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Major Past & Present Work

LIST OF MAJOR PAST & PRESENT WORK - CDRB
YEAR 1983 - 2001

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Period : July - June, 1993 - 1995
Firm's Name : Centre for Development Research, Bangladesh (CDRB) & DPC Group of Consultants
Project Name : Monitoring and Evaluation of Non-Formal Primary Education Program under GEP
Client : PMED/GEP, Government of Bangladesh.
Detailed Narrative Description of Project & Services provided : The project is aimed at to monitor and evaluate the performance of program, runby 17 non-government organizations (NGOs) who are funded under GEP to provide non-formal education through center based approach. The main objective of this NFPE programme is targeted to bring back the children dropped out from the formal system and provide facilities to unserved/unschooled areas, specially the girls.

 

Period : March - December, 1994
Firm's Name : DPC Group of Consultants
Project Name : Institutional Strengthening of the Directorate of Primary Education
Client : ADB/Directorate of Primary Education, Government of Bangladesh.
Detailed Narrative Description of Project & Services provided : Five different studies of the project were aimed at to adopt appropriate policy measures and management decisions to change some hard core primary sector problems to make the system more efficient and effective. The TA also provided support to DPE/PIMU for implementing the BME/MIS at different sites in the project districts.

 

Period : August - December 1994
Firm's Name : DPC Group of Consultants
Project Name : PPTA for Non Formal Education (TA No. 2013 BAN)
Client : PMED/ADB.
Detailed Narrative Description of Project & Services provided : The Government of Bangladesh has the objective to achieve Education for all by the year 2000. It has been observed that in spite of the full efforts of the Government, making the whole population literate is not at all possible only through formal education unless appropriate steps are undertaken for more strengthening the non formal education programme currently being undertaken by various NGOs. ADB has therefore decided to prepare and support in implementing a project in the sector.

 

Period : December - February, 1994 – 1995
Firm's Name : Centre for Development Research, Bangladesh (CDRB)
Project Name : "Preparation of Country Paper" for the World Summit for Social Development
Client : Social Science Research Council, Ministry of Planning, GOB.
Detailed Narrative Description of Project & Services provided : The objective of the project was to mobilize Youth as Social animators using Facts for Life message. The services rendered by CDRB included developing a list of organizations working on Youth issues and network with them for involment in Fact for Life (FFL) & Youth; establishishing linkages with other programme sectors to output FFL and youth issues and interventions; assisting youth groups to draw up a list of propagating activities, supervising preparation and designing of a Youth Resource Packs & identifying needs for communications materials and activities for use by youth groups and possible participation of the Government.

 

Period : December - March, 1994 – 1995
Firm's Name : Centre for Development Research, Bangladesh (CDRB)
Project Name : Survey of NGO Activities in Bangladesh
Client : Japan International Co-operation Agency (JICA), Bangladesh Office, Dhaka
Detailed Narrative Description of Project & Services Provided : The objective of the project was of provide necessary research & other supports for preparing country paper for the “World Summit for Social Development held in Copenhagen, Denmark, 6-12 March 1995. The services as rendered included (i) research & analytical inputs in the country paper which highlighted the country’s achievement and action programms in social development under the new democratic order, (ii) careful and methodical analysis & review of national social development program, (iii) Logistics support for printing the report.

 

Period : December - July, 1994 - 1995
Firm's Name : Centre for Development Research, Bangladesh (CDRB)
Project Name : Strengthening Local Government in Bangladesh
Client : BGD/94/OIC/United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)/UNDDSMS, Dhaka.
Detailed Narrative Description of Project & Services Provided : The overall goal of the project was to explore the possibilities & usefulness of utilizing NGOs for implementation (in part or in totality) of development projects aided by Japan. The services as rendered included analysis of NGO activities in Development process, strategies pursued by them, pattern of GOB-NGO co-ordination including donors involvement, identification of NGOs success factors in education, health, employment and suggesting measures as to how & where JICA can collaborate with NGOs.

 

Period : October - December 1994 – 1995
Firm's Name : Centre for Development Research, Bangladesh (CDRB)
Project Name : Study on Youth Health for Development
Client : United Nations International Children Emergency Fund (UNICEF), Dhaka
Detailed Narrative Description of Project & Services Provided : The overall goal of this study was to examine issues of local govt. so as to develop methods, practices & procedures for strengthening local government in Bangladesh. The services rendered by CDRB included providing co-ordination, logistics & administrative support to the consultative, advisory & consultant team of the project.

 

Period : October - March, 1995 - 1996
Firm's Name : Centre for Development Research, Bangladesh (CDRB) & DPC Group of Consultants
Project Name : Mid Term Review of Female Secondary Stipend
Client : PMED/NORAD
Detailed Narrative Description of Project & Services Provided : Under an agreement signed with GOB on 17 May 1993, Government of Norway has been providing financial support to the Female Education Stipend Project (FESP), sponsored by the Ministry of Education as a part of the multi-donor funded General Education Project (GEP). Main objectives of FESP are, i) to provide stipend to female students at the secondary level to increase their enrolment and decrease drop out; and ii) to increase school attendance of the female students to a minimum of 75% of the school days. To achieve these objectives, EFSP through six NGOs are providing stipends to female students from grade VI to X/SSC who are enrolled in the schools within the project area in the 7 thanas covered by this project. The main objective of the review is to make an assessment of the progress achieve in terms of efficiency, effectiveness, impacts, relevance and sustainability of the project. The review is also expected to provide a basis for an appraisal of the fresh request from the Ministry of Education for future expansion.

 

Period : October - April, 1995 - 1996
Project Name : Appraisal on Restructuring of Female Secondary Stipend
Client : PMED/NORAD
Firm's Name : Centre for Development Research, Bangladesh (CDRB) & DPC Group of Consultants
Detailed Narrative Description of Project & Services Provided : Under an agreement signed with GOB on 17 May 1993, Government of Norway has been providing financial support to the Female Education Stipend Project (FESP), sponsored by the Ministry of Education as a part of the multi-donor funded General Education Project (GEP). Main objectives of FESP are, i) to provide stipend to female students at the secondary level to increase their enrolment and decrease drop out; and ii) to increase school attendance of the female students to a minimum of 75% of the school days. To achieve these objectives, EFSP through six NGOs are providing stipends to female students from grade VI to X/SSC who are enrolled in the schools within the project area in the 7 thanas covered by this project. Main objective of the Appraisal is to study the feasibility of the GOB’s request for restructuring the FESP supported by NORAD in line with the three other stipend projects, extension and expansion in new areas, its implications on organisational set up and budget and to make necessary recommendations.

 

Period : November - June, 1995 - 1996
Firm's Name : Centre for Development Research, Bangladesh (CDRB) & DPC Group of Consultants
Project Name : Mid Term Review of NORAD Funded Component of
Integrated Non Formal Education Programme
Client : PMED/NORAD
Detailed Narrative Description of Project & Services Provided : Under an agreement signed with GOB on 25th April 1994, Norway together with UNICEF, UNDP and SIDA has been providing support to the Integrated Non Formal Education Programme (INFEP) sponsored by the Primary and Mass Education Division (PMED) of the Ministry of Education. The main objective of the INFEP is to make 1.6 million illiterates into functionally literates. In pursuance of the provision of Article VI of the agreement, Norway and Bangladesh agreed during the annual meeting of INFEP held on 2o March 1995 to hold the mid term review of the project to make a review of its achievements against set targets/objectives. The main objective of such review is therefore to make an assessment of the progress achieved in terms of efficiency, effectiveness, impact, relevance and sustainability of the project.

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