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সর্ব-শেষ হাল-নাগাদ: ১৫ অক্টোবর ২০১৭

গবেষণা ফলাফল ২০১১-২০১৭

Sl. No.

Title of the Research

Name of the Researchers

Years of the Research

Objectives of the Research

Findings of the Research (In brief)

01

Exploring Effective Marketing Strategies for National Academy for Planning and Development towards Development Planning and Project Management Course

1. Md. Hasan Tarik (Research Director)

Director (Research & Publication), NAPD

2. Dr Mohammad Thoufiqul Islam (Researcher)

Professor, University of Dhaka

3. Thouhidur Rahman Chowdhury (Research Associate)

Deputy Director (Research & Publication), NAPD

4. Md. Sirajul Islam (Research Associate)

Research Officer, NAPD

5. Md. Emamul Hafiz Nadim (Research Associate)

 Research Officer, NAPD

6. Dipayan Chakraborty Partho

(Research Associate)

Research Officer, NAPD

 

2016-2017

 

This study aims at achieving the following major objectives:

  1. To evaluate existing training marketing strategies of selected training courses of NAPD
  2. To propose effective marketing strategies for the selected training courses of NAPD

 

NAPD should provide emphasis on website on training marketing. NAPD has got a better opportunity for its location to maximize the reach of the training. There are different marketing channels NAPD can use. NAPD can embrace social media, email, its training nomination letters, and also can run an online forum for better marketing of its training courses. For this reason NAPD can use AIDA (Awareness, Interest, Desire, and Action) approach for potential trainees.

 

 

 

 

02

Identifying the Causes of Delay in Public Procurement: A Study on the Project Implementation of Savar Upazila Parishad

1. Principal Researcher : Professor Dr. Nazmul Ahsan  Kalimullah,

Pro-VC, Bangladesh University of Professionals

2. Co-Researcher : Saber Ahmed Chowdhury,

Assistant Professor

Department of Peace and Conflict Studies,University of Dhaka

3. Member: Engr. Md. Abdur Rashid, Director,

Administration and Finance, NAPD
4. Most. Abeda Sultana, Associate Instructor, NAPD

The general objective of this study is to find out the major causes of delay in public procurement in the Upazila level. The specific objectives are-

1. To analyse whether the PPR- 2008 is properly maintained or not in procurement procedure.

2.  To identify the causes of delay of public procurement in the pre-implementation and implementation phase of project at the Upazila Level.

To use Bangla as a mandatory language in the procurement process. To provide adequate training for the concerned procurement officials. To ensure the use of e-GP in all stages of public procurement. To initiate administrative punishment system through an amendment to PPR-2008. To include the people’s representative in TEC and TOC. To prioritize the certified and experienced contractors in selecting tender application. To provide the contractors with adequate training as well as timely guidelines. To monitor the project implementation plan regularly.

 

03

A Study on the Effectiveness of the Project Formulation, Appraisal and Environmental Impact Assessment courses

1. Md. Hasan Tarik (Research Director)

Director (Research & Publication), NAPD

2. Dr Mohammad Thoufiqul Islam (Researcher)

Associate Professor, University of Dhaka

3. Md. Ramjan Ali (Research Associate)

Associate Instructor, NAPD

4. Md. Sirajul Islam (Research Associate)

Research Officer, NAPD

5. Md. Emamul Hafiz Nadim (Research Associate)

 Research Officer, NAPD

6. Dipayan Chakraborty Partho (Research Associate)

 Research Officer, NAPD

 

 

2015-2016

This study aims to achieve the following major objectives:

  1. To find out the skill gap of trainees in DPP preparation who attended the training program called “Project Formulation, Appraisal and EIA”
  2. To identify factors affecting effectiveness of the above mentioned training program.
  3. To figure out challenges from major stakeholders of the training program.
  4. To address and ascertain the potential solution of the existing problems.

 

Training effectiveness greatly depends on selecting right participants who are involved in DPP formulation. To adapt participatory method in the training sessions, arranging training sessions based on complexity levels and developing communication for post training period. It is suggested that additional time should allotted for each sessions that respondents mentioned as complex topics. Group work, group presentation, case study, project visit should be incorporated to the training method. Portal or web-based communication can be a media of communication among the trainees, NAPD & the expert trainers. 

