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Books and Book Chapters

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A question of quality: state of primary education in Bangladesh. Volume I Major findings: a synthesis
AMR Chowdhury, RK Choudhury, Samir Nath, M Ahmed, M Alam (eds)
Campaign for Popular Education and University Press Limited
June - 2001
About 18 million of Bangladesh's 130 million populations, are in the primary school age (6-10 years) group. Nearly 80 percent of these children are now attending school. Some studies have raised questions about the quality of education imparted in the schools. This report presents results from a new study that looks at the quality aspect more comprehensively....
The Effect of Micro-Credit Programmes on the Reproductive Behaviour of Women in Rural Areas of Bangladesh
Abdullahel Hadi, Samir R Nath, AMR Chowdhury
June - 2001
In: Zeba Ayesha Sathar and James F Phillips (eds), 'Fertility Transition in South Asia'
Oxford University Press
This compendium of nineteen chapters, written by South Asia scholars and international authorities in the field of population, provides an overview of a range of issues surrounding fertility change in South Asia over the past decade....
Do poverty alleviation programmes reduce inequalities in health? The Bangladesh experience
AMR Chowdhury, Abbas Bhuiya
November - 2000
In: Leon and Walt (eds.), 'Poverty, inequality and health'
Oxford University Press
Poverty, Inequality and Health: An International Perspective raises new and critical issues about health inequalities. It is unique in that it provides the first truly international perspective on this problem, with contributions from the developed and developing world....
Discoursing Birthing Care: Experiences from Bangladesh
Kaosar Afsana and Sabina Faiz Rashid
June - 2000
University Press Ltd
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....
Hope not complacency: State of primary education in Bangladesh 1999
AMR Chowdhury, RK Choudhury, Samir Nath (eds)
Campaign for Popular Education and University Press Limited
June - 1999
In recent times, a number of interventions have been made in public, private and NGO sectors to attain the goal of universal primary education. However, no sector has invested enough in monitoring the progress towards the desired goal. This report projects a generally optimistic picture about the state of primary education in the country....
Poverty alleviation and empowerment: The Second Impact Assessment Study of BRACís Rural Development Programme
AM Muazzam Husain (edited)
September - 1998
BRAC has been working since early 1990ís to evolve an impact assessment system (IAS) for its rural development programme (RDP). The first impact assessment study was conducted in 1993-94. Assessing the impact of RDP is necessary not only to measure the success of the programme in raising the socio-economic status of the participants but also to identify the shortcomings of the programme and to assess its sustainability....
Micro-credit programmes: who participates and what does it matter?
Hassan Zaman
August - 1996
In: Geoff Wood and Iffath Sharif (eds). 'Who Needs Credit? Poverty and Finance in Bangladesh'
University Press Ltd.
The book critically examines micro-credit provision in Bangladesh. It critiques the emergence of a panacea formula for credit provision to the poor through the Grameen Bank model, which offer a Ďcheaperí attractive option for poverty alleviation avoiding the Ďoverheadí costs of a broader social development agenda, mobilisation, group formation, support for struggles and campaigns, accessing key resources and opportunities in the market, skills training, and so on.....
Beacon of Hope: An impact assessment study of BRACís Rural Development Programme
Shams Mustafa, Ishrat Ara, Dilruba Banu, Altaf Hossain, Azmal Kabir, Mohammad Mohsin, Abu Yusuf, Sarwar Jahan
February - 1996
The impact assessment methodology was constructed on the basis of a set of hypotheses, and incorporated a set of key indicators of impact. The IAS hypothised that various non-RDP factors are likely to influence the impact of RDPís inputs....
June - 0201
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