Executive SummaryAgriculture plays a dominant role in the growth and stability of the economy of Bangladesh and more than three quarters of the total population in rural areas derive their livelihood from the agricultural sector.The overall objective of this study/report is to formulate development options for interventions to promote inclusive growth by promoting faster economic growth – transformational by moving from the present situation to one of high productivity and .......

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  • Writer Name Dr Mahabub Hossain Prof Abdul Bayes Prof Dr SM Fakhrul Islam
  • Published Date Monday, 20 March 2017
  • Country Bangladesh
AbstractThe 2013 collapse of a multi-storied commercial building named Rana Plaza is a deadliest accidental structural failure and the worst garment factory accident in Bangladesh. During the collapse many workers died and trapped and in general created great national and international outcry. Emotions and consciences were severely stirred. Civil society, students, community-based organisations, government, non-governmental organisations came forward with social and economic support for the .......

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  • Writer Name Atiya Rahman Nawra Mehrin Utpal Mallick Umme Salma Mukta
  • Published Date Tuesday, 07 March 2017
  • Country Bangladesh
 Operational Challenges in Providing Primary Education Services in Wetland (Haor) and Tea Garden Areas of Sylhet Division in BangladeshNawra Mehrin,Tanjeeba Chowdhury,Samir Ranjan Nath Abstract This report is based on a review of BRAC’s programme on education specifically examine the challenges, coping strategies and the existing barriers to implementation of the BRAC Programme in eight marginalised upazilas of Sylhet Division. In 2011, BRAC selected these upazilas for .......

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  • Writer Name Nawra Mehrin Tanjeeba Chowdhury Samir Ranjan Nath
  • Published Date Thursday, 01 December 2016
  • Country Bangladesh
Research report on Property Rights Initiatives (PRI) of BRAC Human Rights and Legal Aid Service (HRLS) programme Motivation and Performance: BRAC’s Land Entrepreneur ProgrammeFakir Md Yunus, Toby Norman, Jaideep Prabhu AbstractBRAC’s Human Rights and Legal Aid Services Division has launched the Property Rights Initiative in Rangpur Division of Bangladesh to address the issues land ownership and conflict in 2011. A key component of this initiative has been the creation of a new class .......

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  • Writer Name Fakir Md Yunus, Toby Norman, Jaideep Prabhu
  • Published Date Sunday, 13 November 2016
  • Country Bangladesh
                                                      AbstractBangladesh has achieved remarkable success in establishing a uniform mass orienteduniversal system of education in the primary sector. However, in terms of the quality ofeducation, students’ learning achievement and reduction in dropout did not attain similarbreakthrough. For providing quality education, BRAC, World Food Programme andRangpur Dinajpur Rural Services initiated a project in Fulchari and Sundarganj .......

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  • Writer Name Rifat Afroze
  • Published Date Monday, 03 October 2016
  • Country Bangladesh
Abstract Medhabikash Udyog (which means initiatives for promoting talent) is a social experiment which aims to provide study opportunities to deprived meritorious students through a scholarship scheme. To do this, programme has set several criteria for the selection process such as academic results and living standards of the beneficiaries which are precisely measured before initiating the scholarship scheme. BRAC Primary School (BPS) graduates, Adivasi and physically challenged .......

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  • Writer Name Rifat Afroze
  • Published Date Monday, 11 July 2016
  • Country Bangladesh
A collaboration between BRAC and the student association Sefa of the University of Amsterdam investigated the cause of perishable food loss and suggested a solar energy based cold storage solution in 2013. Following the recommendations of this project, a second phase of research was initiated with the aim of investigating the economic and technical feasibility of a solar-biomass hybrid cold storage to prevent the loss of potatoes at the farmer level. This research has two main objectives: to .......

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  • Writer Name Zainu Sadia Islam, Priyanka Chowdhury, Allison Elgie, Andrew Jenkins, Casper Deitch, Wesley Kuiper, Berbel Pietersma, Mariëlle Plasmeijer and Max Slagt
  • Published Date Thursday, 02 June 2016
  • Country Bangladesh
Abstract One in every third under five children in Bangladesh is anemic as children are generally fed traditional family food often lacking adequate bioavailable iron. Home based fortification of food with multiple micronutrient powder (MNP) has recently been established through research as an effective way to address this problem. BRAC initiated promotion of MNP usage in 2009. The present study undertaken to map MNP usage among 6-59 months old children in the Maternal, Infant and Young .......

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  • Writer Name Sabuj Kanti Mistry, Fahmida Akter, Umme Salma Mukta, Barnali Chakraborty and Mahfuzar Rahman
  • Published Date Sunday, 17 April 2016
  • Country Bangladesh