The Bangladeshi graduate labour market is undergoing quite rapid and dramatic changes.  The increasing importance of the private sector coupled with the intensifying forces of globalisation has considerably changed employers’ needs with regards to graduate employment.  Private sector employers require capable graduate employees in order to maintain international competitiveness.  Changes engendered by globalisation also result in changing notions of employability.  The market responses have .......

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  • Writer Name mran Matin, Tariq Ali, Paul Wiebe
  • Published Date Friday, 06 June 2003
  • Country Bangladesh
An experimental study was done in 50 sub-districts in rural areas of Bangladesh where WASH programme is in place since middle of 2006. A total of 29,885 households were selected randomly for this study through multi-stage 30 clusters sampling design. The intervention included promotional activities to install tubewells, sanitary latrines and health education for improving hygienic behaviour. Ultra poor received grant for sanitary latrine in the villages where sanitation coverage reached .......

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  • Writer Name AKM Masud Rana
  • Published Date Saturday, 12 December 2009
  • Country Bangladesh
Local non-government organizations (NGOs) are the major partners of the government of Bangladesh (GOB) for implementing NNP (National Nutrition Project) programme at the grassroots level in rural Bangladesh. BRAC is one of the partners working in 53 upazilas out of 105 to implement the NNP programme. BRAC NNP programme continuously keeps records/data on the outcomes of interventions. BRAC has recently decided to assess the whole process of the food supplementation component of the .......

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  • Writer Name Marufa Aziz Khan, Qazi Shafayayetul Islam, Syed Masud Ahmed
  • Published Date Sunday, 02 July 2006
  • Country Bangladesh
Objective :To test the impact of anthelmintic treatment on the extent of change in the prevalence and intensity of intestinal parasite as well as nutritional status of female workers in different time and dose schedules.Methodology :Study design – Single blind placebo control trial.Study population – Female workers of all ages in Ayesha Abed Foundation (AAF).Study area – Three centers were selected from Manikganj Sadar, Gorpara and Betila area in Manikganj district.Intervention period .......

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  • Writer Name Marufa Aziz Khan, Qazi Shafayetul Islam, Iftekhar Quashem, Chowdhury SB Jalal
  • Published Date Thursday, 03 March 2005
  • Country Bangladesh
Bangladesh’s SME sector has increasingly been viewed upon as occupying a crucial position in the economy of Bangladesh. For instance, donor agencies in collaboration with trade agencies have lately intensified their effort to support the SME sector1. Moreover, the government has started realising the growth potential of SMEs, albeit active policy steps to assist the sector to flourish by overcoming financial, technological, management and market constraints is still lacking. The Small and .......

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  • Writer Name Monique Iglebaek, Imran Matin
  • Published Date Wednesday, 03 March 2004
  • Country Bangladesh
In Bangladesh, patriarchal norms, ideology and social institutions shape women's role and status in general. Within this patriarchal system external forces like NGOs may affect the relationships between men and women with respect to prestige, power and control, by enhancing or lowering the status of women in the different spheres and locations. BRAC as a national NGO involved in poverty alleviation and women’s empowerment represents one of these external forces. Since women are relatively .......

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  • Writer Name Simeen Mahmud, Amina Mahbub
  • Published Date Thursday, 11 November 2004
  • Country Bangladesh
The analysis highlighted 5 clusters. Cluster 1 is categorised as an urban lifestyle group, with a mixed poverty profile and a transforming consumption pattern. Cluster 2 is the rural rich also experiencing a transforming consumption pattern. Cluster 3 is the poor with a traditional consumption pattern that appears to be deteriorating in balance. Cluster 6 is the rural less poor group with a traditional consumption pattern. Cluster 5 is comprised of poor female-headed households with a .......

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  • Writer Name Shantana Halder, Ian Urey
  • Published Date Friday, 26 September 2003
  • Country Bangladesh
This report presents a review results on the trends and patterns in food intake and nutritional status of the poor rural and urban households of Bangladesh during the period 1991-2000. It then looks at the socio-economic changes that have occurred during the last decade that have affected the food consumption pattern and the development of the food system. The 1990s was marked by a substantial increase in food production, however, the country is yet to achieve desired nutritional levels. The .......

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  • Writer Name Shantana Halder, Ian Urey
  • Published Date Friday, 26 September 2003
  • Country Bangladesh