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
This case study was elaborated in the frame of the project ´Pro-poor Resource Governance under Changing Climates‘, a joint research initiative of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and the Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies (IASS). The project analysed pro-poor resource governance under the conditions of climate change and it aimed to identify resource management institutions that reduce livelihood vulnerability. It was carried out in collaboration with .......

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  • Writer Name Sifat-E-Rabbi, Md Mahbubur Rahman, Judith Rosendahl, Andrew Jenkins, Ashrafuzzaman Khan, Mrinmoy Samadder
  • Published Date Tuesday, 01 September 2015
  • Country Bangladesh
This report investigates the loss of perishable vegetables at different stakeholder levels in the supply chain in different geographical regions of Bangladesh, rural, semi-urban and urban. The study goes further by investigating the potential value added through cold storage facilities and the effect its introduction may have on different stakeholder relationships. The study then addresses the potential of utilising solar energy to facilitate the introduction of cold storage facilities. The .......

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  • Writer Name Fathema Zhura Khatoon, Zainu Sadia Islam, Fakir Md Yunus, Md Azhar Uddin, Marziana Mahfuz Nandita, Sophia Broos, Jan de Haan, Bas Jongerius, Bart Jan Sonneveld, Tristan Wesenhagen
  • Published Date Tuesday, 01 September 2015
  • Country Bangladesh
The scale of the outbreak of Ebola virus disease (EVD) in West Africa has decreased considerably since its peak in 2014. In Sierra Leone, the number of new cases dropped to a total of eighteen confirmed cases per weekat the beginning of May – from almost four hundred in November 2015.As the most-affected West African countries move closer to zero cases of Ebola, their leaders have called for a plan for long-term regional reconstruction; stressing, in particular that the “most important .......

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  • Writer Name DARIUSZ DZIEWANSKI
  • Published Date Thursday, 21 May 2015
  • Country Sierra Leone
This study aimed to understand BRAC Boat School (Shikkhatari) initiative in terms of  innovation, quality of education and existing challenges. Whether spatial exclusion can  be a basis for educational innovation was also addressed in the study. A mixed method  approach was used which included survey, interviews and classroom observations. Fifty  randomly selected Shikkhataris and 500 households of the students were surveyed.  Programme Organisers and teachers were interviewed in eight .......

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  • Writer Name Nawra Mehrin, Nowreen Yasmin, Samir Ranjan Nath
  • Published Date Monday, 01 December 2014
  • Country Bangladesh
Poor people who lack adequate means to take protective measures and who also have  little capacity to cope with the loss are the worst affected by flood disaster. Keeping this  in the perspective, BRAC DECC programme has underataken an action-based  development programme to reduce vulnerability of women living in disaster prone areas.  This qualitative study attempts to explore alternative livelihood opportunities in which  women might be interested to get interventions (training and/or .......

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  • Writer Name Tahera Akter
  • Published Date Wednesday, 01 October 2014
  • Country Bangladesh
ABSTRACTShishu Niketan is a new fee-based primary education initiative of BRAC EducationProgramme. Aim of this is to create self-sustaining and good quality primary schools inthe areas in which non-formal schools have been withdrawn. Analysing input andprocess factors of Shishu Niketans, this study assessed quality of this initiative. Parentalperspectives and challenges in driving the initiative towards sustainability were alsoexplored. This is the first research on this initiative. A .......

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  • Writer Name Durdana Nahid and Samir Ranjan Nath
  • Published Date Monday, 23 February 2015
  • Country Bangladesh