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reports on Environment

Total Reports 42

Follow-up Study on Arsenic Test and Exposure to Drinking Arsenic Contaminated Tubewell Water
Nepal C Dey, Sifat E Rabbi
September - 2013
The proportion of unmarked tubewells significantly decreased from baseline to end-line. Besides, the percentage of arsenic tested tubewell decreased from baseline to midline and to end-line where proportion of higher testing showed in the case of shared than own tubewell. Moreover, the proportion of arsenic contaminated own tubewell associated with poor and non-poor households and shared tubewell associated with ultra poor decreased significantly in end-line.
Environmental Compliance of BRAC Microfinance Enterprises: An assessment
Tahera Akter, Nepal C Dey
May - 2013
BRAC is concerned about environmental aspects in its development programmes. In this backdrop, a cross-sectional comparative study was designed to assess environmental performance in BRAC microfinance enterprises. Total 1200 borrowers (579 Dabi, 621 Progoti) involved in various incomes generating activities were randomly selected from 30 sadar upazilas (divisional capital of sub-districts). The analysis was conducted on selected environmental indicators such as use of raw materials and chemicals, waste management, environmental pollution, knowledge about key environmental aspects etc. Statistical techniques such as frequency distribution, chi-square and t-tests were used to get proportion of values and to compare the differences between indicator values. The findings revealed that above 90% respondents received information from BRAC staff about environmental pollution, tree plantation, waste management, use of safe water and latrine, keeping hand washing materials, and so on. Use of alternative fuel (79%) and raw materials (79.6%) were relatively less received information from BRAC staff. Compared to the other types, mainly degradable raw materials were used in both enterprises, while the use was higher in Dabi (187.9%) than Progoti (161%).
Process Assessment of a Training Course on Organizational Preparedness Integrating Community for Disaster Risk Reduction
Tahera Akter
February - 2012
Lack of awareness and coordination among the community about climate change, and its impact on environment and human lives make them more susceptible to natural disasters. Considering the dire needs, DECC programme of BRAC has taken an initiative to enhance the knowledge and skill among the community for disaster risk reduction (DRR). One of its aims is to strengthen institutional capacity for disaster management. BRAC-DECC has started a four-day training course on DRR among its field level staff all over the country. ...
Knowledge and Practice of Hygiene in BRACís WASH Programme Areas
Tahera Akter and ARM Mehrab Ali
January - 2012
Improved hygiene behaviour is one of the most effective means of reducing disease occurrence. However, question may arise, which factors did contribute to such improvement? Past studies seldom addressed these issues systematically nor explained the influencing factors that facilitate or impede hygiene knowledge and practice from the perspectives of successful and unsuccessful households.....
Knowledge, Attitudes and Practice About Sanitation and Hygiene: A Midline Evaluation in WASH areas of BRAC
Sifat-E-Rabbi and ARM Mehrab Ali
October - 2011
This study aimed to evaluate the impact of BRAC WASH (Water, Sanitation and
Hygiene) programme on hygiene knowledge and practice of the people in interventionareas compared to baseline status. A population-based cross-sectional study with a pre-test and post-test design was conducted in 50 sub-districts of rural Bangladesh where BRAC WASH programme exists.......
Comparative Status of Safe Water Use and Hygiene Practices in Areas with and without NGO-led Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Programme
Shyamal C. Ghosh, ARM Mehrab Ali and Tahmid Arif
October - 2011
The overall objective of this study is to reveal the role of non-government organizations (NGOs) in improving safe water use and hygiene practices by the rural people of Bangladesh........
Effects of BRAC Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Programme in Improved Sanitation: Changes from Baseline to Midline Survey
Shyamal C Ghosh, AKM Masud Rana, ARM Mehrab Ali and Tahmid Arif
October - 2010
This study investigated the effect of BRAC WASH programme on sanitation in the intervention areas after two years of implementation, by comparing the data of baseline and midline surveys...
Revisiting Jamuna Bridge Resettlement Areas: Exploring Livelihood Status of the Affected People
Shyamal C Ghosh, Hasanur Rahman and AKM Masud Rana
September - 2010
This study was an endeavor to reveal the livelihood status of the PAP after the implementation of the project in 1998, using both quantitative and qualitative methods...
Womenís Role in Managing Household Water in Rural Bangladesh
Nepal C Dey and ARM Mehrab Ali
August - 2010
This study explores womenís role in managing household water i.e. collecting and storing water and maintaining cleanliness of the tubewells...
Measuring Changes in Self-reported Hand-washing Practices with Soap among Women: A Community-based Empirical Study in Rural Bangladesh
AKM Masud Rana, Milan Kanti Barua and Babar Kabir
March - 2010
This study tries to examine the changes in hand-washing practices with soap among women as a result of water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) intervention of BRAC...
 
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