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Protecting Bangladesh's migrant labourers
Construction workers
S. Torfinn / Panos Pictures
This 4th edition of the Protifolon series sheds light on important reforms and actions concerning labour migration from Bangladesh. It is clear that the government has undertaken serious reforms in certain areas but new areas are constantly emerging. The government may consider declaring 2012-2021 the decade of migration and undertake necessary policies and programmes to face the emerging challenges in the migration sector and to promote safe labour migration from Bangladesh.

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The Paradox of Gender Responsive Budgeting
Research for improving policymaking related to non-monetised sectors, such as unpaid care work, is currentIt is difficult to conceive of any public policy to ensure the continued enjoyment of women’s rights that can be carried o...
Survey data cleaning guidelines: (SPSS and Stata)
M. Beaver / Food Security III Cooperative Agreement, Michigan State University, 2012
This paper focuses on the process of preparing data for analysis after data entry is completed, serving as a reference for those who are engaged in survey research. The author clarifies that the computers to be used for data cl...
Sixth Asian and Pacific Population Conference (APPC) outcome document
Association for Women's Rights in Development, 2013
The sixth Asian and Pacific Population Conference (APPC) was held in Bangkok in September 2013. This outcome document sets out a set of policy directions and priority actions agreed by the states assembled at the conference. The docum...
Gender, Poverty And Development: Gender Sensitive Budgeting And Other 'Best Practices'
R. Dewan / ESocialSciences, 2004
The dominance of the mainstream growth-oriented development paradigm is being increasingly superseded by the Sustainable Human Development approach. No concept of development, however, can be complete unless and until it incorporates ...
Rethinking Social Protection Using a Gender Lens
R. Holmes; N. Jones / Overseas Development Institute, 2010
The role of gender in social protection is complex, shaping the types of risks tackled, how they are tackled, public buy-in and programme implementation practices. However, the extent to which gender has been integrated into social pr...
Gender justice and social norms - processes of change for adolescent girls
R. Marcus; C. Harper / Overseas Development Institute, 2014
This publication presents the analytical framework for the current phase (year two) of the Overseas Development Institute (ODI) DFID-funded multi-year policy research programme, ‘Transforming the lives of adolescent girls’...
Eldis Interactions: gender-based violence
Institute of Development Studies UK, 2014
What is gender-based violence (GBV) and what is meant by collective action? What approaches and initiatives have proven successful in tackling GBV? As part of the Eldis Interactions’ Empowerment for Women and Girls website, thes...
Meaning of indian economic dynamism for the East Asian economic integration process
R.U. Das / Research and Information System for Developing Countries, 2014
The study sets out to demonstrate what Indian economic dynamism brings to the ASEAN+6 process, including its developmental implications. It also aims to highlight how India’s soft power has not only cultural and ethical dimensio...
Scholarships: the impact and effectiveness for disadvantaged children and girls
Health and Education Advice and Resource Team, 2014
This report outlines a number of different scholarship, stipend and cash transfer programmes (CCTs). Evidence on the effectiveness and impact is mixed. Most programmes increase enrolments, but the impact on learning is less clear. ...
Child Marriage in South Asia
Center for Food Safety, 2013
Child marriage is a human rights crisis occurring on an alarming scale in South Asia. South Asia accounts for almost half of all child marriages that occur globally. Child marriage does not constitute a single rights violation; rather...
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