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A perspective on gender equality in Bangladesh (September, 2011)

This 2011 UNICEF report argues that girls are being discriminated against during the transition period between puberty and legal adulthood (10-19 years), and this is having a detrimental effect on their personal, social and economic well-being.

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National Budget: Are the commitments to the children of Bangladesh being kept? (June, 2011)

This study highlights the gaps that have existed in past Bangladeshi national budgets, focusing specifically on child-related issues. The study shows that the share of national budget resources devoted to children is low and advocates for an increase in child-related budget allocations, which will allow Bangladesh to achieve the Millennium Development Goals with equity.

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Knowledge, Attitudes, Practices and Expectations (KAPE) Study on Child Labor in Bangladesh (April, 2011)

The KAPE (Knowledge, Attitude, Practice, and Expectations) study assesses the current knowledge, attitudes, and behaviour towards child labor and helps develop a baseline, which assesses the viability of possible future interventions. It also offers recommendations on what needs to be done in order to change the existing negative social norms which surround child labor.

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Bangladesh national drinking water quality survey 2009 (March, 2011)

The Bangladesh National Drinking Water Quality Survey (NDWQS) of 2009 aims to provide disaggregated data at a district level on access to arsenic-safe water. It was produced as part of the 2009 Multiple Cluster Indication Survey (MICS) and collected drinking water samples from 15,000 households across Bangladesh. The survey found that 14.4% of shallow tube wells did not meet the Bangladesh national standard for arsenic.

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Making economic sense for arsenic mitigation (March, 2011)

This report assesses the mortality rate attributable to arsenic in Bangladesh and measures the lost productivity due to this mortality burden as a fraction of the country’s Gross Domestic Product. Using new data obtained during the 2009 Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey (MICS), the study draws on the hard-hit district of Comilla as a case study to highlight its findings.

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Facts For Life (March, 2011)

Facts For Life is a communication tool that aims to provide information on how to save and improve the lives of children. The booklet will be used by frontline workers, health professionals, teachers, media professionals and others to share life-saving messages with parents, caregivers and communities.

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The State of the World’s Children 2011: Adolescence – An Age of Opportunity (February, 2011)

The State of the World’s Children 2011: Adolescence – An Age of Opportunity examines the global state of adolescents and explores the risks and vulnerabilities of this pivotal stage. The accumulated evidence demonstrates that investing in adolescents is our best hope of breaking the intergenerational cycle of poverty and of laying the foundation for a more equitable world.

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The State of the World’s Children 2011: Executive Summary (February, 2011)

The State of the World’s Children 2011 examines the global state of adolescents; outlines the challenges they face in health, education, protection and participation. The report highlights how an investment in adolescents is key to breaking the intergenerational cycle of poverty.

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Sexual Abuse and Commercial Exploitation of Children (2011)

This publication was commissioned by UNICEF to build on past national and global efforts to tackle the sexual abuse and exploitation of children. It looks at the various ways in which sexual abuse and exploitation are currently present in Bangladeshi society, examines the consequences of such activity and evaluates existing response mechanisms.

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