Executive summary Women are generally deprived of equal access to productive resources and economic opportunities, across the globe. Empowerment gives women the capacity to participate, together with men, in the shaping of society, to influence development at all levels of society and to make decisions that promote their families’ and their own well-being. BRAC Gender Justice and Diversity (GJD) programme is implementing a project which targets poor and vulnerable women in Narayanganj .......

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  • Writer Name Fathema Zhura Khatoon, Safayet Khan
  • Published Date Wednesday, 09 December 2015
  • Country Bangladesh
AbstractThe end line study was initiated by the Research and Evaluation Division of BRAC. Underlying the aim of BRAC road safety programme is to achieve zero fatal road accident; the community centric existing knowledge was evaluated. The end line survey assessed the participants from the community based organisations, community road safety groups, students and drivers of both motor and non-motor vehicles. The respondents of end line survey were same as the baseline study area that had .......

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  • Writer Name Polin Kumar Saha
  • Published Date Thursday, 08 March 2018
  • Country Bangladesh
Abstract Recently, road traffic accidents are considered as the leading cause of death both in the developed and developing countries. In Bangladesh, BRAC has recently initiated a new programme on road safety in aiming to increase road safety awareness among road users. The ultimate goal of the programme is to achieve “zero fatal road accidents” between Syedpur- Enayetganj road of Nabiganj Upazila in Habiganj district. The study intends to understand the current status of knowledge and .......

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  • Writer Name Mrinmoy Samadder Polin Kumar Saha January 2017
  • Published Date Thursday, 04 January 2018
  • Country Bangladesh
Executive summary This baseline study was initiated by the Research and Evaluation Division at BRAC. Underlying the aim of BRAC road safety programme is to achieve zero fatal road accident. To understand this dynamic of road accident with the purpose of prevent its occurrence to satisfied level, the community centric existing knowledge was assessed in the study areas. The baseline survey involved the participants from community members, students a drivers of both motor and non-motor .......

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  • Writer Name Polin Kumar Saha and Mrinmoy Samadder
  • Published Date Tuesday, 12 December 2017
  • Country Bangladesh
Executive summaryThe ‘Strengthening Local Governance’ (SLG) Project is a joint initiative undertaken by BRAC and the Hunger Project Bangladesh (THP), with the aim of strengthening the system of local governance at the Union Parishad (UP) level. As the lowest administrative unit of Bangladesh’s highly centralised public administrative system, UPs face a lot of challenges in terms of insufficient administrative and financial autonomy and resources, deep rooted corruption, and the lack of .......

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  • Writer Name Dr Tofail Ahmed Sabeth Munrat Mst Kamrun Naher
  • Published Date Tuesday, 17 October 2017
  • Country Bangladesh
Executive summary BackgroundIn the last few years the world economy has transformed radically as a result of increasing shift of production processes from developed to developing countries. Bangladesh is no exception to this trend. Readymade garment (RMG) industry of Bangladesh is one of the major industries that developed as a result of global shift of production where manufactures compete on price and quality. Here the factory owners reduce the cost of production in various ways and .......

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  • Writer Name Atiya Rahman Fahmida Akter Mahmuda Akter Khadiza Begum Mahfuzar Rahman
  • Published Date Monday, 31 July 2017
  • Country Bangladesh
Executive summaryThe research report presents findings from a rapid assessment that was done on specific aspects of BRAC’s Integrated Development Programme (IDP) for the haor region. The haor region in the North-eastern part of the country consists of large bowl shaped floodplains that have unique hydro-ecological conditions. The area is under water most of the year and is subject to flash floods and other geographical conditions that have made it very isolated and largely excluded from .......

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  • Writer Name Marziana Mahfuz Nandita, Sabuj Kanti Mistry, Mrinmoy Samadder, Md Mahbubur Rahman, Sabeth Hasnain Ahmed Munrat, Morsheda Banu
  • Published Date Wednesday, 14 June 2017
  • Country Bangladesh
AbstractLiteracy status of a sample of primary education completers from BRAC non-formal schools in 2016 and enrolled in grade six in various formal schools in the following year were assessed. Their performance in literacy was compared with a similar group of students taken from national literacy assessment under Education Watch 2016. A test based literacy assessment tool developed for Education Watch 2002 was used. The findings reveal that although the BRAC school students bear a lower .......

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  • Writer Name Samir Ranjan Nath, Mohammad Anwar Hossain
  • Published Date Thursday, 25 May 2017
  • Country Bangladesh