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
Part I of this paper reviews existing literature from different parts of the world on women’s status and ongoing studies in Bangladesh on the impact of development interventions on women’s status. The relevance of standard definitions, concepts, and measures of women’s status to the assessment of change in the everyday lives of women is questioned. Part II describes the institutional context of women’s lives in rural Bangladesh and the key clients and variables which determine women’s .......

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  • Writer Name Marty Chen, Simeen Mahmud
  • Published Date Friday, 03 March 1995
  • Country Bangladesh
In Bangladesh, patriarchal norms, ideology and social institutions shape women's role and status in the society. Within this patriarchal system, some forces like NGOs may affect the relationship between men and women with respect to prestige, power and control, by enhancing or lowering the status of women in different spheres and locations.This descriptive qualitative study was conducted over a three months period as a part of BRAC-ICDDR,B Joint Research Project in Matlab. Of the three .......

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  • Writer Name Amina Mahbub
  • Published Date Sunday, 09 September 2001
  • Country Bangladesh
General AimThe broad aim of this project is to exploit the fortuitous introduction of a proven integrated social and economic development programme into an area that has a highly developed research infrastructure for collection of information, and to try and document the health impact of such interventions.Specific AimsSpecifically, this project aims to facilitate research in connection with BRAC's Rural Development Programmeme (RDP) in Matlab with special emphasis on (a) impact on .......

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  • Writer Name Abbas Bhuiya, Mushtaque Chowdhury
  • Published Date Thursday, 02 February 1995
  • Country Bangladesh
BRAC introduced a programme designed to meet the special needs of the extreme poor called, ‘Challenging the Frontier of Poverty Reduction: Targeting Ultra Poor (TUP)’ programme in 2002. The programme consists of economic and health inputs designed to create sustainable livelihoods. However, it was felt that the assets they received might be vulnerable to theft and damage. To offset this potential problem, BRAC created local institutions of village elites called Gram Shahayak Committees (GSCs) .......

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  • Writer Name Karishma Huda, Sabeel Rahman, Catherine Guirguis
  • Published Date Monday, 07 March 2005
  • Country Bangladesh
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