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Corporate Social Responsibility of Private Banks in Bangladesh: Expectations, Achievements and Challenges

Author
Md. Fouad Hossain Sarker
Faculty of Science & Information Technology
Daffodil International University

Abstract:


This paper examines people‟s understanding, expectations and assessment of the corporate social responsibility (CSR) of private banks, especially Dutch-Bangla Bank Ltd. (DBBL), one of the largest private banks in Bangladesh. This study has been conducted among the stakeholders and beneficiaries of the Dutch Bangla Bank Limited. Surveys have been conducted using structured questionnaires to critically examine the subjective perceptions of the meaning, reasons and various aspects of CSR tasks of DBBL in Bangladesh. It has been found out that common people either do not have clear understanding about CSR activities or are not really concerned about the social responsibilities of the corporate organizations. The expected outcome of CSR activities, as has been stated in the memorandum and commitments of the corporate houses, has yet to be achieved. This study suggests that a more comprehensive and humane involvement of the common people in the CSR activities is required, which would not only fulfill the intended goals and objectives of the corporate organizations but also ensure a successful and sustainable development of the society.

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Does Microcredit Help Promote Development and Peace at the Household Level in Bangladesh?

Author
Md. Fouad Hossain Sarker
Faculty of Science & Information Technology
Daffodil International University
Muhammad Abdus Salam
Faculty of Educational Sciences
University of Oslo

Abstract:


This paper examines if microcredit for the rural poor in Bangladesh has any instrumental role in achieving development and peace at the household level. This study has been conducted among the microcredit borrowers of the Grameen Bank (GB) and Bangladesh Rural Advancement Committee (BRAC). Structured questionnaires have been used  to understand the amount of borrowing and the patterns of use of the loan. Ethnographic case studies are used to explore the ways in which micro credit and its use have impacted on the lives of the borrowers. This study has found out that microcredit has positive impact on the lives of the borrowers. The return from the microcredit investment through smallscale enterprises has contributed towards economic ease of the families, thereby contributing towards less domestic violence, gender equality and peace at the household level. Such findings, however, have yet to be established at the macro societal level through large-scale studies.

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Uprising Terrorism in Bangladesh: A Threat to Internal Security

Author
Md. Fouad Hossain Sarker
Muhammad Abdus Salam

Abstract

Terrorism affects adversely life and society in any country and similarly it creates threat to the internal security of Bangladesh. The various terrorist activities at different time, particularly afthe17th August, 2005, clearly demonstrate the need to understand this phenomenon of terrorism and to discuss how it creates itself over the issue of internal security of Bangladesh. This also facilitates the use of the study in the wider perspective, because each individual, group and state can be evaluated in the respective context. To make this study user friendly for analysis, the original structure of this paper focuses on terrorism and internal security, findings of the study and recommendations, and a brief examination of the future threat at the end of this work. We have also rationalized the information concerning the trends of terrorism nowadays. The end of the study is designed to encourage the readers to apply their understanding to correct events.

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