Paper 1: Selling latrines to the poor: how effective it is?Sadhana Biswas and Syed Masud AhmedPaper 2: Capacity development through training: the case of BRAC village organizationsSharmin Mahbub, Manzurul Mannan, Shahriar R Khan and Masud RanaPaper 3: Monthly meetings of RDP-- Documenting the situation in ten village organizations in MatlabMahmuda Rahman KhanPaper 4: Education for empowerment: a note on BRAC’s Human Rights and Legal Education Programme (HRLEP) at MatlabSamiha .......

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  • Published Date Thursday, 04 April 1996
  • Country Bangladesh
This paper looks at the overall performance of the CFPR/TUP programme using the 2002 baseline survey and 2005 repeat survey. All the topics covered in this study could be analysed more deeply, but that is beyond the scope of this paper. Our goal here is to present a descriptive overview of the changes in the lives of the ultra poor. More information on programme selection, the surveys and the methodology is presented in the following section. As an analytical guide for inter-connecting the .......

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  • Writer Name Mehnaz Rabbani, Vivek A. Prakash, Munshi Sulaiman
  • Published Date Sunday, 09 July 2006
  • Country Bangladesh
The role of culture in health care behaviour is one of the basic themes this paper pursues. Other studies report that traditional culture is still a dominant factor in health and demographic behaviour in rural Bangladesh. However, changes in traditional culture and its implications for health behaviour are not studied well. This paper examines the role of development interventions to facilitate such change in addition to verification of different aspects of traditional health behaviour .......

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  • Writer Name Monirul I. Khan, Abbas Bhuiya, Mushtaque Chowdhury
  • Published Date Sunday, 03 March 1996
  • Country Bangladesh
Land ceilings, occupational criteria and asset valuations are commonly used for targeting purposes by credit agencies aiming to direct resources to the rural poor. However a mixture of demand and supply side factors leads to the inclusion of a small group of ‘non target’ households in these credit programmes. This paper starts by examining the differing characteristics of the ‘properly targeted’ versus these ‘non eligible’ members. The next section uses multivariate analysis to identify the .......

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  • Writer Name Hassan Zaman
  • Published Date Monday, 01 January 1996
  • Country Bangladesh
The basic objective of this study was to look at the profit rates made by VO members once they have made investments in projects financed through BRAC loans. BRAC’s twin objectives of employment and income generation as part of its poverty alleviating strategy hinge crucially upon the success of its micro credit programme. Although weekly loan repayments may originate from a variety of sources, the intended channel is via the profits made on their individual micro-enterprisesThis study took .......

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  • Writer Name Hassan Zaman, Saima Rahman, Shahed Hussain, Masud Rana
  • Published Date Tuesday, 23 May 1995
  • Country Bangladesh
This present proposal concerns research plans for Phase II of the BRAC-ICDDR,B Matlab Joint Project to cover the period 1996 to 2000 AD. While a brief description of Phase 1 is provided here, the object of this proposal is to outline the plans for the second phase of research. Based on the research findings and hypotheses generated during Phase I, Phase II utilises in-depth studies to seek explanations on possible causal pathways, as well as large prospective surveys to determine the impact .......

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  • Writer Name Mushtaque Chowdhury, Abbas Bhuiya
  • Published Date Friday, 12 May 1995
  • Country Bangladesh
Of interest in this exploratory study are methods which draw upon the expertise and participation of rural people in assessing change in health and women's lives, and their potential relevance to the BRAC-ICDDR,B Joint Project in Matlab. Its objectives are twofold:1. to assess the effectiveness of various participatory methods as a means of collecting baseline information;2. to identify indigenous indicators of health, wealth and women's status, and to investigate people's perceptions of .......

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  • Writer Name Alayne Adams, Rita Das Roy, Amina Mahbub
  • Published Date Saturday, 06 May 1995
  • Country Bangladesh
To understand the black box, this paper provides a conceptual framework around which a research protocol is built.PART I: Begins by reviewing definitions of health, paying close attention to the concept that health is a dynamic state with multiple determinants.PART II: Creates a Health Status model of health where the production of health/illness is considered to be based on simplified health inputs giving rise to a resulting health output.PART III: Explores a method of examining the .......

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  • Writer Name Ian Scott, Tim Evans, Richard Cash
  • Published Date Tuesday, 04 April 1995
  • Country Bangladesh
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