This study aimed to determine the role of BRAC’s polli shomaj in targeting effectiveness in beneficiary selection of 100-day employment generation programme (EGP). Both quantitative and qualitative approaches were used in this study. The process of selecting beneficiaries by the union parishad chairmen and ward members was more or less similar despite the presence of polli shomaj. Nepotism, bribery, vote bank and poverty were the criteria to select the beneficiaries. The quantitative findings .......

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  • Writer Name Md. Abdul Alim, Munshi Sulaiman
  • Published Date Sunday, 12 April 2009
  • Country Bangladesh
This research aims to look at household responses to a tsunami warning that took place in south-east coastal areas of Bangladesh on 12 September 2007. The study was conducted in both the mainland and islands of Cox’s Bazar district. We examined the impact of the warning by measuring the effectiveness of the warning, reasons behind evacuation or failure to do so, experience of evacuating and staying in shelters, and loss in assets. We also examined whether evacuees will trust future warnings .......

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  • Writer Name Sakiba Tasneem, Moushumi Chaudhury
  • Published Date Tuesday, 27 October 2015
  • Country Bangladesh
This exploratory study looked at the process involved in growth monitoring sessions as carried out in the National Nutrition Programme. The specific aim of this study was to identify misclassification of nutritional status of mother and children arising from errors in taking weight and height and its reasons. Data were collected from seven CNCs of the Kapasia conducting growth monitoring sessions during July 17-27, using both qualitative and quantitative methods. In order to show this .......

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  • Writer Name Christine M Least, M A Khan
  • Published Date Saturday, 02 December 2006
  • Country Bangladesh
The main objective of this monitoring and evaluation was to assess the hospital waste management practices in Rajshahi City Corporation area after providing training and implementation of in-house MWM partnership pilot. Specific objectives of the monitoring survey were to: i. Evaluate the status and practice of in-house waste management after training, ii. See the change in waste generation and quality after training and in-house management implementation, iii. Assess the improvement in waste .......

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  • Writer Name Nasima Akter, Mizanur Rahman, Maisum Nahar and Institution of Policy Support Unit Ministry of Environment and Forest Team
  • Published Date Sunday, 01 October 2006
  • Country Bangladesh
This study aims to find out what attracts faculty to join BRAC University (BU), analyze issues related to job satisfaction, and reasons for their leaving the university. The target population consists of the existing full-time as well as dropout faculty members. For exploring the attitudes and opinions of current faculty, Visualization in Participatory Programmes (VIPP) method was used. A questionnaire was sent to each dropout faculty member via email, snail mail, and through personal .......

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  • Writer Name Ahmed Tareq Rashid, Ferdous Jahan
  • Published Date Sunday, 12 March 2006
  • Country Bangladesh
This study aims to i) conduct a feasibility study to establish the viability of medical waste management (MWM) rules implementation, ii) identify the appropriate technology and management model, iii) establish viable final disposal technological options in which the both parties and other actors can participate as partners, and iv) establish a coordination and partnership model in MWM in Bangladesh. In this pilot research BRAC aims to: i) introduce an appropriate waste management system in .......

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  • Writer Name Nasima Akter, Mizanur Rahman, Lammia Sharmin, Institution of Policy Support Unit-Ministry of Environment and Forest Team
  • Published Date Monday, 12 December 2005
  • Country Bangladesh
The increased number of clinics and hospitals in Bangladesh is resulting in the increased amount of waste generation. Hospital waste contains toxic chemicals and hazardous materials from several diagnostic and treatment processes. The improper disposal of hospital waste in the country poses a high health risk to humans as well as the environment. The improvement of waste management in clinics and hospitals is essential to minimize the spread of infectious diseases. The Association for Rural .......

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  • Writer Name Nasima Akter, AMR Chowdhury, NM Kazi
  • Published Date Saturday, 12 December 1998
  • Country Bangladesh
BRAC in collaboration with DPHE and UNICEF implemented the project entitled “Building community based arsenic mitigation response capacity” during July 2001 to June 2002 in four upazilas. The objectives of the project are to (i) raise awareness among the community (ii) determine the extent of arsenic contamination in all tubewell water in the project areas; and (iii) develop resource maps of different villages of the project area to locate safe water sources. This report documents the .......

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  • Writer Name Md Zabed Hossain, Shah Noor Mahmud, Munir Ahmed, Md Jakariya
  • Published Date Thursday, 06 June 2002
  • Country Bangladesh