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Total Reports 162

Working with the ultra poor: Learning from Brac experiences
Shantana Halder, Paul Mosley
Vol - 16   Issue - 3  April - 2004
Journal of International Development
This paper describes BRAC experiences of working with the ultra-poor over the last two decades. The ultra-poor is the poorest section among the population with a few or no asset base, highly vulnerable to any shocks and mainly depending on wage labour….
Wider impacts of microfinance: An introduction
AMR Chowdhury, Paul Mosley, Anton Simanowitz
Vol - 13   Issue - 2  April - 2004
Journal of International Development
Analysis of the poverty impacts of microfinance is almost exclusively focused on the direct impacts on microfinance clients. The Imp-Act programme emphasizes the need to also consider the wider impacts achieved through non-client beneficiaries of microfinance. To fully understand and achieve the social impacts....
Wider impacts of microfinance institutions: Issues and concepts
Sajjad Zohir, Imran Matin
Vol - 16   Issue - 3  April - 2004
Journal of International Development
The paper distinguishes between a wider definition of wider impacts (which takes into account feedbacks from impacts to institutional performance) and a narrower definition, which does not....
The wider impacts of Brac’s poverty alleviation programmes in Bangladesh
AMR Chowdhury, Abbas Bhuiya
Vol - 16   Issue - 3  April - 2004
Journal of International Development
Over the decades of the 1980s and 90s many poverty alleviation programmes have been implemented in developing countries. Evaluations of such programmes have traditionally looked at their success in increasing the income levels of participants but less at the wider goals of human well-being....
Association between nutritional status and arsenicosis due to chronic arsenic exposure in Bangladesh
Abul Hasnat Milton, Ziaul Hasan, SM Shahidullah, Sinthia Sharmin, M Jakariya, Mahfuzar Rahman, Keith Dear, Wayne Smith
Vol - 14   Issue - 2  April - 2004
International Journal of Environmental Health Research
The role of nutritional factors in arsenic metabolism and toxicity is not clear. Provision of certain low protein diets resulted in decreased excretion of DMA and increased tissue retention of arsenic in experimental studies. This paper reports a prevalence comparison study conducted in Bangladesh to assess the nutritional status among the chronic arsenic exposed and unexposed population....
Adaptation of Kangaroo Mother Care for Community-Based Application
Iftekhar Quesem, NL Solan, A Chowdhury, S Ahmed, B Winikoff, and AMR Cohowdhury
Vol - 23   December - 2003
Journal of Perinatology
Working with a multidisciplinary team of Ecuadorians, Bangladeshis and Americans, we developed a simple protocol for community-based implementation of kangaroo mother care (CKMC) that does not require birth weight or clinical judgment to identify which newborns should receive CKMC. CKMC could stabilize newborns and possibly reduce neonatal mortality where there is little medical care for newborns and low birth weight (LBW) is common....
Equity Gains in Bangladesh Primary Education
A Mushtaque R Chowdhury , Samir R Nath, Rasheda K Choudhury
Vol - 49   Issue - 6  November - 2003
International Review of Education
Although equity is a desirable objective of any form of development intervention, including education, not many studies dwell upon this important area. Information on related trends is even more rare. This essay uses field-level data from Bangladesh to examine equity levels and trends in primary education....
Freire and experimentation of conscientization in a Bangladeshi village
M Rafi
September - 2003
Economic and Political Weekly
In the 1970s most NGOs in developing countries adopted Freire’s model of conscientisation to help the poor take up group action against forces resisting their development....
Changing health-seeking behaviour in Matlab, Bangladesh: do development interventions matter?
Syed Masud Ahmed, Alayne M Adams, Mushtaque Chowdhury, Abbas Bhuiya
Vol - 18   Issue - 3  September - 2003
Health policy and Planning
It is generally assumed that socioeconomic development interventions for the poor will enhance their material and social capacities to prevent ill health and to seek appropriate and timely care. Using cross-sectional data from surveys undertaken in 1995 and 1999 as part of the BRAC-ICDDR,B Joint Research Project in Matlab, Bangladesh, this paper explores....
Immunization divide: who gets vaccinated in Bangladesh?
AMR Chowdhury, Abbas Bhuiya, Simeen Mahmud, AKM Abdus Salam, Fazlul Karim
Vol - 21   Issue - 3  September - 2003
Journal of Health Population and Nutrition
This paper examines inequalities in the use of, and access to, vaccination service in Bangladesh by analyzing national and small area-based datasets. The analysis showed that female children had a lower immunization coverage than male children....
 
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