 

04

Training needs assessment of the Ministry of Planning for re-designing the training course on Monitoring and Evaluation of Development projects

1. Prof. Prafulla C Sarker, Ph D (Advisor)

Pro Vice Chancellor

European University of Bangladesh, Dhaka

2. Khan Md. Mainul Hoque (Team Leader)

Training Specialist, NAEM

3. Md. Moynul Hasan Chowdhury (Research Assistant)

Instructor, NAPD

4. Most. Abeda Sultana (Research Assistant)

Associate Instructor, NAPD

 

General Objectives:

The main objective of this research is to examine the existing monitoring and evaluation methods and techniques and to modify them to find out the effective monitoring and evaluation techniques based on the needs. The specific objectives are given below

The Specific Objectives:

1. To find out the strengths, weakness, opportunity and threats of the existing monitoring and evaluation training course.

2. To review the existing curriculum and its relevancy.

3. To explore the need based modified monitoring and evaluation methods, tools and techniques

 

Concerned officers need to be participated. More practice session should be arranged on log frame. Assignment should be incorporated as training method in the brochure. Emphasize should be on case study. Attachment with project and IMED should be introduced for effective and sustainable learning.

Resource person should be invited having both theoretical as well as practical knowledge.

 

05

Overall Quality of NAPD Training Programs Compared to the Training Programs of Other Training Institutes of the Country: lapses and gaps.

 

 

Dr. M. Khurshed Alam  (the Researcher)

BISR

 

 

 

 

2014-2015

The general objective of the study is to assess the overall quality of NAPD training programs compared to the training programs of other training institutes of the country. The specific objectives of the research are:

  1. To assess the overall quality of NAPD training programs compared to the training programs of other training institutes (BPATC and BCS (Admin) Academy) in Bangladesh.
  2. To assess the quality of the training and guest speakers, appropriateness, adequacy and relevance for the participants for their professional work, capacity of institute and faculty, standard of the service delivery, discipline, time management and evaluation system.
  3. To suggests recommendations for the improvement and assurance of quality of training programs.

 

The study assesses institutional capacities with regard to training. Overall participants were satisfied with the training institute capacities in terms of good and satisfactory institutional facilities, good number of experience faculty and guest speakers, course schedule and course hand notes are sufficient for each course module as well as service deliveries and hygienic issues.

06

Assessment of professional competency level, Behavioral and Ethical change through NAPD Training and its implication in service delivery.

Dr. Md. Nazrul Islam

 (the Researcher)

Dean, School of Management and Business Administration & Head, Department of Business Administration, Shahjalal University of Science and Technology, Sylhet, Bangladesh.

 

The general and specific objectives of the study are as follows:

General objectives:

(i) Review of training areas and curriculum, logistic supports and methods of imparting training of NAPD

(ii) Assessment of competency level of the trainee through trainings in NAPD;

(iii) Measuring the behavioral and ethical changes of the trainee after training in NAPD; and

(iv) Evaluation of NAPD training program by peers, service receivers, subordinates and supervisor and investigating impact on others parameters

Specific objectives:

  1. Review of training areas and curriculum of training programs of NAPD.
  2. Visit NAPD and collection of data about the training areas and curriculum of each type of training program;
  3. Review the areas and curriculum of trainings in terms of needs of the trainee;
  4. Assessment of gaps in areas and curriculum of trainings.
  5. Measuring the logistic supports and methods of imparting training of NAPD;
  6. Measurement of increase in competency level of the trainee in each type of training program of NAPD;
  7. Identify the competency level of the trainee at the entry of each type of training program;
  8. Assessment of competency level at the end of each type of training program;
  9. Assessment of the change in the level of behavioral and ethical concern of the trainee through training in NAPD.

 

This study claims that program has increased their overall competence and efficiency level in their job sector. With reference to the evaluation of competence level, there is a competence gap exists between potential and actual competence level and it is found significant. This study also claims that program has changed their ethical and behavioral concern positively in their job sector.

07

Assessing Training Needs of Bangladesh Civil Service (Economic) Cadre officers

1. Dr. S.J. Anwar Zahid

Principal Investigator & Director (Research)

BARD, Kotbari, Comilla

2. Abdullah Al Hussain

Deputy Director

BARD, Kotbari, Comilla

 

2013-2014

The general objective of the study is to assess the areas of training BCS (Economic) Cadre officers require to perform their duties and responsibilities effectively and efficiently in line with their job requirements.

