BRAC designed and implemented a project namely Kallyan project aiming to improve the quality of life of the retrenched workers of state-owned enterprises of Bangladesh. This study aimed to map the project`s cumulative achievements, and to assess its impact on the livelihood of the participant households. We conducted a critical review of the project`s performance for mapping the cumulative achievement on different targets, and conducted a survey on both the project participants and .......

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  • Writer Name Narayan Chandra Das, Nayma Qayum, Mehejabeen Khan, Fazlul Karim
  • Published Date Wednesday, 05 May 2010
  • Country Bangladesh
Based on the programmatic lessons and research knowledge accumulated from CFPR phase I, CFPR phase II was designed to expand its outreach while incorporating greater diversity in support packages. The support packages of CFPR phase II are primarily divided into two: specially targeted ultra poor (STUP) and other targeted ultra poor (OTUP). STUP and OTUP packages were further disaggregated into STUP 1 and 2 and OTUP 1 and 2. This paper presents an early assessment of the performance of the CFPR .......

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  • Writer Name Narayan Chandra Das, Wameq Azfar Raza, Farzana Akter Misha
  • Published Date Saturday, 12 December 2009
  • Country Bangladesh
Abstract : The Gender Quality Action Learning programme initiated a village level intervention in 2007 in 10 districts to increase knowledge, change perception, attitudes, and practice/behaviour of the villagers on discrimination and violence against women. A benchmark survey was conducted before the intervention was initiated. To measure the changes that have taken place due to intervention a midline survey was conducted in 2009-10. The comparison between the surveys show that knowledge .......

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  • Writer Name Md. Abdul Alim
  • Published Date Friday, 10 February 2012
  • Country Bangladesh
Abstract :  The Gender Quality Action Learning programme initiated a village level intervention in 2007 in 10 districts to increase knowledge, change perception, attitudes, and practice/behaviour of the villagers on discrimination and violence against women. A benchmark survey was conducted before the intervention was initiated. To measure the changes that have taken place due to intervention a midline survey was conducted in 2009-10. The comparison between the surveys show that knowledge .......

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  • Writer Name Md. Abdul Alim
  • Published Date Friday, 10 February 2012
  • Country Bangladesh
 Abstract :    Besides other reasons, to meet the commitments towards Millennium Development Goals BRAC introduced the Challenging the Frontiers of Poverty Reduction/Targeting Ultra Poor programme. To facilitate the programme, thus bring positive changes in the life of ultra poor, a Gram Daridro Bimochon Committee, comprising the elite of the community, was formed. The committee appeared to have a short active life. The study ethnographically observed the life cycle of a committee from its .......

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  • Writer Name Mohammad Rafi, Mrinmoy Samadder, Ashrafuzzaman Khan
  • Published Date Tuesday, 19 February 2013
  • Country Bangladesh
 Abstract:  Community level healthcare activities are important in low income countries like Bangladesh where the coverage of formal healthcare systems is low. Keeping pace with the national strategies and MDG targets, BRAC, has initiated a programme for improving maternal, neonatal, and child survival (IMNCS) in the rural areas of Bangladesh. The objective of the study is to provide information on economic costs of providing maternal, neonatal and child health services in this .......

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  • Writer Name Mohammad Nasir Uddin Khan, Zahidul Quayyum, Tasmeen Quayyum, Hashima-E-Nasreen, Shah Noor Mahmud, Tim Ensor
  • Published Date Monday, 30 July 2012
  • Country Bangladesh
The project titled Sensitizing communities on CEDAW` was a part of the Gender Quality Action Learning (GQAL) programme implemented in Gazipur to sensitize people about CEDAW to prevent violence against women and sexual harassment. The study aimed to assess the change of knowledge level of students and community leaders on CEDAW and sexual harassment. Two rounds of survey data baseline and endline - were used to assess the change of the project. The difference in changing knowledge level of .......

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  • Writer Name Md. Abdul Alim and Rumana Ali
  • Published Date Thursday, 28 June 2012
  • Country Bangladesh
Abstract:Poverty and food security in the context of Bangladesh has become a major concern over time. While efforts have been intensified to increase crop yield through increased land use, using inorganic fertilizers, pesticides, irrigation equipments, and so forth, these activities are frequently threatened by natural and biological hazards such as floods, cyclones, tornadoes, drought, and insects/pests. Moreover, it is assumed that the climate change induced changes of precipitation pattern .......

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  • Writer Name Shyamal C Ghosh, ANM Mahfuzur Rahman and Wameq A Raza
  • Published Date Thursday, 18 August 2011
  • Country Bangladesh