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FSUP-H Newsletter; Issue 05, Dec 2013
 December 22, 2013

A quarterly newsletter published by CARE Bangladesh, funded by the European Union


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SHOUHARDO II News (Bangla)- A Quarterly Newsletter (Vol. 02,Issue 02)
 November 03, 2013


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SHOUHARDO II News (English)- A Quarterly Newsletter (Vol. 02,Issue 02)
 November 03, 2013


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FSUP-H Newsletter; Issue 04, Oct 2013
 October 24, 2013

A quarterly newsletter published by CARE Bangladesh, funded by the European Union


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CHWI Newsletter; Issue 02, July 2013
 September 01, 2013

a quarterly newsletter published by CARE Bangladesh funded by GlaxoSmithKline


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FSUP-H Pictorial Comic Book on Food and Nutrition
 August 29, 2013


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FSUP-H Pictorial Comic Book on Women Empowerment
 August 27, 2013


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FSUP-H Pictorial Comic Book on Flood Protection
 August 27, 2013


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FSUP-H Pictorial Comic Book on Small Business
 August 27, 2013


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Women Empowerment

The majority of the world's poorest billion people are women and girls with the share of women employed outside of agriculture remains as low as 20 percent in Southern Asia. Around Bangladesh, it is women and girls who are disproportionately affected by poverty and discrimination. Often, women and girls are not allowed to make decisions about their household's income, or tradition and culture forbid them to leave their homes.

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Situation Analysis on Financial Inclusion for Female RMG Workers
 August 08, 2017

Recent studies done on different demographic segments in Bangladesh all came to the conclusion that Bangladesh’s population lack awareness about different aspects of financial services. They strongly highlighted the benefits of financial inclusion amongst lower socio-economic strata as an efficient tool to alleviate poverty without increasing income inequality2 , prompting various government, NGO, and financial institutions to focus on financial inclusion.


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CARE Pathways Baseline Summary Report
 October 23, 2013


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An unprecedented study measuring women's empowerment
 March 25, 2013


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Strategic Impact Inquiry Report - Nijeder Janyia Nijera (We for Ourselves)
 February 10, 2013


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Engaging Men Initiative Brochure
 February 09, 2013


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The Cost of Violence Against Women (COVAW) Initiative - Experience of Working with Men to Prevent Domestic Violence
 October 07, 2012


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The Cost of Violence Against Women (COVAW) Initiative - a summary of the impact and learning from CARE Bangladesh
 October 07, 2012


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The Cost of Violence Against Women (COVAW) Initiative - Summary of Domestic Violence Against Women - Cost to the Nation Report
 October 07, 2012


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The Cost of Violence Against Women (COVAW) Initiative - Synopsis of Cost of Violence Against Women Initiative Products
 October 07, 2012


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Food Security

Hunger and malnutrition are the number one risk to global health, killing more people than AIDS, malaria, and tuberculosis combined. There are almost one billion chronically hungry people in the world, the majority of who are women.

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SHOUHARDO II Baseline Study Report
 April 07, 2013


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SHOUHARDO II - Annual Program Progress Report (October 2011 to September 2012)
 April 07, 2013


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Prospective Value Chains Study for FSUP-H Project
 April 07, 2013


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SHOUHARDO Final Evaluation Report
 March 01, 2010


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Thematic Study - Instituitional Mobilisation, Governance and Accountability
 February 07, 2010


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Thematic Study on Community Empowerment Approaches - SHOUHARDO, CARE B
 February 07, 2010


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Thematic Study on Food and Economic Security - SHOUHARDO, CARE B
 February 07, 2010


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Organizing Resource Generation and Nutritional Support (ORGANS)
 January 31, 2010


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Governance and Accountability

CARE Bangladesh has identified \\\'poor governance\\\' as an underlying cause of poverty and exclusion in all its four impact statements. Decision-making power in formal institutions remains in the hands of the elites, despite the existence of electoral systems at various levels of government. This is because of the social inequalities that shape the exploitation, discrimination and marginalization of extremely poor people.

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Summary Presentation - Thematic Workshop on Social Accountability, 27 Feb 2013
 March 10, 2013


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Presentation on Third Party Monitoring - Thematic Workshop on Social Accountability, 27 Feb 2013
 March 10, 2013


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Presentation on Social Inclusion - Thematic Workshop on Social Accountability, 27 Feb 2013
 March 10, 2013


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Presentation on Participatory Planning and Budgeting - Thematic Workshop on Social Accountability, 27 Feb 2013
 March 10, 2013


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CARE Bangladesh Governance Technical Strategy Paper
 March 10, 2013


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Poor and Extremely Poor Women's Engagement in Local Government Development Initiatives: a good practice documentation; November 2012.
 February 18, 2013

Poor and Extremely Poor Women's Engagement in Local Government Development Initiatives: a good practice documentation; November 2012.


