Global Development & Research Initiative (GDRI)

Dedicated for Research & Development


Training on "How to improve lessons plan"
Total participants will be 280 teachers.

Date: 10th May, 2017 

Location: Chandkhali union Porisodh auditorium, GDRI own office premises, Tala union Porisodh auditorium, union & Dumuriya Porisodh auditorium

Seminar on “Early Childhood Parental Intervention & Parental Invlovement in Bangladesh"   Speaker: Dr.Asadul Islam Associate professor, Monash University, Australia
Venue: CSS Ava center, Khulna


"Investing in our Future: The Early Childhood Intervention and Parental Involvement in Bangladesh"  
Date: 21-29 March, 2017.  Teachers attend a six days training program. Each day two sessions was carried out to prepare teachers for teaching children and for home visit.  

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Can microcredit improve food security among the rural poor?
Asad Islam, Chandana Maitra, Debayan Pakrashi and Russell Smyth

Published by: Ideas for India

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Primary and secondary education: What's happening on the ground 

Asad Islam

Published by: The Financial Express

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The Early Childhood Intervention and Parental Involvement in Bangladesh

Early childhood is widely recognised as a critical phase of human development, and interventions targeted at this stage have a farther reaching impact than those targeted later in life. Preschool education has been found to confer significant benefits on children in developed countries.

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Can engaging parents lead to better educational outcomes for Bangladeshi children?

Parents play an important role in the education of their children. In rural communities in Bangladesh, simple interventions, such as conducting regular face-to-face meetings between teachers and parents has had significant outcomes for primary school children.                                            

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Technology Adoption, System of Rice Intensification and Food Security in Rural Bangladesh 

SRI is a rice management practice aimed at increasing the yield of rice produced in farming. It has increased rice production in developing countries by up to 80%. Although SRI has been introduced at a small, pilot scale in some locations in Bangladesh, adoption and diffusion rates appear to be low, as appears true in other countries. Given its purported productivity and earnings potential, low uptake of SRI technology seems rather puzzling.

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