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  • Adelman, Sarah W.; Daniel O. Gilligan; and Kim Lehrer (2008) How Effective are Food for Education
    Programs? A Critical Assessment of the Evidence from Developing Countries (Washington, DC, USA:
    International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), IFPRI Food Policy Review, No. 9).
  • Alam, Mahmudul; assisted by Johirul Islam Mullick and Irene Parvin (eds.) (2008) Bangladesh education in
    transition : policy, performance, way forward (Dhaka, Bangladesh: D.Net (Development Research
    Network; Distributor: A. H. Development Pub. House)).
  • Al-Samarrai, Samer (2009) “Education Spending and Equity in Bangladesh”, in: Ambar Narayan and
    Hassan Zaman (eds.) Breaking Down Poverty in Bangladesh (Dhaka: University Press Limited), pp. 195-
    231.
  • Andaleeb, Syed Saad (2008) “Knowledge Generation in Nation Building: A Vision for Higher Education in
    Bangladesh”, Paper presented at the Conference on "Bangladesh in the 21st Century" at Harvard
    University, Cambridge, MA (June 13-14, 2008).
  • Asadullah, Mohammad Niaz (2009) “Returns to Private and Public Education in Bangladesh and Pakistan:
    A Comparative Analysis”, Journal of Asian Economics, Vol. 20, No. 1, pp. 77-86; also published as Queen
    Elizabeth House (QEH) Working Paper Series, No. QEHWPS167 (Oxford, UK: University of Oxford).
  • Bhola, H. S. (2009) “Reconstructing literacy as an innovation for sustainable development: A policy
    advocacy for Bangladesh”, International Journal of Lifelong Education, Vol. 28, No. 3 (May), pp. 371-382.
  • Haque, Ehsanul (2009) “Sun Child Program: providing education, preventing school drop out and
    breaking the cycle of poverty for underprivileged children in Bangladesh”, Paper presented at the
    Conference on Ideas and Innovations for the Development of Bangladesh: The Next Decade, Harvard
    University, Cambridge, MA, USA (October 9-10).
  • Islam, Ishrat and Adil M. Khan (2009) “Education in Bangladesh: A Study from a Spatial Perspective”,
    Paper presented at the Conference on Ideas and Innovations for the Development of Bangladesh: The
    Next Decade, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, USA (October 9-10).
  • Iversen, Vegard and Richard Palmer-Jones (2008) “Literacy Sharing, Assortative Mating, or What?
    Labour Market Advantages and Proximate Illiteracy Revisited”, The Journal of Development Studies, Vol.
    44, No. 6 (July), pp. 797-838.
  • Kabeer, Naila and Simeen Mahmud (2009) “Imagining the Future: Children, Education and
    Intergenerational Transmission of Poverty in Urban Bangladesh”, IDS Bulletin, Vol. 40, No. 1, pp. 10-21.
  • Khaled, Shafi A. (2009) “A Proposal for the Primary Vocational Education Portion of a Two-tiered
    Vocational Education System serving Informally Educated Students and Potential Dropouts”, Paper
    presented at the Conference on Ideas and Innovations for the Development of Bangladesh: The Next
    Decade, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, USA (October 9-10).
  • Khan, Halimur R. (2009) “Population Growth Projections for Bangladesh from 2000 to 2025: Policy
    Implications for Education”, Journal of Bangladesh Studies, Vol. 11, No. 1, pp. 25-35.
  • Khanam, Rasheda (2008) “Child labour and school attendance: evidence from Bangladesh”, International
    Journal of Social Economics, Vol. 35, Nos. 1/2, pp. 77-98.
  • Maddox, Bryan (2010) Marginal returns: re-thinking mobility and educational benefit in contexts of chronic
    poverty; Compare, Vol. 40, No. 2 (March), pp. 213-222.
  • Maekawa, Tsukasa (2010) Keeping Education's Promise | Manila, The Philippines: Asian Development
    Bank (ADB), Media Center, Feature Stories (July 15); http://www.adb.org/documents/feature-
    stories/2010/ban-education-promise.asp.
  • Monzoor, Shahorin and Dewan Muhammad Humayun Kabir (2008) Primary Education in Bangladesh --
    Streams, Disparities and Pathways for Unified System, Dhaka, Bangladesh: Unnayan Onneshan - the
    Innovators.
