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
Client satisfaction, the degree of fulfillment of patient’s desired expectations and preferences for healthcare, is one of the outcome variables for assessment of the quality of health services. Until now, the experience and perception of satisfaction of clients and providers with obstetric care facilities in rural areas of Bangladesh is unknown. This study aimed to determine the perceived level of satisfaction of rural clients in the northern region of Bangladesh who received facility-based .......

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  • Writer Name Tanveen Ishaque, Khadiza Begum
  • Published Date Thursday, 15 October 2015
  • Country Bangladesh
The rural economy of Bangladesh is largely occupied by primary agricultural activities resulting low-productivity of inputs and unemployment of rural labour. Due to limited soil productivity, the possibility of escalating rural output from harvest-oriented activity alone has not been successful. Hence, for increasing productivity, diversification and valueaddition in rural economy, advancing agribusiness has been proposed as a plausible approach. The ‘Bangladesh Agribusiness Development .......

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  • Writer Name Syeda Sitwat Shahed
  • Published Date Thursday, 15 October 2015
  • Country Bangladesh