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List of Abbreviations

ABCN

Area Based Community Nutrition

ACC

Anti-Corruption Commission

ADB

Asian Development Bank

ADP

Annual Development Programme

ADR

Alternate Dispute Resolution

AIDS

Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome

AMC

Alternative Medical Care

ANC

Ante-Natal Care

APD

Academy for Planning and Development

BADC

Bangladesh Agricultural Development Corporation

BARI

Bangladesh Agriculture Research Institute

BB

Bangladesh Bank

BBC

Bangladesh Biman Corporation

BBS

Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics

BCC

Behaviour Change Communication

BCSIR

Bangladesh Council for Science and Industrial Research

BDHS

Bangladesh Demographic and Health Survey

BDR

Bangladesh Rifles

BELA

Bangladesh Environmental Lawyers Association

BEPZA

Bangladesh Export Processing Zone Authority

BGMEA

Bangladesh Garments Manufacturers and Exporters Association

BIDS

Bangladesh Institute of Development Studies

BINP

Bangladesh Integrated Nutrition Project

BIWTA

Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Authority

BIWTC

Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Corporation

BKMEA

Bangladesh Knitwear Manufacturers and Exporters Association

BMD

Bangladesh Meteorological Department

BMET

Bangladesh Manpower, Employment and Training

BOGMC

Bangladesh Oil-Gas and Mineral Corporation

BOI

Board of Investment

BOU

Bangladesh Open University

BPDB

Bangladesh Power Development Board

BR

Bangladesh Railway

BRAC

Bangladesh Rural Advancement Committee

BRDB

Bangladesh Rural Development Board

BRRI

Bangladesh Rice Research Institute

BRTA

Bangladesh Road Transport Authority

BRTC

Bangladesh Road Transport Corporation

BSCIC

Bangladesh Small and Cottage Industries Corporation

BSTI

Bangladesh Standards and Testing Institution

BTMA

Bangladesh Textile Manufacturers Association

BTRC

Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission

BTTB

Bangladesh Telephone and Telegraph Board

CAB

Consumers' Association of Bangladesh

CBN

Cost of Basic Need

CBO

Community Based Organization

CBW

Central Bonded Warehouse

CCI&E

Chief Controller of Import and Export

CD

Cabinet Division /Children Directorate

CEDAW

Convention for Eliminating Disparity Against Women

CHT

Chittagong Hill Tracts

CLS

Child Labour Survey

CMR

Child Mortality Rate

CNG

Compressed Natural Gas

CNU

Community Nutrition Unit

CPA

Chittagong Port Authority

CPR

Contraceptive Prevalence Rate

CRC

Convention on the Rights of the Child

CSO

Civil Society Organisation

DAE

Department of Agricultural Extension

DAM

Department of Agricultural Marketing

DC

Divisional Commissioner

DCI

Direct Calorie Intake

DESA

Dhaka Electric Supply Authority

DESCO

Dhaka Electric Supply Company

DHS

Demographic and Health Survey

DLS

Department of Livestock Services

DoF

Department of Fisheries/Department of Forest

DOTS

Directly Observed Treatments

DP

Development Partner

DPE

Department of Primary Education

DPO

Disabled People's Organizations

DSHE

Directorate of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education

DSL

Debt Service Liabilities

DTCB

Dhaka Transport Co-ordination Board

ECA

Ecologically Critical Area

ECDP

Early Childhood Development and Pre-school

EIA

Environmental Impact Assessment

EOC

Essential Obstetric Care

EmOC

Emergency Obstetric Care

EMRD

Energy and Mineral Resources Division

EPB

Export Promotion Bureau

EPI

Expanded Programme for Immunization

EPZ

Export Processing Zone

ERC

Energy Regulatory Commission

ERD

Economic Relations Division

ESD

Essential Service Delivery

EU

European Union

FA

Field Assistant

FAO