  • Moore, Anna C.; Sadika Akhter; and Frances E. Aboud (2008) “Evaluating an improved quality preschool
    program in rural Bangladesh”, International Journal of Educational Development, Vol. 28, No. 2, pp. 118-
    131.
  • Nath, Samir Ranjan and A. Mushtaque R Chowdhury (eds.) (2010) Qualitative Methods in Educational
    Research: Studies from BRAC (Dhaka, Bangladesh: BRAC).
  • Nath, Samir Ranjan; Md. Mahbubul Kabir; Kazi Saleh Ahmed; Gautam Roy; Awlad Hossain; S. M. Nurul
    Alam; Fazlul Karim Chowdhury; and Amina Mahbub (2011) Exploring low performance in education: the
    case of Sylhet division (Dhaka, Bangladesh: Campaign for Popular Education).
  • Oulai, Dramane and Isabel da Costa (eds.); Dilruba Begum; Radha Raman Bhoumick; and Md. Zafar
    Ullah Khan (2009) Education budgeting in Bangladesh, Nepal and Sri Lanka -- Resource management for
    prioritization and control (Paris, France: International Institute for Educational Training).
  • Rose, Pauline (2009) “NGO provision of basic education: alternative or complementary service delivery to
    support access to the excluded?“, Compare, Vol. 39, No. 2 (March), pp. 219-233.
  • Sakurai, Keiko and Fariba Adelkhah (eds.)(2011) Moral economy of the madrasa : Islam and education
    today (Abingdon, UK and New York, NY, USA: Routledge).
  • Sarker, Profulla and Gareth Davey (2009) “Exclusion of indigenous children from primary education in the
    Rajshahi Division of northwestern Bangladesh”, International Journal of Inclusive Education, Vol. 13, No. 1
    (February), pp. 1-11.
  • Shafiq, M. Najeeb (2009) “A reversal of educational fortune? Educational gender gaps in Bangladesh”,
    Journal of International Development, Vol. 21, No. 1, pp. 137-155.
  • Tanvir, Mohammad Muntasim (2010) Education in Bangladesh: A continuum of learning or a dichotomous
    system?, Development, Vol. 53, No. 4 (December), pp. 475-478.
  • Taposh, Deen and Zhenjiang Lin (2009) “Returns to Education: Estimates from Two Countries”, available
    at website of Social Science Research Network (SSRN).
  • Uddin, Layli; Manzoor Ahmed; and Altaf Hossain (2009) Child labour and education in Bangladesh :
    current practices and policy recommendations (Geneva, Switzerland: International Labour Office (ILO)).
  • World Bank (2008) Bangladesh - Post-Literacy and Continuing Education for Human Development
    Project, (Washington, DC, USA: World Bank, Implementation Completion and Results Report, No. ICR795
    (July)).
  • World Bank (2008) Education for All in Bangladesh: Where Does Bangladesh Stand in Achieving the EFA
    Goals by 2015? (Washington, DC, USA: World Bank, Bangladesh Development Series (BDS), Paper No.
    24 (April)).
  • World Bank (2009) Bangladesh - Higher Education Quality Enhancement Project (Washington, DC, USA:
    World Bank, Report No. 44827 (Project Appraisal Document, February)).
  • World Bank (2010) Bangladesh - Primary Education Development Program Project (Washington, DC,
    USA: World Bank, Project Information Document, No. AB5680; April).
  • World Bank (2010) Bangladesh - Primary Education Development Support Project (Washington, DC,
    USA: World Bank, Integrated Safeguards Data Sheet, No. AC5354; August).
  • World Bank (2011) Bangladesh - Third Primary Education Development Program Project (Washington,
    DC, USA: World Bank, Project Information Document, AB6477; March 18).
  • Zia-Us-Sabur and Manzoor Ahmed (2010) Multiple providers and access to primary education: The case
    of Bangladesh; Prospects, Vol. 40, No. 3 (September), pp. 393-415 (An UNESCO publication).
Publications of the Moment

Recognizing September 8, 2011 as
International Literacy Day
the BDRC provides
a list of new publications
related to literacy in Bangladesh