 

The specific objectives of the study are to:

 

  1. identify the areas of training received by the officers of the BCS (Economic) Cadre;
  2. identify the existing competences/skill of BCS (Economic) Cadre  officers to perform their routine operations;
  3. assess the training needs of each category of officers as perceived by them and their supervising/controlling officers; and
  4. Suggest recommendations indicating the future training areas for the BCS (Economic) Cadre officers on the basis of the findings.

 

Different Basic & refreshers training could be organized by NAPD from the revenue budget of the respected Ministry/Department on a regular basis or when it is found necessary. A special project may also be designed for providing specialized training as well as foreign training to the Economic cadre officers depending on their job position.

08

Upazila Planning Process in Bangladesh: A Study of the Political Economy of Statistics with Special Reference to the Food and Agriculture Sector

1. Dr. Mohammad Mozahidul Islam Associate Professor

Dept. of History

Jahangir Nagar University, Savar, Dhaka

The objectives of the study are multi-fold in nature. The following objectives would be pertinent in carrying out this study:

  1. The first objective of the study is to examine the origin/sources of data in planning process.
  2. The second objective of the study is to explore troubles concerning the collected data.
  3. A third objective of the research is to understand the data analysis process which is also an important pillar for scientific study of policy making.

This study unveils that the weakness of statistical data in Bangladesh are two-fold: data obtained from both national level as well as local level are marked as weak statistical evidence. Non-evidenced based policy formulation is the outcome of the weakness of statistical data. There is still use of statistical data but in this context they are only used for project justification but rather contributing scientific decision making process.

09

Effectiveness of Self-Financed Training Courses of NAPD: A Case Study of Training Course on Project Planning, Development and Management (PPDM)

 

 

1. Dr. Khurshed Alam (Principal Investigator), CEO, BISR

2. Md. Iqbal Kabir    (Co-Investigator)

3. Md. Habibur Rahman (Research Coordinator)

The general objective of the study is to evaluate the effectiveness and usefulness of NAPD training course on project planning, development and management (PPDM). The specific objectives of the proposed research are: 

  1. To assess the effectiveness of the training course on ‘Project Planning, Development and Management (PPDM)’;
  2. To assess the contents of the PPDM training course, appropriateness, adequacy and relevance for the participants for their real life application;
  3. To identify the factors that may enhance effectiveness and usefulness of the PPDM course for the future participants; and
  4. To make an assessment of the cost-benefits.  

The imparted knowledge is useful for the improvement of him/her as well as for their organization. They improved themselves in strategy of formulating project management, project cycle management, procurement strategy, financial analysis, network building, project resource management and report writing.

10

Effectiveness of Local Development Projects: A Study on Two Upazilas in Bangladesh

 

 

Abdul Karim

Joint Director

BARD, Comilla

 

2012-2013

The general objective of the research was to examine effectiveness of local development projects at the Upazila level of Bangladesh. The specific objectives were:

  1. To analyze effectiveness of ADP allocation to local development projects;
  2. To examine application of existing guidelines in processing and managing ADP projects at the Upazila level;
  3. To assess effectiveness in terms of project priorities at the local level based on needs, perceptions and expectations of local community: and  
  4. To identify factors hampering in effective implementation of local development projects and find out factors that are essential for ensuring effective performance of project.

 

Both the studied Upazila Parishads (Adarsha Sadar & Homna) have demonstrated a strong capacity to spend ADP allocation in terms of expenditure which was more than 99 percent

 

11

Social Safety nets and Productive Outcomes on Poverty Alleviation: Evidence and Implications for Future Plan

 

Prof. Dr. Md. Nazrul Islam

Dean, School of Management and Business Administration, SUST, Sylhet

The objectives of this research project are:

  1. To document potential productive impacts of selected social safety nets at the household levels of haor areas and the possible incentive framework behind those results.
  2. To identify successful examples of government and NGO safety net interventions which foster productive outcomes in the haor areas, and
  3. To draw implications for the design and implementation of SSNP in the haor areas of Bangladesh and for complementarities among GO/NGO/PVO agencies interventions.

 

Social Safety Net Program (SSNP) interventions are effective in generating higher income and enhance spending on food consumption among poor households.