Food and Agriculture Organization

FCD

Flood Control and Drainage

FCDI

Flood Control Drainage and Irrigation

FD

Finance Division

FDI

Foreign Direct Investment

FEI

Food Energy Intake

FMU

Financial Monitoring Unit

FSSAP

Female Secondary School Assistance Project

FTA

Free Trade Area

FY

Fiscal Year

GDP

Gross Domestic Product

GED

General Economics Division

GIE

Gini Income Elasticity

GIS

Geographic Information System

GMC

Global Movement for Children

GOB

Government of Bangladesh

GSP

Generalized System of Preference

GTCL

Gas Transmission Company Limited

HES

Household Expenditure Survey

HIES

Household Income and Expenditure Survey

HIV

Human Immune Virus

HNP

Health, Nutrition and Population

HNPSP

Health, Nutrition and Population Sector Programme

HRD

Human Resource Development

HSC

Higher Secondary School Certificate

HYV

High Yielding Variety

ICD

Inland Container Depot

ICT

Information and Communication Technology

IDA

International Development Agency

IFPRI

International Food Policy Research Institute

IGTI

Inequality-Growth Trade-off Index

ILO

International Labour Organization

IMCI

Integrated Management of Childhood Illness

IMED

Implementation Monitoring and Evaluation Division

IMF

International Monetary Fund

IMR

Infant Mortality Rate

IP

Indigenous People

IPM

Integrated Poverty Measure/ Integrated Pest Management

IPO

Import Policy Order

IPP

Independent Power Producer

IPR

Intellectual Property Rights

I-PRSP

Interim Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper

IRD

Internal Resources Division

ISACPA

Independent South Asian Commission on Poverty Alleviation

ISO

International Standard Organization

IT

Information Technology

ITC

International Trade Centre

ITES

ICT Training and Enabled Service

LAN

Local Area Network

LB

Live Birth

LC

Letter of Credit

LCG

Local Consultative Group

LDC

Least Developed Country

LFS

Labour Force Survey

LGD

Local Government Division

LGED

Local Government Engineering Division

LGI

Local Government Institution

MC

Micro-credit

MCI

Micro-credit Institutions

MDG

Millennium Development Goal

MFA

Multi Fibre Arrangement

MFI

Micro Finance Institution

MFN

Most Favoured Nations

MIS

Management Information System

MMR

Maternal Mortality Rate

MoA

Ministry of Agriculture

MoC

Ministry of Commerce/ Ministry of Communications

MoCA

Ministry of Cultural Affairs

MoCAT

Ministry of Civil Aviation & Tourism

MoCHTA

Ministry of Chittagong Hill Tracts Affairs

MoD

Ministry of Defence

MoE

Ministry of Education/ Ministry of Establishment

MoEF

Ministry of Environment and Forest

MoEWOE

Ministry of Expatriates' Welfare and Overseas Employment

MoF

Ministry of Finance

MoFA

Ministry of Foreign Affairs

MoFDM

Ministry of Food and Disaster Management

MoFL

Ministry of Fisheries & Livestock

MoHA

Ministry of Home Affairs

MoHFW

Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

MoHPW

Ministry of Housing and Public Works

MoI

Ministry of Industries/ Ministry of Information

MoJT

Ministry of Jute and Textiles

MoL

Ministry of Land

MoLE

Ministry of Labour and Employment

MoLGRDC

Ministry of Local Government, Rural Development & Cooperatives

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MoLJPA

Ministry of Law, Justice & Parliamentary Affairs

MoLWA

Ministry of Liberation War Affairs

MoP

Ministry of Planning

MoPEMR

Ministry of Power, Energy & Mineral Resources

MoPME

Ministry of Primary & Mass Education

MoPT

Ministry of Posts & Telecommunications

MoRA

Ministry of Religious Affairs

MoS

Ministry of Shipping

MoSICT

Ministry of Science and Information & Communication Technology

MoSW

Ministry of Social Welfare

MoWCA

