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HEQEP Final Round of Satisfaction Survey-2018 (HEQEP-FRSS)

The Government of Bangladesh (GoB) has taken initiative to promote quality in teaching-learning dimensions in different universities of Bangladesh under the project titled “Higher Education Quality Enhancement Project (HEQEP).” HEQEP initiated in 2009-2010 with the financial assistance from the...

Measuring the Effect of Education in the First Demographic Dividend: Evidence from Bangladesh

The demographic dividend, a window for boost in economic growth offered by the change in the age structure of a population, results from the increasing shares of working age population. This phenomenon is referred to as “First Demographic Dividend” and the same window is assumed to be closed...

Performance Assessment of the Pilot Program of Shishu Bikash Kendra

Childhood is a time when children should be allowed to grow and develop to their full potential: healthy children in school and at play, growing strong and confident with the love and encouragement of their family and an extended community of caring adults, gradually taking on the responsibilities...

Study on Injury and Occupational Disease in the Leather Sector of Bangladesh

Workplace injury in Bangladesh is perceived to be high, but the issue has received inadequate attention. It is necessary to create a broad consensus among government, employers and workers organizations on the need for a National Employment Injury Protection and Rehabilitation (NEIPR) scheme. The...

Preparation of formulation assignment for the new project on 'SDG implementation and monitoring'

SDG implementation and monitoring requires an efficient roll-out plan involving several key sequential steps irrespective of a country’s context. The government of Bangladesh, particularly the GED has followed these steps religiously and has made a long stride toward creating an enabling...

South Asia WASH Results Programme: Household Endline Survey

The objective South Asia WASH Results Programme (SAWRP) is to promote and enable sustained use of hygienic household toilets and the practice of hand washing with soap, by men, women and children in poor rural communities within 12 districts of Bangladesh. The primary aim of the End-line survey...

How Teenagers Use Smartphones to Exercise Freedom

This study examines how teenagers in Dhaka city use smartphones to exercise freedom, specifically, how the young users avoid parental and social supervision. Instead of reproducing the binary dichotomy of good and bad usage, this study investigates what youngsters do with smartphones, specifically,...

Assessing the Current Situation of Solar Home System (SHS) program of IDCOL and Recommending Action Plan

Since its introduction in 2003, the SHS program of IDCOL has ensured supply of solar electricity to 18 million people i.e. 12% of the country’s total population who previously used kerosene lamps for lighting. By April 2017, about 4.11 million SHSs have been installed under the program in remote...

Implication of Employment Generation Programme for the Poorest (EGPP) to Reduce Disaster and Gender Vulnerability

Employment Generation Program for the Poorest (EGPP) of The Ministry of Disaster Management and Relief (MoDMR) is a cash-based workfare program targeted to the rural extreme poor that provides a hitherto unavailable element of employment guarantee. Each participant has access to two seasonal...

How Much is Mobile Money Worth? BKash Experience in Bangladesh

Bangladesh Institute of Development Studies (BIDS) has initiated a study titled “How Much is Mobile Money Worth? BKash Experience in Bangladesh”. Today, more than 80% of the mobile financial transactions in Bangladesh are done through BKash which serve around 23 million customers.  Under...

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