An experimental study was done in 50 sub-districts in rural areas of Bangladesh where WASH programme is in place since middle of 2006. A total of 29,885 households were selected randomly for this study through multi-stage 30 clusters sampling design. The intervention included promotional activities to install tubewells, sanitary latrines and health education for improving hygienic behaviour. Ultra poor received grant for sanitary latrine in the villages where sanitation coverage reached .......

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  • Writer Name AKM Masud Rana
  • Published Date Saturday, 12 December 2009
  • Country Bangladesh
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To facilitate achieving national target of 100 percent sanitation in Bangladesh by the year 2013, BRAC Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) programme has been working in 150 upazilas for improving water supply, sanitation and hygiene practices. This study investigated the effect of BRAC WASH programme on sanitation in the intervention areas after two years of implementation, by comparing the data of baseline and midline surveys. Data of 30,000 households from 50 upazilas were used to measure .......

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  • Writer Name Shyamal C Ghosh, AKM Masud Rana, ARM Mehrab Ali and Tahmid Arif
  • Published Date Sunday, 10 October 2010
  • Country Bangladesh
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Objective :  To examine the changes in hand-washing practices with soap among women as a result of water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) intervention of BRAC.Methods :  A community-based study was conducted in 50 rural sub-districts of Bangladesh where BRAC (a non-governmental organization) has been offering WASH intervention since middle of 2006. Through a multi-stage thirty-cluster random sampling 27,662 adult women were selected for this study. The intervention includes promotional .......

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  • Writer Name AKM Masud Rana, Milan Kanti Barua and Babar Kabir
  • Published Date Wednesday, 03 March 2010
  • Country Bangladesh
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This is a documentation of activities based on experience gathered from a community-based arsenic mitigation project in Bangladesh implemented by BRAC, in association with DPHE and UNICEF. The objectives of the project were:(1) To determine the extent and level of arsenic contamination in all tube well water of the project area; (2) To create awareness among the people of the project area related to arsenic poisoning; (3) To involve community members in choosing, financing including cost .......

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  • Writer Name Munir Ahmed, M Jakariya, M Quaiyum, Shah Noor Mahmud
  • Published Date Thursday, 10 October 2002
  • Country Bangladesh
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Jamuna Multipurpose Bridge (JMB) project was the first of its kind which incorporated resettlement activities facilitating livelihood restoration of the project affected people (PAP). This study was an endeavor to reveal the livelihood status of the PAP after the implementation of the project in 1998, using both quantitative and qualitative methods. Findings revealed that though the livelihood of the PAP were affected due of loss of land or other assets and/or change of occupation, failure to .......

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  • Writer Name Shyamal C Ghosh, Hasanur Rahman and AKM Masud Rana
  • Published Date Thursday, 09 September 2010
  • Country Bangladesh
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This study assessed environmental concerns of selected small and medium enterprises (SME) of BRAC Bank. Data were collected in January-February 2006 through in-depth interview, focus group discussion, and observation. The study included 15 types of SMEs. These include textile and dyeing, leather and leather products, plastic product, hotel and restaurant, hospital/clinic, poultry, rice mill, oil mill, bakery, wood and wood products, cosmetics and toiletries, saw mill, engineering metal .......

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  • Writer Name Md Quaiyum Sarkar, Nasima Akter
  • Published Date Tuesday, 12 December 2006
  • Country Bangladesh
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ABSTRACT : Lack of awareness and coordination among the community about climate change, and its impact on environment and human lives make them more susceptible to natural disasters. Considering the dire needs, DECC programme of BRAC has taken an initiative to enhance the knowledge and skill among the community for disaster risk reduction (DRR). One of its aims is to strengthen institutional capacity for disaster management. BRAC-DECC has started a four-day training course on DRR among its .......

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  • Writer Name Tahera Akter
  • Published Date Wednesday, 01 February 2012
  • Country Bangladesh
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The BRAC WASH (Water, Sanitation and Hygiene) programme was initiated in 150 upazilas in three phases (50 in each phase) aiming to improve water, sanitation and hygiene conditions in rural Bangladesh. The study explores women’s role in managing household water i.e. collecting and storing water and maintaining cleanliness of the tubewells. Participants were selected through a two-stage sampling procedure. Respondents were the women of the households who had knowledge of the household .......

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  • Writer Name Nepal C Dey and ARM Mehrab Ali
  • Published Date Sunday, 08 August 2010
  • Country Bangladesh
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An environmental guideline was prepared for small and medium enterprises (SME) of BRAC Bank following a standard format. Objectives of the guideline include i) to prevent any adverse environmental impact raised from the activities of SMEs, ii) to protect the health and safety of those directly involved in the activities of SMEs, and iii) to make SMEs environment-friendly. This guideline focused on habitat and wildlife, natural resource use, chemical use, waste management, and health and .......

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  • Writer Name Md. Quaiyum Sarkar, Nasima Akter
  • Published Date Wednesday, 01 November 2006
  • Country Bangladesh
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The recognition of the ultra poor segment in the society, and formulating specially targeted policies for them has been a major component of the Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) programme, which aims to provide universal access to safe water and sanitation facilities in the 150 intervention upazilas. This study aims to evaluate the level at which WASH interventions are reaching the poor. This implies looking at the selection process of ultra poor households and the nature and success of the .......

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  • Writer Name Ananta Neelim
  • Published Date Tuesday, 11 November 2008
  • Country Bangladesh
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This study examines users’ satisfaction with piped water system for arsenic-free safe water and also examines the management mechanism of rural piped water systems. Data were collected in October 2004 using structured questionnaire from 106 households in Sonargaon, 140 households in Barura, 98 households in Daudkandi, and 100 households in Godagari upazila. All the households who were using piped water during the survey were included in the study. The findings show that almost all the users .......

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  • Writer Name Md. Quaiyum Sarkar, Md. Jakariya and Mizanur Rahman
  • Published Date Friday, 09 September 2005
  • Country Bangladesh
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This study aimed to develop environmental guidelines for some of the BRAC programme/projects to minimize the negative environmental impacts and ensure environmental sustainability. The objectives of the study were to (i) revisit different BRAC programme to assess how environmental component is incorporated and implemented in relevant field activities and (ii) set up environmental guidelines for different BRAC programme/projects. The study was conducted in March 2005 by using a variety of .......

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  • Writer Name Nasima Akter, Mizanur Rahman
  • Published Date Tuesday, 04 April 2006
  • Country Bangladesh
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