ABSTRACT : Advocacy and communication department of BRAC started Communication for Development project (C4D) in Teknaf and Ukhia of Cox’s Bazar district with a view to improving knowledge level about social and health issues, and changing seven key bahaviours of the villagers including gender relations. This report aimed to measure the extent of change related to the issues mentioned above. Quantitative method was applied to conduct the study. This was a panel survey. Findings show that .......

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  • Writer Name Md. Abdul Alim
  • Published Date Sunday, 07 April 2013
  • Country Bangladesh
ABSTRACT : Community Empowerment Programme of BRAC and The Hunger Project Bangladesh jointly embraces a participatory approach towards creating Millennium Development Goal unions in Mymensingh district. The study aimed to assess the achievement of this project. A quasi-experimental design including pre-test and post-test surveys was used to assess the achievement of the project. Both quantitative and qualitative techniques were used. A total of 2,007 households in experimental and 1,963 .......

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  • Writer Name Shuburna Chodhuary, Md. Akramul Islam, Jesmin Akter
  • Published Date Sunday, 07 April 2013
  • Country Bangladesh
 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY :  This study was conducted to assess the consumer acceptance of ultra rice in both rural and urban households in ten different locations in and around the Dhaka city, Bangladesh. Ultra rice is a manufactured grain made from rice flour, selected micronutrients and stabilizers that resembles to milled rice in size and shape. When eaten mixed with normal rice at a ratio of 1:100 before cooking, it was found efficacious in improving the micronutrient status of .......

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  • Writer Name Barnali Chakraborty, Umme Salma Mukta, Md. Saiful Islam Majumder and Rezaul Karim
  • Published Date Wednesday, 12 December 2012
  • Country Bangladesh
ABSTRACT :This baseline survey on the members of the Union Parishad (UP) and the BRAC  Polli Shomaj (PS) aims to assess to what extents the UP members are pro-poor and gender sensitive, and the services rhar they provide to the poor. The study was conducted in two districts- Bogra and Jessore. The sample size of study was 610 UP members, 549 executive committee members of 50 PS and 199 PS general members. The study revelas that the people have very little access in decision-making process .......

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  • Writer Name Ashrafuzzaman Khan, Md. Mafizur Rahman and Chris Evans
  • Published Date Sunday, 28 November 2010
  • Country Bangladesh
Background: Recognizing the burden of maternal mortality in urban slums, in 2007 BRAC (formally known as Bangladesh Rural Advancement Committee) has established a woman-focused development intervention, Manoshi (the Bangla abbreviation of mother, neonate and child), in urban slums of Bangladesh. The intervention emphasizes strengthening the continuum of maternal, newborn and child care through community, delivery centre (DC) and timely referral of the obstetric complications to the emergency .......

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  • Writer Name Shamsun Nahar, Morsheda Banu and Hashima E Nasreen
  • Published Date Wednesday, 30 March 2011
  • Country Bangladesh
Jamuna Multipurpose Bridge (JMB) project was the first of its kind which incorporated resettlement activities facilitating livelihood restoration of the project affected people (PAP). This study was an endeavor to reveal the livelihood status of the PAP after the implementation of the project in 1998, using both quantitative and qualitative methods. Findings revealed that though the livelihood of the PAP were affected due of loss of land or other assets and/or change of occupation, failure to .......

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  • Writer Name Shyamal C Ghosh, Hasanur Rahman and AKM Masud Rana
  • Published Date Thursday, 09 September 2010
  • Country Bangladesh
Amongst all the cases of violence against women that BRAC’s Human Rights and Legal Services (HRLS) programme deals with, rape has the lowest conviction rate. BRAC’s HRLS programme aims to bring judicial remedy to rape victims however, it faces several legal challenges in the process. Remedy has been used in this study to denote conviction of the accused in the rape case. Using a qualitative method, data was collected from thirteen rape cases of the HRLS programme and used for case studies in .......

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  • Writer Name Sharin Shajahan Naomi
  • Published Date Saturday, 04 April 2009
  • Country Bangladesh
 BRAC operates over 20,000 pre-primary education centres in the areas of formal primary schools. It is a one year long course and in each centre recruits 25 to 30 pupils. The aim of this study was to evaluate the ongoing practices of BRAC pre-primary education programme adopting both qualitative and quantitative research approaches. The findings section has four distinct parts, viz., review of pre-primary curricula, implementation of the curricula, socioeconomic background of pupils, and .......

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  • Writer Name Shumona Sharmin Salam, Marufa Aziz Khan, Sarah Salahuddin, Nuzhat Choudhury, Peter Nicholls, Hashima-E-Nasreen
  • Published Date Tuesday, 02 September 2008
  • Country Bangladesh