ABSTRACT Since its inception, BRAC Education Programme (BEP) has been including children with disabilities in its various educational initiatives. To foster this inclusion initiative BEP developed Children with Special Needs (CSN) unit in 2003. From 2014 this unit launched Neuro Developmental Disability (NDD) centres for poor communities in Bangladesh in cooperation with Health, Nutrition & Population Programme (HNPP) of BRAC. Till June 2015, four centres were established; one in a .......

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  • Writer Name Utpal Mallick
  • Published Date Monday, 02 January 2017
  • Country Bangladesh
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY  Across the world, civil society legal empowerment programmes are making important contributions to securing access to justice and inclusive development. From assistance navigating justice processes to independent mediation services, civil society programmes deploying community-based paralegals provide practical avenues to seek rights and resolve disputes. Such programmes add to the range of access points to justice, offer additional avenues to pursue government .......

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  • Writer Name Mila Cerecina Harvard Kennedy School Peter Chapman Open Society Foundations Syeda Sitwat Shahed BRAC Research and Evaluation Division
  • Published Date Monday, 24 October 2016
  • Country Bangladesh
 SUMMARY OF THE REPORTThe main purpose of this report is to have a thorough documentation and understanding of the profiles of the ultra poor population covered by the Urban CFPR-TUP programme. For the purpose of comparison of the targeted ultra poor households with other households and also for assessing spillover effects, information was also collected on non-participant households from the same community. Information on the livelihood indicators of national urban population have been .......

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  • Writer Name NUSRAT ABEDIN JIMI, ATIYA RAHMAN, SIBBIR AHMED, JINNAT ARA, ANINDITA BHATTACHARJEE
  • Published Date Wednesday, 24 August 2016
  • Country Bangladesh
Breastfeeding is the most natural and unique way of infant feeding for the survival, healthy growth and development of a baby. Improper marketing and promotion of breast milk substitutes (BMS) often affects a mother’s choice of breastfeeding. Moreover, in unhygienic conditions, BMS carries a high risk of infection and can be fatal for infants. The International Code of Marketing of BMS was adopted in 1981 by the World Health Assembly in response to the realization that poor infant feeding .......

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  • Writer Name Fahmida Akter, Atiya Rahman
  • Published Date Monday, 06 April 2015
  • Country Bangladesh
Vol - 213, Issue - 32, October - 2010     This article aims to assess economic mobility and poverty dynamics, and analyse the factors behind poverty transition using longitudianl data from repeat sample surveys......

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  • Writer Name Mahabub Hossain and Nigar nargis
  • Published Date Friday, 08 October 2010
  • Country Bangladesh
This study explores the status of arsenic contamination in tubewell water in southern Bangladesh. Through a survey of 6,593 households, a total of 3,812 tubewells were sampled at baseline (2006/07) and 3,591 at midline (2009). Households were selected through multi-stage sampling procedure where each sub-district was considered as a cluster. Findings reveal that proportion of unmarked (to identify presence of arsenic) tubewells increased from 80% at baseline to 90% at midline (p<0.001) .......

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  • Writer Name Nepal C Dey
  • Published Date Wednesday, 08 December 2010
  • Country Bangladesh
Rice Biodiversity in Bangladesh: Adoption, Diffusion and Disappearance of VarietiesA Statistical Report from Farm Survey in 2005Mahabub Hossain, WMH Jaim, M Shamsul Alam, ANM Mahfuzur RahmanThe objective of this study was to identify the most popular improved rice varieties which could be targeted for breeding micronutrients including iron, zinc and vitamins that ultimately could help addressing micro- nutrient deficiency induced malnutrition in the poverty stricken regions of South Asia .......

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  • Writer Name Mahabub Hossain, WMH Jaim, M Shamsul Alam, ANM Mahfuzur Rahman
  • Published Date Monday, 15 April 2013
  • Country Bangladesh
  The book focuses on issues critical to the contemporary emphasis on gender sensitive health care for the poor pregnant women in Bangladesh. The core of the book explores the differing perspectives between rural women and health care providers regarding childbirth care and practices. The study attempts to understand women’s perceptions of birthing care and their practices, the role of culture, socio-economic factors, and household dynamics, as they influence women and their family’s .......

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  • Writer Name Kaosar Afsana and Sabina Faiz Rashid
  • Published Date Tuesday, 13 June 2000
  • Country Bangladesh