The paper examines the structure, reforms and challenges of the contemporary Bangladesh Civil Service. It provides an overview of the public administration system; an evaluation of reforms and innovations that have been “allowed”; the present recruitment procedure; and the extent and impact of politicization. Recruitment and politicization are the key problems identified and discussed. To explore these problems further we conducted qualitative, interview-based primary research with recent .......

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  • Writer Name Ferdous Jahan
  • Published Date Monday, 01 January 2007
  • Country Bangladesh
Globally, AIDS is well documented as both a disease and a development problem. This study seeks to identify the determinants of AIDS awareness within a rural, agrarian population from data collected in 1995 as part of a panel survey under BRAC-ICDDR,B Joint Research Project at Matlab. Among a wide variety of questions on their well-being were three related to AIDS knowledge. Bivariate analysis and multivariate techniques were used to determine predictors of AIDS awareness in the selected .......

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  • Writer Name Elisabeth L. Fulton, Nashid Kamal, Syed Masud Ahmed, Monirul Islam Khan
  • Published Date Thursday, 01 January 1998
  • Country Bangladesh
This report is based on the findings of the case tracking study of 35 BRAC borrowers from Matlab RDP over a period of one year. Tracking began in July 1996, and in all cases more than three months had elapsed before tracking began. The issues examined in this study are: background of the borrowers, use of loan, participation of the women in the use of loan, economic return on investment, borrowing from other sources, mobility of the borrowers or the decision making by the borrowers in their .......

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  • Writer Name Monirul Islam Khan, Mushtaque Chowdhury, Abbas Bhuiya, Masud Rana
  • Published Date Saturday, 10 October 1998
  • Country Bangladesh
The Meghna-Dhonagoda Embankment (MDE) is an example of a flood control scheme which also regulates irrigation and drainage of the area inside it. This intervention in the natural functioning of the environment - intended to reduce the often catastrophic impacts of flooding on mankind - itself may have substantial impacts on the environment and humans in the short and long run. These impacts are not well understood and thus are not fully taken into consideration at the time of inception of the .......

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  • Writer Name Saira Y Ansary, Lewis Fulton, Abbas Bhuiya, Mushtaque Chowdhury, Christopher S. Vaughn
  • Published Date Tuesday, 09 September 1997
  • Country Bangladesh
This paper looks at BRAC‘s Rural Development Programmes’ (RDP) interventions and consumption based poverty using household expenditure data collected from 3518 households in fourteen villages in Matlab between April and August 1995. Poverty lines and measures are constructed to compare the socio-economic status of BRAC members relative to non-members. These poverty measures are also used to compare BRAC members according to membership length, type of inputs received and loan size. The .......

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  • Writer Name Hassan Zaman
  • Published Date Friday, 08 August 1997
  • Country Bangladesh
This study looked at the process of forming of village organizations (VOs) by BRAC. BRAC organizes the poor by initiating the institution building process through which the formation of VOs takes place. The VOs create context within which mobilization, conscientization, and empowerment of the poor and women take place. The study particularly looked at the events, problems and constraints involved in the formation of VOs.The study covers the first three months of VO formation. The reason is .......

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  • Writer Name Manzurul Mannan, Mushtaque Chowdhury, Abbas Bhuiya and Masud Rana
  • Published Date Friday, 05 May 1995
  • Country Bangladesh
 ABSTRACT :     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 .......

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  • Writer Name Mohammad Niaz Asadullah, Zaki Wahhaj
  • Published Date Tuesday, 19 February 2013
  • Country Bangladesh
This paper presents findings from a case study of slumdwellers in two Wards of Dhaka City. The research was designed to determine the extent of political participation of the urban poor. The main objective was to gain an understanding of the following question: although constituting the majority of the electorate, what constraints prevent the interests of the urban poor from being reflected in the policy agenda? In the face of this relative neglect, with whom do slumdwellers interact to solve .......

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  • Writer Name Nicola Banks
  • Published Date Friday, 12 January 2007
  • Country Bangladesh
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