Development Studies

The Price of a Dream: The Story of the Grameen Bank and the Idea that is Helping the Poor to Change their Lives

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Sociology
Development Studies
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English
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984 05 1376 1
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Dhaka
Year of Publication: 
1996
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370
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One afternoon in 1976 an economics professor, taking a walk in a village in Bangladesh met a poor woman. The woman was trying to support herself by constructing and selling bamboo stools. She earned two cents a day. When the professor asked her why her profit was so low, she explained that the only person who would lend her money to buy bamboo was the trader who purchased her final product and the price he set barely covered her costs. The professor's instinct was to open his wallet and give her some money. Then he had another thought: Why not give her a loan?

Health for all in Bangladesh: Lessons in Primary Helath Care for the Twenty-first Century

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Academic and Reference Books
Bangladesh Studies
Medical Science and Public Health
Development Studies
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English
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500
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984 05 1509 8
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Dhaka
Year of Publication: 
2000
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354
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The goal for Health for All by the Year 2000 was adopted by the Ministers of Health from countries around the world who gathered at the Alma Ata (now Almaty) Kazakhstan in 1978 at the International Conference on Primary Health Care. With the arrival of the year 2000, the hope of attaining the goal has vanished. However, reviewing and formulating strategies for ensuring that the goal of Health for Allis attained by all members of the human family as soon as possible is now as relevant as ever.

Bangladesh: Assessing Basic Learning Skills

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Bangladesh Studies
Education and Pedagogy
Development Studies
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English
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220
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984 05 1449 X
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The World Bank
Place of Publication: 
Dhaka
Year of Publication: 
1998
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48
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Literacy is a necessary though not sufficient for economic development. As Bangladesh strives to raise the living standards of its population, the present accepted high level of literacy restricts the country’s potential for development in the areas of economic growth, education and the quality of life of its citizens. It is well nigh impossible to state with any degree of confidence what the illiteracy rate is as definitions of illiteracy have changed over recent decades and the existing measures lack validity. The present study expands on traditional concepts of literacy.

Bangladesh Education Sector Review - Volume II

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Bangladesh Studies
Education and Pedagogy
Development Studies
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English
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225
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984 05 1571 3
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The World Bank
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Dhaka
Year of Publication: 
2000
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97
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This comprehensive Education Sector Review has been published in three separate volumes. Volume II contains chapters on Primary and Pre-Primary Education, Non-Formal Education, and Secondary and Higher Secondary Education in Bangladesh. These Background reports of the education sector review present a detailed analysis of the relevant parts of the system. The major issues in the primary and secondary levels are examined, as well as the important role of non-formal education in providing basic education. Each sub-sector paper concludes with a possible strategy of objectives and means.

Bangladesh Education Sector Review - Volume III

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Academic and Reference Books
Bangladesh Studies
Education and Pedagogy
Development Studies
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English
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260
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984 05 1572 1
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The World Bank
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Dhaka
Year of Publication: 
2000
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107
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This comprehensive Education Sector Review has been published in three separate volumes. Volume III focuses on Technical-Vocational Education and Training, and Higher Education in Bangladesh. These background reports on the Education Sector Review present a detailed analysis of the various parts of the system. The crucial issues plaguing the technical-vocational and higher education sector are examined and necessary steps for the future outlined. Each sub-sector paper concludes with a possible strategy of objectives and means.

Bangladesh Education Sector Review - Volume I

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Academic and Reference Books
Education and Pedagogy
Business Studies
Development Studies
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English
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250
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984 05 1570 5
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The World Bank
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Dhaka
Year of Publication: 
2000
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109
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This comprehensive Education Sector Review has been published in three separate volumes. Volume II contains chapters on Primary and Pre-Primary Education, Non-Formal Education, and Secondary and Higher Secondary Education in Bangladesh. These Background reports of the education sector review present a detailed analysis of the relevant parts of the system. The major issues in the primary and secondary levels are examined, as well as the important role of non-formal education in providing basic education. Each sub-sector paper concludes with a possible strategy of objectives and means.

Education and National Development: Selected Papers from the 2008 and 2009 Conferences on Bangladesh at Harvard University

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Academic and Reference Books
Bangladesh Studies
Education and Pedagogy
Development Studies
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English
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585
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978 984 506 014 1
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Dhaka
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2011
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228
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The book begins with a broad overview of the current education scene—from primary to tertiary education. The need to cultivate a culture of research in the higher education institutions (HEIs) that is contextually important and relevant is also emphasized. Two specific aspects of women’s (and, girls’) education in Bangladesh suggest the importance of educating women.

Between Conformity and Resistance - Women Garment Workers in Bangladesh

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Bangladesh Studies
Sociology
Gender Studies
Law and Human Rights
Development Studies
Urban and Regional Planning URP
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English
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984 05 1599 3
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The University Press Limited (UPL)
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Dhaka
Year of Publication: 
2002
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293
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This book contributes to the ongoing discussions and discourses about processes of economic globalization and the so-called feminization of labor that accompany the economic and social transformations taking place world-wide. The focus is on the new modes of industrial production, notably in the export-oriented manufacturing sector in Bangladesh, where there is an increased participation of women in the workforce. The book intends to show how the Bangladeshi women workers view themselves and their actions within the given cultural, political and economic setting.

In Quest of Empowerment - The Grameen Bank Impact on Women's Power and Status

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Bangladesh Studies
Gender Studies
Development Studies
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English
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200
ISBN: 
984 05 1259 5
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Dhaka
Year of Publication: 
1994
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174
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The final document of the Nairobi Conference, the Forward Looking Strategies (FLS) for the Advancement of Women, lists among its objectives: Every women should have an opportunity for self supporting employment. In rural Bangladesh women had no access to the formal employment market nor access to credit to engage in income generating activities before the advent of the garments manufacturing sector and the Grameen Bank. This study documents the result of an investigation into the effects of women's economic participation and earnings on their marital decision making power.

Poverty, Intra-Household Distribution and Gender Relations in Bangladesh: Evidence and Policy Implications

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Bangladesh Studies
Gender Studies
Development Studies
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English
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978 984 506 030 1
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Dhaka
Year of Publication: 
2011
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472
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While assessing poverty incidence, it is a regular practice to consider the household as a single entity. This ignores intra-household distributional aspects, implicitly assuming that individual members face identical consequences in the event of the household’s coming to terms with changing economic circumstances. As a result, poverty measures will be misleading if household resource allocation mechanisms tend to favors some members at the cost of others.

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