This population based cross-sectional survey collected data from the randomly selected six upazilas of Nilphamari district (Nilphamari Sadar, Joldhaka, Kishoriganj, Syedpur, Dimla, and Domar) during both baseline (2006) and the follow-up (2008) using quantitative methods. A total of 1,800 respondents, comprising currently pregnant women (n=600), mothers of under-1 children (n=600) and mothers of under-5 children (n=600) were sampled at each phase. All information was collected with reference .......

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  • Writer Name Shahnawaz Mohammad Rafi, Hashima-e-Nasreen, Sarawat Rashid
  • Published Date Saturday, 01 November 2008
  • Country Bangladesh
Published in RED Working Paper
To explore the relationship between government and BRAC in the implementation of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) programme this qualitative research was undertaken. This involved purposive sampling of programme sites for conducting semi-structured focus group discussions.The government and BRAC staff were interviewed at different locations to find out different dimensions of relationship. The programme organizers of BRAC and sub-assistant engineers of the government play the most .......

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  • Writer Name Shamim Ahmed, Hasanur Rahman, Mamun-Ur-Rashid, Bayazid Hasan
  • Published Date Sunday, 01 June 2008
  • Country Bangladesh
Published in RED Working Paper
This study aimed to provide some insights into sanitation-related strategies taken by the BRAC Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Programme from an economic point of view. The aim of this report included measuring and identifying the factors that influence willingness to pay for improved sanitation services for the households without any latrine facilities in rural Bangladesh. A contingent valuation survey was carried out in four upazilas under BRAC WASH programme to determine household .......

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  • Writer Name Kazi Faisal Bin Seraj
  • Published Date Friday, 01 February 2008
  • Country Bangladesh
Published in RED Working Paper
Lately there has been a surge in the variety of approaches to assist the adolescents, specially the girls, in building up their lives and livelihoods. With financial assistance from Nike Foundation, BRAC started combining financial and social interventions in 2005 by setting up ELA (Employment and Livelihood for Adolescents) Centres for the ELA microfinance group members. This study is intended to assess the usefulness of this combined approach.It is based on a panel dataset of ELA Centre .......

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  • Writer Name Rizwana Shahnaz, Raihana Karim
  • Published Date Wednesday, 02 July 2008
  • Country Bangladesh
Published in RED Working Paper
A study was undertaken in Madaripur brothel to understand condom use reality within the social context of the lives of commercial sex workers (CSW) in brothel and to critically analyze effectiveness in condom promotion of HIV/AIDS programme of BRAC . It was found that the chukris (bonded sex workers) were controlled by the sardarnis (madam) and the sardarnis did not promote condom use among the chukris as most of them (sardarnis) only bothered about money and about keeping on high client flow .......

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  • Writer Name Raihana Karim, Nasheeba Selim, Sabina Faiz Rashid
  • Published Date Tuesday, 09 September 2008
  • Country Bangladesh
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Abstract : The Gender Quality Action Learning programme initiated a village level intervention in 2007 in 10 districts to increase knowledge, change perception, attitudes, and practice/behaviour of the villagers on discrimination and violence against women. A benchmark survey was conducted before the intervention was initiated. To measure the changes that have taken place due to intervention a midline survey was conducted in 2009-10. The comparison between the surveys show that knowledge .......

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  • Writer Name Md. Abdul Alim
  • Published Date Friday, 10 February 2012
  • Country Bangladesh
Published in RED Working Paper
The study shows that the three major communities had different explanatory models of malaria. Though they had many differences and similarities, some beliefs and practices of malarial treatment and prevention in the communities were very much remarkable. It is important for the community health workers/ programme practitioners to understand these aspects and then try to model IEC campaigns for prevention and treatment in a way so that the community can relate it to their everyday experiences .......

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  • Writer Name Shamim Hossain, Md. Kamruzzaman, Syed Masud Ahmed
  • Published Date Thursday, 10 June 2010
  • Country Bangladesh
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