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Health status and healthcare seeking behavior assessment among elderly citizen in Bangladesh

Despite improvement in many health indicators in last few decades, providing access to affordable healthcare still remains a considerable challenge worldwide, especially for elderly people living in low- and middle-income countries. Bangladesh is also facing such challenges as elderly population...

The determinants of household disaster preparedness behavior in Bangladesh

Recent literatures have widely portrayed natural disaster impacts on welfare and livelihoods. This literature largely focuses on loss of physical capital (e.g. asset, livestock, and crop), household income earning opportunities, coping strategies (including migration) and health outcomes. The...

Conducting End-line Survey of SWAPNO 2nd Cycle

Strengthening Women’s Ability for Productive New Opportunities (SWAPNO) is a social transfer-based poverty graduation project aimed towards rural ultra-poor women who are divorced, widowed, abandoned or left with disabled husbands. The main objectives of this project are to give financial support...

Labor market study for skills for employment investment project (seip)

Bangladesh has made a remarkable success in achieving steady and persistent acceleration of growth over the last few decades, with about one percentage point increase in every decade since the 1980s. Average real GDP growth over the last five years has been above 6.5 percent, which is much higher...

New Policy Responses to Extreme Poverty in Bangladesh: What difference does it make?

The main finding of the research undertaken recently on extreme poverty was that the condition of extreme poverty differed qualitatively from the condition of ‘normal’ poverty1. It also highlighted important differences between extreme poverty that is systemic and other forms that result from...

Development of the National Adolescent Strategy (NAS) in Bangladesh

Over one fifth or 22% (over 32 million) of the total population of Bangladesh, a densely populated country in South Asia currently fall under the 10 to 19 years age group (UNICEF (2017), an age group defined as adolescence by WHO, (2014). Despite notable progress in poverty reduction and driving...

Comprehensive Nationally Representative Panel Data Generation

In contrast to the existing studies, the present study will draw upon the largest nationally representative panel dataset available so far for rural Bangladesh. It will build upon a panel dataset that already exists, with a sample of 6300 households drawn from 180 villages from all over Bangladesh....

The People of Dhaka City: Demographic Dynamics and Socio-Economic Consequences

Around one-third of the country’s population comprising 50 million people live in urban areas, and urban population is also growing at an increasing rate (at an annual rate of between five to six percent).There are uneven distribution of urban population among the towns and the cities, and Dhaka...

Lessons from Development Interventions: Rigorous Impact Evaluation of Selected Development Interventions in Key Areas (e.g. Nutrition, Health, Education, etc.)

Running Head: Evaluation of the School Feeding Program (SFP) in BangladeshAlmost every country in the world has a national School Feeding Program (SFP). It reaches around 368 million children annually and 18(49) percent children in low income (upper-middle income) countries receive some sort of SF....

Impact of Compliance Standards on Firm Productivity in the RMG Industry

After the Rana Plaza building collapse in April 2013, which killed more than 1,100 people, mostly garment workers, North American retailers, including top brands like Walmart and Gap, formed “the Alliance” and the European retailers formed “the Accord” to undertake a five-year plan which set...

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