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Emergence of Natural Leaders in the Botlagari Union of Bangladesh - CARE International UK PPA Life Changes Case Study
 February 14, 2013


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Entry points for Empowerment
 February 10, 2013


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Forms of Land Tenure in the Northwest of Bangladesh
 February 10, 2013


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Economic Empowerment

According to the World Resource Institute (WRI), the world has about 4 billion people living at the BoP. These people may not have access to markets to sell the products they produce, buy goods and services that they need or appropriate livelihoods that match their skills or pay enough for them to make a meaningful living. In Bangladesh, according to the BoP criteria, more than 100 million people belong to the group.

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Smallholders’ Access To Finance Through Bank
 August 07, 2017

About 80% of the rural people in Bangladesh, especially smallholder farmers (owning land <= 1.0 hectare), are not participants of the formal banking channels which explains their significant reliance on Micro Finance Institutions (MFIs)/NGOs for traditional loans. In 2014, 693 licensed MFIs in Bangladesh disbursed USD 8.4 billion to their 34 million active borrowers1. However the effectiveness of microfinance has come under serious controversy because rather than benefitting the penurious rural farmers, it is trapping them into vicious cycle of debt which arise from extremely high interest payments and stringent repayment time.


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Smallholders’ Access To Finance Through Bank in Bangla
 August 07, 2017

About 80% of the rural people in Bangladesh, especially smallholder farmers (owning land <= 1.0 hectare), are not participants of the formal banking channels which explains their significant reliance on Micro Finance Institutions (MFIs)/NGOs for traditional loans. In 2014, 693 licensed MFIs in Bangladesh disbursed USD 8.4 billion to their 34 million active borrowers1. However the effectiveness of microfinance has come under serious controversy because rather than benefitting the penurious rural farmers, it is trapping them into vicious cycle of debt which arise from extremely high interest payments and stringent repayment time.


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SDVC Endline Evaluation
 July 16, 2017

A poor small-holding dairy producer in Bangladesh typically holds an average of one to three cows; this often characterizes the most central, valuable and potentially profitable assets that are owned by rural poor households, especially the female members. However, the dairy industry is plagued by poor production quality and volume, fragmentation of supply, animal health service along with lack of access to quality based input and distrust between producers and buyers.


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Private Sector Partnership
 July 16, 2017

The poorest dairy farmers in north-west Bangladesh went form being 2% of the suppliers to BRAC Dairy- the second Largent private sector company in the industry – to being 55%. At the same time, BRAC grew its business by 32%, and is working to scale pilot models through its entire network. This will double the reach of SDVC’s successful models.


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Dairy Tale (SDVC Story)
 July 16, 2017

This book is a story about Strengthening Dairy Value Chain, a program initiated by CARE and supported by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, in North and Northwest Bangladesh to support improved cow rearing practices, better market access, higher quality livestock inputs and services that create more impacts. SDVC's first phase was from 2007-2012, focusing on improving the production and income thus the livelihoods of dairy farmers. The second phase of SDVC was from 2013-2016, aimed to redefine the dairy market system by introducing new technology like Digital Fat Testing (DFT) system. This is the success story of SDVC, Dairy-tale.


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Rugs to Riches - a CARE business case on the rural sourcing of rugs
 May 22, 2014

Rugs to Riches - a CARE business case on the rural sourcing of rugs


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Krishi Uthsho: The Building of an Agro-Input Microfranchise Network in Rural Bangladesh
 May 14, 2014


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THE INVISIBLE HANDS IN AGRO SOURCING IN BANGLADESH
 March 30, 2014

THE INVISIBLE HANDS IN AGRO SOURCING IN BANGLADESH


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Can dairy value chain projects change gender norms in rural Bangladesh? Impacts on assets, gender norms, and time use
 December 26, 2013

The goal of CARE-Bangladesh's Strengthening the Dairy Value Chain Project (SDVCP) is to improve the dairy-related incomes of 35,000 households in northwest Bangladesh. To achieve its goal, SDVCP addresses the major challenges to improving smallholder participation in the value chain, namely farmer mobilization and education, access to markets for their milk, and access to productivity-enhancing inputs. The project assists in the formation of dairy farmer groups as well as increasing women's participation in the dairy value chain, particularly in such nontraditional occupations as milk collectors and livestock health workers. The SDVCP evaluation looks at how both tangible and intangible assets may have changed, particularly for women, as an outcome of the intervention. Authors: Quisumbing, Agnes; Roy, Shalini D.; Njuki, Jemimah; Tanvin, Kakuly; Walthanji, Elizabeth Published by: International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)


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Education

CARE Bangladesh believes that education is imperative to empowerment and development. Experience shows that learning attacks poverty at its roots with educated people making more thoughtful, informed decisions that will positively affect their lives, families and communities. CARE helps children go to ? and stay in ? school, and helps improve educate for all. We pay special attention to girls, by encouraging participation, prevention of child marriage and empowerment of school management communities.

