This study aimed to explore the stakeholders` knowledge in obstetric complications, role of MNCH intervention in accessing Emergency Obstetric Care (EmOC) and factors associated with delays. A community-based qualitative study carried out during May–June 2007 among 42 obstetrically complicated women and 18 community health workers (CHW) in three upazilas of Nilphamari district. The findings reveal that a substantial proportion of women pointed out at least three obstetric complications but .......

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  • Writer Name Morsheda Banu, Hashima-E-Nasreen and Sarawat Rashid
  • Published Date Thursday, 10 February 2011
  • Country Bangladesh
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The Char Development and Settlement Project (CDSP) was a joint initiative of the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands and the Government of Bangladesh to achieve sustainable livelihood development of coastal char dwellers in south-east Bangladesh. Third phase of CDSP (CDSP III) was implemented during 2005-2010 in Boyer Char of Noakhali district, by six government agencies and five local NGOs. BRAC coordinated the interventions of these local NGOs. This study aimed to evaluate CDSP III .......

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  • Writer Name Wameq Raza, Anindita Bhattacharjee and Narayan Chandra Das
  • Published Date Saturday, 01 January 2011
  • Country Bangladesh
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This study explored the reasons of dropout of students from BRAC primary schools. Data were collected in two phases through qualitative and quantitative methods. In the first phase, 681 schools were visited to find out the proportion of students dropped out. In the second phase, out of these 681 schools 128 were randomly selected to explore the reasons of dropout. The study was conducted on the schools located in Dhaka and Chittagong cities and in Bandarban and Rangamati districts. Overall .......

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  • Writer Name Ashrafuzzaman Khan and Mrinmoy Samadder
  • Published Date Friday, 12 November 2010
  • Country Bangladesh
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 BRAC Human Rights and Legal Services Programme (HRLS) has initiated to form ward-based Legal Rights Implementation Committee (LRIC) comprised of 19 members to ensure justice for the vulnerable women of community. The study is to explore the dynamics of the committee formation, the strength and weakness of HRLS and to analyze the nature of performance and sustainability in achieving justice for the women. The study was exploratory in nature followed Tuckman’s four stages group dynamics .......

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  • Writer Name Debasish Kumar Kundu, Mrinmoy Samadder and Sharin Shajahan Naomi
  • Published Date Thursday, 11 November 2010
  • Country Bangladesh
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 Border ADP (Adolescent Development Programme) was implemented in the border areas of Bangladesh. Main objective of this programme was to make the adolescents, their parents and the communities aware about the social and legal issues like HIV/AIDS, gender equality, marriage and dowry. The objective of this study was to assess the impact of the Border ADP. We used two rounds of survey data on the same adolescents collected in 2008 (Baseline) and 2010 (Follow-up). In analyzing the data, we .......

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  • Writer Name Jinnat Ara and Narayan C Das
  • Published Date Wednesday, 10 November 2010
  • Country Bangladesh
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During the last decade, Alternative Disputes Resolution (ADR) gained enormous currency in rural development arena as an informal justice institution in Bangladesh and BRAC`s HRLS Programme has contributed in the domain of ADR of Bangladesh significantly. This study explored the contribution of ADR of HRLS programme in ensuring social justice for the rural poor women in Bangladesh. Data were collected in two phases applying qualitative methods. First phase observed 26 trial sessions from the .......

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  • Writer Name Debasish Kumar Kundu, Ashrafuzzaman Khan and Mrinmoy Samadder
  • Published Date Sunday, 10 October 2010
  • Country Bangladesh
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Since 2007 BRAC`s Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) programme has been promoting construction of sanitary latrines with water source and waste management provision at the girls` secondary educational institutes in 150 subdistricts across Bangladesh. In all cases BRAC offered partial financial  upport for constructing sanitary latrines and rest of the cost was managed by the school authority. Three educational institutes from each union in a sub-district were considered for this .......

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  • Writer Name Tahmid Arif, Shamim Ahmed
  • Published Date Wednesday, 07 July 2010
  • Country Bangladesh
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BRAC designed and implemented a project namely Kallyan project aiming to improve the quality of life of the retrenched workers of state-owned enterprises of Bangladesh. This study aimed to map the project`s cumulative achievements, and to assess its impact on the livelihood of the participant households. We conducted a critical review of the project`s performance for mapping the cumulative achievement on different targets, and conducted a survey on both the project participants and .......

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  • Writer Name Narayan Chandra Das, Nayma Qayum, Mehejabeen Khan, Fazlul Karim
  • Published Date Wednesday, 05 May 2010
  • Country Bangladesh
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Based on the programmatic lessons and research knowledge accumulated from CFPR phase I, CFPR phase II was designed to expand its outreach while incorporating greater diversity in support packages. The support packages of CFPR phase II are primarily divided into two: specially targeted ultra poor (STUP) and other targeted ultra poor (OTUP). STUP and OTUP packages were further disaggregated into STUP 1 and 2 and OTUP 1 and 2. This paper presents an early assessment of the performance of the CFPR .......

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  • Writer Name Narayan Chandra Das, Wameq Azfar Raza, Farzana Akter Misha
  • Published Date Saturday, 12 December 2009
  • Country Bangladesh
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 Presbyopia is considered as an emerging public health problem in Bangladesh as one-fifth of Bangladeshi people suffer from presbyopia. BRAC, an indigenous Bangladeshi NGO working to improve the health and livelihood of poor people, initiated a pilot project for improving the vision of presbyopic patients by offering a pair of reading glass at a minimum cost after testing for faulty near vision by the community health workers ( To address the above issues, a cross-sectional quantitative .......

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  • Writer Name Syed Masud Ahmed, Qazi Shafayetul Islam
  • Published Date Tuesday, 03 November 2009
  • Country Bangladesh
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Bangladesh faces multiple challenges in the sanitation, hygiene and water sector. According to the MDG data for Bangladesh, latrine coverage stood at 33% by 2003. But, sanitation coverage is increasing, moving from 33% in 2003 to 39% in 2004 to about 48% in 2005. But in attaining this goal a major constrain is the recurring annual floods of Bangladesh. This study aimed to review the damage to sanitation facilities during floods. It also explored the possibilities of overcoming the negative .......

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  • Writer Name Shamim Ahmed
  • Published Date Tuesday, 06 January 2009
  • Country Bangladesh
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BRAC started a pilot maternal, neonatal and child health (MNCH) programme in the Nilphamari district of Northern Bangladesh in August 2005. A large number of new Shasthya Shebikas (SSs) were recruited under the MNCH program beside the existing ones. This study attempted to explore whether and how the income earning capability of the Shasthya Shebikas, both old and new, was affected due to this new initiative and also, the determinants of income for the SSs, and motivation for SS work in .......

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  • Writer Name Mahjabeen Rahman, Sakiba Tasneem
  • Published Date Monday, 01 December 2008
  • Country Bangladesh
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