 

12

Barriers to Access Maternal Health Care Services among Urban Poor Women in Bangladesh: A case of Rajshahi City

 

Bijoy Krishna Banik (Principal Investigator)

Associate Professor

Dept. of Sociology, RU

Md. Saidur Rashid Sumon (Associate investigator)

Assistant Professor

Dept. of Sociology, RU

Research Assistants

Mahfuja Khatun

Moslema Akhter Sathi

Munmun Sen Toma

Parul Roy

Broadly speaking, the main aim of the study is to examine different barriers that discourage women to go for MHC services. Specifically, the aims of the study are:

  1. To explore and understand the nature and pattern of MHC services.
  2. To ascertain whether the urban poor women are receiving due services from different healthcare centers operating in their localities.
  3. To unearth practical constraints to receiving MHC services of different centers.
  4. To search the limitations and potentialities of the on-going MHC services.

 

 

Most of the poor women in the study areas are therefore more likely to receive adequate quantity and good quality of Maternal Health Care (MHC) services. There has been an increase in the availability of and accessibility to MHC services.

13

Assessment of Women Vulnerability in Disaster: An Investigation into the Coastline Area

 

Dr. Khurshed Alam (Research Director)

Chief Executive

BISR

The objectives of the present research are as follows:

  1. To identify the women’s vulnerability and risk in terms of disaster management;
  2. To identify the similarity and differences between male and female in case of responses to naturel disasters;
  3. To identify the cultural and conditional behavior of women in pre, during and after disaster;
  4. To find out the effective strategies for women to cope with the naturel disaster.

 

Women are significantly vulnerable than male during disaster because of women’s status and position in the society and discrimination against them.

14

Knowledge Utilization: A Study of Post Graduate Diploma in Development Planning

 

Md. Mahmudul Hasan, PhD MDS,

Research Director

(Joint Secretary), BPATC

Md.  Shafiqul Haque

Deputy Director, BPATC

M. Arifur Rahman, PhD

Deputy Director, BPATC

Specific objectives of this study are:

  • assess the relevance of inputs of the diploma course to job
  • measure the extent of utilization of knowledge by the graduates in their jobs; and
  • Identify the factors that influence the utilization of new knowledge in job situation.

 

 

 

The achievement of the objectives such as the relevance of inputs of this course, extent of utilization of knowledge and new knowledge in job situation was not at a high satisfactory level. Achievement of objectives in terms of satisfaction was 60-70%.

15

Use of ICT in Training: NAPD Perspective

Md. Abdur Rashid

System Analyst, NAPD

S.M Tofayel Ahmed

Assistant System Analyst

Bangladesh Bank

 

The general objective of the research is to study and evaluate the usefulness and effectiveness of the ICT tools in NAPD training. The specific objectives of the research are:

  • To review the present manual training process in NAPD.
  • To assess the present ICT tools uses in training class room and training related other activities in NAPD.
  • To study the modern ICT based tools that can help to improve the training.
  • To make a recommendation for training to be more useful and effective using ICT tools.

 

The research comes up with review of NAPD training to be modern one for becoming a Centre of excellence, using ICT tools. 

16

Impacts of Climate Change on Livelihood: An Exploratory Study in Selected Coastal Regions of Bangladesh

1.Prof. Dr. Mahbuba Nasreen

Director, Institute of Disaster Mgt. and Vulnerability Studies

2. Dr. Khondoker Mokaddem Hossain Pro VC, BOU

3. Md. Abul kalam Azad

Lecturer

Institute of Disaster Mgt. and Vulnerability Studies

 

General Objective: The broad objective of the study is to explore the impacts of climate change on livelihoods of people living in coastal areas in Bangladesh.

Specific Objectives:

i. To explore the climate change related risks (possible impacts of poor people living in coastal areas.

ii. To identify the alternative livelihood adaptation strategies of people to climate change.

 

The findings of the study provide a detailed overview of the type of climate variability and climate induced disasters and their impacts on coastal people. The impacts of climate change vary based on the socio-economic conditions amongst vulnerable groups. Climate induced disasters force them to migrate outside of village in search of works.

