Environmental Science & Technology (2010)  Irrational use of pesticides is increasingly threatening our ecosystem, health and environment. This study investigated the use of pesticides in vegetable farms and its impact on health and environment. Three contrasting sites under three sub-districts where vegetable production were common were considered for this study. From each sub-district 60 farmers who had been using pesticides application for growing vegetables were selected .......

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  • Writer Name Nepal C Dey
  • Published Date Tuesday, 13 July 2010
  • Country Bangladesh
This book is a collection of selected research studies done at BRAC’s Research and Evaluation Division (RED) over a period of one and half decades (1990-2006). Using qualitative methods.

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  • Writer Name Samir Ranjan Nath and A Mushtaque R Chowdhury (Editor)
  • Published Date Thursday, 04 November 2010
  • Country Bangladesh
 Environmental Science and Technology 2010 Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) programme of BRAC has been working in 150 sub-districts since 2006 for ensuring safe and sustainable drinking water, improved sanitation and hygiene practices in rural Bangladesh. The study aims to explore women’s role in managing household water i.e. collecting water and maintaining cleanliness of the tubewells in rural Bangladesh. Through survey of 29,993 households both in baseline (2006/07) and .......

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  • Writer Name Nepal C Dey and AKM Masud Rana
  • Published Date Wednesday, 22 December 2010
  • Country Bangladesh
Environmental Science and Technology 2010Vol - 1  This study explores the status of arsenic contamination in tubewell water in southern Bangladesh. Through a survey of 6,593 households, a total of 3,812 tubewells were sampled at baseline (2006/07) and 3,591 at midline (2009). Households were selected through multi-stage sampling procedure where each sub-district was considered as a cluster. Findings reveal that proportion of unmarked (to identify presence of arsenic) tubewells .......

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  • Writer Name Nepal C Dey
  • Published Date Thursday, 16 December 2010
  • Country Bangladesh
Sex Workers (SW) sale sex for livelihood and endorse it as occupation. The concealed reality of the hidden demand of SWs in society is the driven force of this livelihood. The clients of SWs keep themselves hidden and it is complicated to find the actual status of the demand and supply side of this trade. The sex workers are the group of illiterate, poor, ignorant, helpless women who are denied from social and familial support and also to live with dignity and self esteem.There is no .......

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  • Writer Name Masuma Billah
  • Published Date Wednesday, 12 January 2011
  • Country Bangladesh
PrefaceTo improve the effectiveness of BRAC programmes and support new innovations, the Research and Evaluation Division (RED) was established in 1975 as a small unit within the framework of BRAC. Over the years this small unit has gradually grown and expanded its activities in different areas of research. To conduct research in multi-disciplinary areas, the division has now nine research units with more than 75 researchers and a good number of full-time/part-time national and foreign .......

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  • Writer Name RED, BRAC
  • Published Date Sunday, 01 April 2012
  • Country Bangladesh
In late 2008, BRAC initiated a comprehensive five-year maternal neonatal and child health (MNCH) programme named Improving maternal, neonatal and child survival (IMNCS) to promote maternal, neonatal and child health in three selected northern districts of Bangladesh - Rangpur, Gaibandha and Mymensingh.The baseline survey in 2008 was carried out. The survey of 2010 considered as midline for the older districts. This report compares baseline (2008) and follow-up data (2010) to record the .......

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  • Writer Name Md. Mahfuz Al Mamun, Masuma Billah, Sabuj Kanti Mistry, Peter Nicholls, Brendan Dineen and Hashima
  • Published Date Thursday, 14 June 2012
  • Country Bangladesh
Exploring the Marginalized: A study in some selected upazilas of Sylhet division in Bangladesh Samir Ranjan Nath Executive SummaryIn spite of overall development during the past four decades, Bangladesh also experienced marginalization and social exclusion. Inequality in social and economic outcomes exists among the geographic regions and small ethnic groups, and various socio-occupational sub-groups. BRAC, a national Non-Government Organization (NGO) in Bangladesh, aims to .......

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  • Writer Name Samir Ranjan Nath
  • Published Date Wednesday, 11 June 2014
  • Country Bangladesh