The study tried to make a clear understanding about the consistency of books’ instructions as well as language, graphics and illustration, exercise and activities and some other physical aspects like book size, paper, font, color, etc, were analyzed simultaneously. For this purpose, mathematics textbooks of all five classes were reviewed. Study findings revealed that there was lack of consistency and coherence in the case of reflected competencies. Nonetheless, good reflection of some .......

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  • Writer Name Noton Chandra Dutta, Rifat Afroze, Shek Ruhul Amin
  • Published Date Thursday, 02 October 2008
  • Country Bangladesh
 The study analyzed the textbooks, storybooks and teachers guide series for primary level education named ‘Eso Pori’ through document reviews process. Based on content, direction and examples found in the books, the classwise attainable competencies are classified on three groups- ‘totally reflected’, ‘partly reflected’ and ‘not reflected’. It was found that around one-fourth of the competencies were totally reflected on class 1 materials. More than one-third of the competencies were .......

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  • Writer Name Goutam Roy, Shyamoli Akbar, Jui Judith Gomes
  • Published Date Tuesday, 05 August 2008
  • Country Bangladesh
Characteristics of the tutors both free and remunerated, cost involved in supplementary tutoring, reasons behind seeking tutoring support and reported impact of such support were also explored. Data were collected from 905 students living in four rural locations in two sub-districts. The findings revealed that most of the children were involved in out-of-school study; only a third took no support from tutors, over 26% received it for free, and almost 42% received it on payment. Supplementary .......

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  • Writer Name Samir Ranjan Nath
  • Published Date Thursday, 01 November 2007
  • Country Bangladesh
In September 2008, the Government of Bangladesh embarked on the first phase of a 100-day Employment Generation Programme (EGP) for the poorest and jobless poor. This endeavour came in response to the soaring food price. NFPCSP was requested by the Government to assist in the appraisal of the programme through an evaluation of its first phase and the preparation for the assessment of the impact of the entire programme.

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  • Writer Name BRAC-RED, NFPCSP and BU-BDI
  • Published Date Tuesday, 17 March 2009
  • Country Bangladesh
This research aimed to assess the impact of the Adolescent Development Programme (ADP) of BRAC. Collecting both statistically representative quantitative data and qualitative information from case studies this report made a comparative analysis with the national data of the Bangladesh Adolescent Survey (BAS) 2005. Findings show how ADP – Adolescent Peer Organized Network (APON) course graduates become empowered in terms of participation in and control over decision making and in nurturing .......

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  • Writer Name Md Mahbubul Kabir, Rifat Afroze, Mahmuda Aldeen
  • Published Date Saturday, 01 December 2007
  • Country Bangladesh
This study assessed environmental concerns of selected small and medium enterprises (SME) of BRAC Bank. Data were collected in January-February 2006 through in-depth interview, focus group discussion, and observation. The study included 15 types of SMEs. These include textile and dyeing, leather and leather products, plastic product, hotel and restaurant, hospital/clinic, poultry, rice mill, oil mill, bakery, wood and wood products, cosmetics and toiletries, saw mill, engineering metal .......

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  • Writer Name Md Quaiyum Sarkar, Nasima Akter
  • Published Date Tuesday, 12 December 2006
  • Country Bangladesh
It has recently been advocated that iron supplementation begin before childbearing. A key operational issue is timely identification of females prior to pregnancy. The purpose of this study was to examine factors associated with time to first pregnancy (FP) and adolescent pregnancy (AP). A cross-sectional survey was conducted in Gazipur, Bangladesh (April-May 2006) among ever married females aged <=50 y. Data on 603 females were analysed. Mean age was 32 y ± 9. Only 15% (7/47) of never .......

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  • Writer Name Amina Khambalia, Nuzhat Choudhury, Stanley Zlotkin
  • Published Date Tuesday, 10 October 2006
  • Country Bangladesh
Using Education Watch household survey database this paper explores children’s access to preschool education in Bangladesh. Participation in pre-school education has increased in Bangladesh at the rate of 0.6% per year and the net enrolment rate was found to be 13.4% in 2005. Enrolment of over-aged children in pre-school education made the gross enrolment ratio as high as 30.5%. Over half of the currently enrolled children of pre-school age also enrolled in primary classes and over 70% of .......

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  • Writer Name Samir Ranjan Nath
  • Published Date Friday, 08 December 2006
  • Country Bangladesh