 

17

Measuring the Effectiveness of the Project Planning Development and Management Training Course in View of Project Management Professional Certification Level

Dr. Md. Nuruzzaman (Research Director)

Md. Hasan Tarik (Researcher)

Chief Instructor

NAPD

This is an evaluative research. The general objective of the study is to evaluate the effectiveness and usefulness of Project Planning, Development and Management (PPDM) training course in view of Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification. The specific objectives are:

  1. To assess the contents of the PPDM course are pertinent and sufficient to PMP certification.
  2. To identify appropriateness of the methods, duration and materials of the PPDM training course in line with the PMP.
  3. To assess the effectiveness of PPDM course in view of PMP course.

 

The study findings shows that there need improvement regarding content, facilitation etc. to cover the Project Management Professional (PMP) level.

 

 

 

18

Evaluation of Effectiveness and usefulness of English language Proficiency Course

Md. Alamgir (Research Director)

Chief Instructor,

NAPD

June, 2004

This was an evaluative research. The main purpose of the research was to evaluate the effectiveness and usefulness of the ‘English Language Proficiency Course’ from the participants’ point of view. The broad objectives were to assess whether

  1. The contents of the course were pertinent and sufficient to develop the level of English knowledge, skill and attitude of the participants:
  2. The methods, duration and materials were appropriate;
  3. The skills gained were adequately related to the real life situation that the participants have to manage at workplace; and
  4. The participants are able to utilize the skills effectively in their day to day work.

In view of the broad objectives mentioned earlier, the specific objectives of the study were as follows:

  1. To adjust, if necessary, the contents and training methods of the course on the basis of the research findings; and
  2. To suggest required corrective measures for addressing the issues identified as obstacles to utilize the gained skills at the workplace.

 

The findings of the research revealed that the expectation of 66 and 27 percent respondents respectively were partially and fully covered by the contents of the course. On an average 62 percent respondents stipulated that more sessions on each module were needed to acquire relevant skill. It was manifest through the research that the 96 percent of the respondents were somehow capable of utilizing the gained skill at their workplace.

19

Assessment of Training Needs of Working Staff of the Department of Livestock Services

Dr. A.K.M Nurun Nabi,

Professor and Project Director ,

Department of Population Science

Dhaka University

 

May, 2004

The broad objective of this study was to assess the training needs of DLS working staff.

Specific Objectives were:

  1. To find out the present socio-economic status of the DLS working staff.
  2. To uncover the present working status of DLS working staff.
  3. To explore the future training needs of DLS working staff.

All of the respondents’ agreed that departmental training is necessary to improve their professional skill and in addition to this some respondents think that academic training, refreshment training, office management training are  also necessary. Department of Livestock Services (DLS) working staffs are short of proper training facilities.

 

20

উন্নয়ন ভিত্তিক  স্নাতকোত্তর  ডিপ্লোমা প্রশিক্ষণ শেষে প্রশিক্ষণ কার্যকারিতা সংক্রান্ত সমীক্ষা

কানিজ ফাতেমা

প্রধান প্রশিক্ষক,

জাতীয় পরিকল্পনা ও উন্ন্য়ন একাডেমি।

 

জুলাই, ২০০১

গবেষণাটি মূলত: একটি মূল্যায়নমূলক গবেষণা (ঊাধষঁধঃরাব জবংবধৎপয)। আলোচ্য সমীক্ষাটির প্রধান উদ্দেশ্য “উন্নয়ন পরিকল।পনা বিষয়ক স্নাতকোত্তর   ডিপ্লোমা” কোর্সটির গুণগত মান ও কার্যকারিতা যাচাই করা। সেই সাথে এর দুটি প্রধান বৈশিষ্ট্য হল (১) সমীক্ষাধীন কর্মসূচীটির বিষয়বস্তু লক্ষীভূত (ঃধৎমবঃবফ) প্রশিক্ষণার্থীদের জ্ঞান, দক্ষতা ও দৃষ্টিভঙ্গিও উন্নয়নে যথার্থ ও পর্যাপ্ত কিনা এবং প্রশিক্ষণে ব্যবহৃত পদ্ধতি, মেয়াদ ও উপকরণ যথাযথ কিনা। (২) প্রাপ্ত প্রশিক্ষণ কর্মক্ষেত্রে কার্যক্রমের সাথে সম্পৃক্ত ও পর্যাপ্ত কিনা। সমীক্ষার সুনির্দিষ্ট উদ্দেশ্য নি¤œরুপঃ