Ministry of Women and Children Affairs

MoWR

Ministry of Water Resources

MoYS

Ministry of Youth & Sports

MP

Member of Parliament

MPA

Mongla Port Authority

MSME

Micro, Small and Medium Enterprise

MTMF

Medium Term Macro Framework

MW

Mega Watt

MWCA

Ministry of Women and Children Affairs

NAP

National Action Plan

NAPE

National Academy for Primary Education

NARS

National Agricultural Research System

NBR

National Board of Revenue

NCB

Nationalized Commercial Bank

NCC

National Co-ordination Council

NEC

National Economic Council

NEP

National Energy Policy

NFE

Non Formal Education

NGO

Non Government Organization

NIPSOM

National Institute of Preventive and Social Medicine

NMR

Neonatal Mortality Rate

NMT

Non-motorized Transport

NNP

National Nutrition Programme

NPFP

National Poverty Focal Point

NPL

Non Performing Loan

NRR

Net Reproduction Rate

NSC

National Steering Committee (for preparation of PRSP)

NSS

National Skills Standard

NWMP

National Water Management Plan

NWP

National Water Policy

OCC

One-stop Crises Centre

ORT

Oral Re-hydration Therapy

PAPR

Partnership Agreement on Poverty Reduction

PBS

Palli Biddut Samity ( Rural Electricity Co-operative of REB)

PC

Planning Commission

PD

Planning Division / Programming Division

PEDP

Primary Education and Development Programme

PGCB

Power Grid Company of Bangladesh

PKSF

Palli Karma Sahayak Foundation

PMAP

Post-MFA Action Programme

PMS

Poverty Monitoring Survey

PMO

Prime Minister's Office

PNC

Post Natal Care

PD

Power Division

PPRC

Power and Participation Research Centre

PRS

Poverty Reduction Strategy

PRSP

Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper

RDCD

Rural Development and Cooperatives Division

REB

Rural Electrification Board

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RHD

Roads and Highways Department

RLF

Revolving Loan Fund

RMG

Ready Made Garment

RMP

Road maintenance Programme

RNF

Rural Non-Farm

RNFA

Rural Non-Farm Activity

RNFE

Rural Non-Farm Economy

ROO

Rules of Origin

RTA

Regional Trade Arrangements

SAARC

South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation

SARA

Social Association for Rural Advancement

SBA

Skilled Birth Attendant

SBU

Strategic Business Unit

SDGs

SAARC Development Goals

SESIP

Secondary Education Sector Improvement Project

SEC

Securities and Exchange Commission

SMC

School Management Committee

SME

Small and Medium Enterprise

SOE

State Owned Enterprise

SPARSO

Space Research and Remote Sensing Organization

SPM

Suspended Particulate Matters

SSC

Secondary School Certificate

SSN

Social Safety-Net

SSNP

Social Safety Net Programme

STD

Sexually Transmitted Diseases

STW

Shallow Tube Well

TB

Tuberculosis

TBA

Trained Birth Attendant

TFR

Total Fertility Rate

TTC

Teachers Training College

TVET

Technical and Vocational Education and Training

TYRIP

Three Year Rolling Investment Programme

U2PEM

Under Two Protein Energy Malnutrition

U5MR

Under Five Mortality Rate

UGC

University Grants Commission

UHC

Upazila Health Complex

UHFWC

Union Health and Family Welfare Centre

UNDP

United Nations Development Programme

UP

Union Parishad

VAT

Value Added Tax

VAW

Violence Against Women

VDP

Village Defense Party

VGD

Vulnerable Group Development

VGF

Vulnerable Group Feeding

WID

Women in Development

VOIP

Voice Over Internet Protocol

VRS

Vital Registration Statistics

VSAT

Very Small Aperture Terminal

VTE

Vocational and Technical Education

WAN

Wide Area Network

WARPO

Water Resource Planning Organization

WHO

World Health Organization

WSS

Water and Sanitation Sector

WTO

World Trade Organization

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