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Final Evaluation Report - School Effectiveness Through Union Parishad Project
 April 03, 2013


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Patsy Collins Trust Fund Initiative - Biannual report (Jan 2010 - June 2010)
 April 03, 2013


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Patsy Collins Trust Fund Initiative - Biannual report (July 2010 -Dec 2010)
 April 03, 2013


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Providing Bangladeshi Working Children with Functional Education and Marketable Skills Project - Annual Report 2009
 April 03, 2013


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Providing Bangladeshi Working Children with Functional Education and Marketable Skills Project - Annual Report 2010
 April 03, 2013


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Providing Bangladeshi Working Children with Functional Education and Marketable Skills Project - Annual Report 2011
 April 03, 2013


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Health and Nutrition

Health and Nutrition is a priority for CARE Bangladesh's programming. CARE believes that a family cannot be economically healthy if it is not physically healthy. CARE Bangladesh's Health and Nutrition programming welcomes innovative approaches and encourages community led approaches to promote long-lasting development.

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BASE LINE SURVEY REPORT OF SHEBIKA
 February 11, 2014

This baseline study has been conducted to effectively monitor and evaluate an intervention developed by CARE Bangladesh to establish a community-based health programme aimed at developing a pool of Community Health Workers (SHEBIKA),providing quality healthcare service at doorsteps, establishing referral linkage between different healthcare service provider institutions. The intervention is funded by KiK, and therefore project area selection is purposive to meet KiK's requirement. As KiK focuses on the healthcare facility for workers working in KiK factories located in Bogra, Rangpur, Lalmonirhat, and Nilphamari district, so communities are also located in these districts where the workers live. The study conducted a survey only in the intervention area to assess the baseline indicators. Study was conducted on 286 participants based on a random selection process using survey questionnaire, 30 Focus Group Discussions were conducted, and each group consisted of 8 or 9 persons who belong to the communities, project participants' families, and SHEBIKA Support Groups.


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EMPHASIS Project Briefing; July 2013
 August 18, 2013


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EMPHASIS Project Briefing; June 2013
 June 23, 2013


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The Impact of CARE's SHOUHARDO Project on Child Stunting in Bangladesh
 March 25, 2013


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EMPHASIS Project Briefing; January 2012
 February 13, 2013


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Hunger, Subsidies and Process Facilitation: Challenges for Community Led Total Sanitation in Bangladesh by Anowarul Haq and Brigitta Bode
 August 07, 2012


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Community-Led Total Sanitation and its successors in Bangladesh; CASE 3: CARE‟S NIJEDER JANYIA NIJERA Project
 August 07, 2012


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HN&FS Project Information Booklet
 January 22, 2012


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Background note 1, population mobility & HIV AIDS between India, Bangladesh and Nepal
 December 12, 2011


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Climate Change and DRR

CARE Bangladesh already has a long history of working on climate change and is well known for its pioneering tools and methods (for example- Climate Vulnerability and Capacity Assessment), particularly in climate change advocacy and programming. Yet even with these positive investments CARE, like many other organizations, is only just beginning to feel the gravity of the challenge it faces.

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Climate Vulnerability and Capacity Analysis Handbook
 October 24, 2013


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Rainfall, Food Security and Human Mobility - Case Study: Bangladesh
 October 24, 2013


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CARE International Climate Change Strategy 2013-15
 October 24, 2013


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Policy Position Paper on ADAPTATION
 January 13, 2010


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REDD - Reduced Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation
 January 13, 2010


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CARE and Climate Change
 January 12, 2010


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CARE Bangladesh - Reducing Vulnerability through Strong Partnerships
 January 12, 2010


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Impact Assessments

Impact Assessments

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Asia Impact Report 2005-2010
 May 13, 2013

This report is an analytical review of CARE's programs and projects undertaken with partners and allies in 16 countries over the period 2005-2010. In publishing this review of our work in Asia over a five-year period, CARE seeks to provide greater accountability to those with whom we work and to those who entrust CARE with resources, as well as contribute to global discussion on assessing the impact of development efforts. We aim to improve our knowledge and evidence base to make our future programming, partnerships and advocacy more effective, and to identify where we should improve our internal systems. CARE regularly reviews the effectiveness of its programs as part of its commitment to learning and accountability. Like all agencies working in development, CARE needs to learn from the challenges we face and our possible failings. This report does not set out to present the totality of CARE's work in Asia, or to synthesise all lessons captured in program evaluations, both positive and negative. Rather, the purpose is to better understand the impact of CARE's work in the region over the past five years, as a basis upon which to build in the future.


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SHOUHARDO II Program Profile and Monitoring Findings
 March 25, 2013


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Informal Market Assessment Report of SDVC Project
 March 25, 2013


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Mid-term Evaluation Report of SDVC Project
 March 25, 2013


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Facilitation area feasibility study for Milk Value Chain project in North and Northern West of Bangladesh
 March 25, 2013


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SHOUHARDO Mid Term Evaluation
 February 07, 2010


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Lessons Learnt

Lessons Learnt

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The Reducing Vulnerability to Climate Change (RVCC) Project: Reflecting on Lessons Learned
 January 24, 2013


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Rural Livelihood Programme: Capturing Lessons Learned
 January 24, 2013


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Process Documentation on Pilot Initiative for 100% Sanitation Approach
 January 24, 2013


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