra Mehrin, Nowreen Yasmin, Samir Ranjan Nath
  • Published Date Monday, 01 December 2014
  • Country Bangladesh
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BRAC, the largest NGO in the world, is involved in various educational programmes as part of its general strategy of poverty reduction. Post-primary Basic and Continuing Education (PACE) is one of the major components of BRAC Education Programme (BEP). PACE interventions was started in 2001 for capacity development and improvement in teaching-learning in rural non-government secondary schools.PACE has two components – Post-primary Basic Education (PBEn) and Continuing Education (CE). The CE .......

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  • Writer Name Alia Ahmad, Papia Ferdousei
  • Published Date Friday, 31 May 2013
  • Country Bangladesh
Published in Monographs
This paper looks at the determinants of secondary school attendance in Bangladesh with a focus on the interaction between community gender norms and relative supply of madrasas (i.e. Islamic schools). We present a theoretical framework where the probability of children’s school participation varies with respect to a non-economic factor – how the community observes social norms regarding female mobility – conditional upon the types of available schools. Household data from the Bangladesh .......

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  • Writer Name Mohammad Niaz Asadullah, Zaki Wahhaj
  • Published Date Thursday, 31 January 2013
  • Country Bangladesh
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ABSTRACTShishu Niketan is a new fee-based primary education initiative of BRAC EducationProgramme. Aim of this is to create self-sustaining and good quality primary schools inthe areas in which non-formal schools have been withdrawn. Analysing input andprocess factors of Shishu Niketans, this study assessed quality of this initiative. Parentalperspectives and challenges in driving the initiative towards sustainability were alsoexplored. This is the first research on this initiative. A .......

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  • Writer Name Durdana Nahid and Samir Ranjan Nath
  • Published Date Monday, 23 February 2015
  • Country Bangladesh
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Bangladesh has achieved significant progress in enrolment in primary schools including gender parity. Currently, two major problems are dropout before completing primary education and poor quality of education with low attainment of basic competencies. These problems are especially acute among children of poor families. While the government of Bangladesh has the major responsibility of primary education, and it aims at universal access to education through government schools, the needs of the .......

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  • Writer Name Alia Ahmad and Iftekharul Haque
  • Published Date Sunday, 21 August 2011
  • Country Bangladesh
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BRAC Education Programme took a scheme on a pilot basis to improve social and emotional skills among the students of BRAC primary schools. The aim was to make the learners more social and shaping their behaviour and thoughts in a positive way. After 10 months of programme implementation, this study was undertaken to see the classroom situation level. Several aspects of Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) was already included in regular BRAC curriculum. However, six more activities were .......

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  • Writer Name Rifat Afroze, Durdana Nahid, Abdur Rahman
  • Published Date Thursday, 01 November 2012
  • Country Bangladesh
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Considering an input-process-output (IPO) framework of analysing quality of education this report reviewed all the 140 studies conducted in the Research and Evaluation Division of BRAC during the last 18 years. The review work aims to explore the quality of BRAC Education Programme (BEP). More than 80% of the studies are on children’s and adolescents’ education programme. Thus, the findings on these two school programmes can easily fit into the IPO model. The findings reveal that quality of .......

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  • Writer Name Samir R Nath
  • Published Date Tuesday, 08 August 2006
  • Country Bangladesh
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Utpal MallickAbstractBangladesh has achieved remarkable progress in increasing the primary school enrollment rates over the past decades. The country has reduced discrimination against girls in accessing primary education. However, evidences from a census conducted in eight upazillas of Sylhet division in 2012 revealed that 30% of the children aged 5-14 years in hard to reach haor areas were out-of-school. Proportion of out-of-school children was much higher in Sulla and Companyganj .......

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  • Writer Name Utpal Mallick
  • Published Date Monday, 07 March 2016
  • Country Bangladesh
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