ক) প্রদত্ত কোর্সেও কার্যকারিতা সম্পর্কে মাঠ পর্যায়/ কার্যক্ষেত্র থেকে সমাতমত সংগ্রহ।

খ) প্রশিক্ষণার্থীদের মতামতের উপর ভিত্তি কওে যদি প্রয়োজন হয় তবে আলোচ্য কর্মসূচির পার্ঠধারা ও প্রশিক্ষণদান পদ্ধতির পরিবর্তন সাধন।

গ) কর্মক্ষেত্রের সনাক্ত প্রতিবন্ধকতাসমূহ দূরীকরণে সুপারিশ প্রণয়ন।

ঘ) সর্বোপরি ডিপ্লোমা কোর্সটিকে গুনগত দিক থেকে আন্তর্জাতিক মানে উন্নত করা।

প্রশিক্ষণার্থীদের ব্যক্তিগত আগ্রহে ও উদ্যোগের কারণে কোর্সের বিষয়বস্তু অনেকটাই বিভিন্ন ভাবে কাজে লাগিয়েছেন। অনুকূল পরিবেশের অভাবে কোর্স লব্ধজ্ঞান ও পদ্ধতি কর্র্মক্ষেত্রে আংশিক বা সম্পুর্ণভাবে প্রয়োগ করা সম্ভব হচ্ছে না বলে কিছু প্রশিক্ষণার্থী  জানিয়েছেন। এছাড়া কোর্সের মেয়াদ ও অনুশীলনীর সংখ্যা বৃদ্ধি এবং কিছু কিছু ক্ষেত্রে আরও যোগ্য প্রশিক্ষক বাছাই ইত্যাদি সুপারিশ হিসেবে প্রশিক্ষণার্থীরা তুলে ধরেছেন।

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Future of Girl’ Education in Bangladesh

1.Mosharraf  Hossain

Principal-In- Charge, NAPD

2. Anisatul Fatema Yousuf

Director (Training), NAPD

 

 

March, 2001

The principal objective of the study is to identify policy and promotional measures on the future of girls’ education in Bangladesh. This objective has called for a thorough analysis of the present and past policies, strategies and programmes and also the existing status of girls’ education within the national drive for education for all. Specially the study attempted the following things:

Firstly, recent trend of girls’ education subsuming women’s education are presented in order to demonstrate the emerging scenario of girl’ education in Bangladesh. Secondly, the study highlights the present and past policies, strategies and programmes for promotion of girls’ education; Thirdly, it analyses the socio-economic variables which directly or indirectly influence the girls’ education; Fourthly, the study analyses the sectoral gender sensitive measures and programmes taken by government which are likely to influence girls’ and women’s education; Finally, the study proffers recommendations for enhancing girls’ accessibility to education in future.

 

The most formidable problem in the way of girls’ education in Bangladesh is not male domination but poverty, unequal opportunity and lack of management capability.

22

Study to Assess Impact of Literacy Programme  on Promoting Gender Parity

1.Mosharraf  Hossain

Principal-In- Charge,

NAPD

2. Anisatul Fatema Yousuf

Director (Training),

NAPD

3. Dr. M. Sekander Hayat Khan

Director, ISRT,

Dhaka University

 

To Give the various dimensions of the literacy programme, the main objective of the study is to address the issue of gender parity. The specific objectives are

  • To assess empirically the contribution of literacy programme now being implemented, in phases, through TLM CBA approach in Bangladesh on gender parity.
  • To assess the knowledge-base of the female neo-literate with regard to gender sensitivity.
  • To measure the level of awareness amongst them about gender parity.
  • To measure the attitudinal changes amongst the female neo-literate about gender rights and obligation of the male and female in the society.
  • To explore the evidence of actions in favour of gender parity by the female neo-literate in their daily life; and
  • To analyze the process of the literacy programme through content analysis of the text book, Chetona and Focus Group Discussion (FGD).

 

Total Literacy Movement (TLM) and Centre Based Approach (CBA) areas with literacy programme and controlled area without literacy programme exhibit varying levels of perception and knowledge of the neo-literate and non-literate in respect of gender related issues. Main reason for this uniformity of trend is that the two areas are constantly being influenced by Government development work, NGOs’ activity and issue based information communicated through Radio and television.

 


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