Life and Livelihood of the Ultra Poor in Rural BangladeshBaseline Findings of CFPR-TUP Programme Phase IIICFPR Research TeamResearch and Evaluation Division (RED) Different chapters of this baseline report have been organized as follows. Following this initial introductory chapter, chapters 2-7 provides thorough analysis of various aspects of the surveyed STUP and OTUP households in comparison with other households from the same communities, while chapter 8 deals with the status of the .......

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  • Writer Name CFPR Research Team (RED
  • Published Date Tuesday, 08 April 2014
  • Country Bangladesh
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Due to the ineffectiveness of conventional microcredit and formal banking systems to reach agricultural credit to marginal and small farmers who dominate the agrarian structure in Bangladesh, BRAC designed an innovative project titled ‘Tenant Farmers Development Project (BorgaChashi Unnayan Prakalpa (BCUP)) to provide credit and extension services to small scale tenant farmers. The Bangladesh Bank (Central Bank of Bangladesh) provided BRAC in October 2009 a refinancing .......

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  • Writer Name Mahabub Hossain, WMH Jaim, MA Malek, Marup Hossain, Nusrat Abedin Jimi, Kazi Tanvir Mahmud, Abu Ahsan, Barnali Chakraborty,
  • Published Date Thursday, 05 June 2014
  • Country Bangladesh
Overview on research objective and methodologyA study was conducted by BRAC-RED in partnership with WFP to determine the participants’ perception about the pushti chal in relation to its taste and appearance (such as colour, texture and smell). The specific objectives of the study are to: assess the acceptability of fortified rice with a sample of participants enrolled in food based social safety nets; look into potential regional differences in the acceptance of fortified rice. The .......

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  • Writer Name Barnali Chakraborty and Fahmida Akter
  • Published Date Sunday, 14 December 2014
  • Country Bangladesh
Teaching millions to treat diarrhoea at homeThis is a tale of how a medical technology was adapted, revised and presented to ad illiterate public through house-to-house health education by a small army of dedicated health workers. Through a decade of persistent work, the entire BRAC organization initiated this ambitious programme, and inspite of all skepticism from the global public health community, carried the science of oral therapy into every home in Bangladesh. Never before, or since .......

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  • Published Date Monday, 01 January 1196
The BRAC Strategy (Kumarian Press Library of Management for Development)BRAC has become one of the largest indigenous NGOs in the world since its beginnings in 1979. This book contains an overview of BRAC programmes in credit, education, health, and agricultural extension work with poor communities, and how BRAC is organised. 

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  • Published Date Friday, 01 May 1992
The Remarkable Success Story of BRAC, the Global Grassroots Organization That's Winning the Fight Against PovertyBRAC, arguably the world s largest, most diverse and most successful NGO, is little known outside Bangladesh, where it formed in 1972. Author Ian Smillie predicts, however, that this is bound to change. BRAC s success and the spread of its work in health, education, social enterprise development and microfinance dwarfs any other private, government or non-profit enterprise in its .......

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  • Published Date Saturday, 25 April 2009
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Making Tuberculosis History

Community-based Solutions for MillionsThe community-based TB control program of BRAC, one of the world's largest NGOs has created access to lifesaving diagnostics and treatment for hundreds of thousands. For over 25 years, its army of health volunteers has brought services to the doorsteps of patients. From organizing mobile outreach to collect sputum samples for diagnosis to implementing a bonding system to ensure treatment compliance, BRAC's experience demonstrates how programmatic .......

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  • Published Date Saturday, 01 January 2011
  • Country Bangladesh