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List of Abbreviations

ABCN ACC ADB ADP ADR AIDS AMC ANC APD BADC BARI BB BBC BBS BCC BCSIR BDHS BDR BELA BEPZA BGMEA BIDS BINP BIWTA BIWTC BKMEA BMD BMET BOGMC BOI BOU BPDB BR BRAC BRDB BRRI BRTA BRTC BSCIC BSTI BTMA BTRC BTTB CAB CBN CBO CBW CCI&E CD CEDAW CHT CLS CMR CNG CNU CPA CPR Area Based Community Nutrition Anti-Corruption Commission Asian Development Bank Annual Development Programme Alternate Dispute Resolution Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome Alternative Medical Care Ante-Natal Care Academy for Planning and Development Bangladesh Agricultural Development Corporation Bangladesh Agriculture Research Institute Bangladesh Bank Bangladesh Biman Corporation Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics Behaviour Change Communication Bangladesh Council for Science and Industrial Research Bangladesh Demographic and Health Survey Bangladesh Rifles Bangladesh Environmental Lawyers Association Bangladesh Export Processing Zone Authority Bangladesh Garments Manufacturers and Exporters Association Bangladesh Institute of Development Studies Bangladesh Integrated Nutrition Project Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Authority Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Corporation Bangladesh Knitwear Manufacturers and Exporters Association Bangladesh Meteorological Department Bangladesh Manpower, Employment and Training Bangladesh Oil-Gas and Mineral Corporation Board of Investment Bangladesh Open University Bangladesh Power Development Board Bangladesh Railway Bangladesh Rural Advancement Committee Bangladesh Rural Development Board Bangladesh Rice Research Institute Bangladesh Road Transport Authority Bangladesh Road Transport Corporation Bangladesh Small and Cottage Industries Corporation Bangladesh Standards and Testing Institution Bangladesh Textile Manufacturers Association Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission Bangladesh Telephone and Telegraph Board Consumers' Association of Bangladesh Cost of Basic Need Community Based Organization Central Bonded Warehouse Chief Controller of Import and Export Cabinet Division /Children Directorate Convention for Eliminating Disparity Against Women Chittagong Hill Tracts Child Labour Survey Child Mortality Rate Compressed Natural Gas Community Nutrition Unit Chittagong Port Authority Contraceptive Prevalence Rate

CRC CSO DAE DAM DC DCI DESA DESCO DHS DLS DoF DOTS DP DPE DPO DSHE DSL DTCB ECA ECDP EIA EOC EmOC EMRD EPB EPI EPZ ERC ERD ESD EU FA FAO FCD FCDI FD FDI FEI FMU FSSAP FTA FY GDP GED GIE GIS GMC GOB GSP GTCL HES HIES HIV HNP HNPSP HRD HSC HYV ICD

Convention on the Rights of the Child Civil Society Organisation Department of Agricultural Extension Department of Agricultural Marketing Divisional Commissioner Direct Calorie Intake Dhaka Electric Supply Authority Dhaka Electric Supply Company Demographic and Health Survey Department of Livestock Services Department of Fisheries/Department of Forest Directly Observed Treatments Development Partner Department of Primary Education Disabled People's Organizations Directorate of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education Debt Service Liabilities Dhaka Transport Co-ordination Board Ecologically Critical Area Early Childhood Development and Pre-school Environmental Impact Assessment Essential Obstetric Care Emergency Obstetric Care Energy and Mineral Resources Division Export Promotion Bureau Expanded Programme for Immunization Export Processing Zone Energy Regulatory Commission Economic Relations Division Essential Service Delivery European Union Field Assistant Food and Agriculture Organization Flood Control and Drainage Flood Control Drainage and Irrigation Finance Division Foreign Direct Investment Food Energy Intake Financial Monitoring Unit Female Secondary School Assistance Project Free Trade Area Fiscal Year Gross Domestic Product General Economics Division Gini Income Elasticity Geographic Information System Global Movement for Children Government of Bangladesh Generalized System of Preference Gas Transmission Company Limited Household Expenditure Survey Household Income and Expenditure Survey Human Immune Virus Health, Nutrition and Population Health, Nutrition and Population Sector Programme Human Resource Development Higher Secondary School Certificate High Yielding Variety Inland Container Depot

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ICT IDA IFPRI IGTI ILO IMCI IMED IMF IMR IP IPM IPO IPP IPR I-PRSP IRD ISACPA ISO IT ITC ITES LAN LB LC LCG LDC LFS LGD LGED LGI MC MCI MDG MFA MFI MFN MIS MMR MoA MoC MoCA MoCAT MoCHTA MoD MoE MoEF MoEWOE MoF MoFA MoFDM MoFL MoHA MoHFW MoHPW MoI MoJT MoL MoLE MoLGRDC

Information and Communication Technology International Development Agency International Food Policy Research Institute Inequality-Growth Trade-off Index International Labour Organization Integrated Management of Childhood Illness Implementation Monitoring and Evaluation Division International Monetary Fund Infant Mortality Rate Indigenous People Integrated Poverty Measure/ Integrated Pest Management Import Policy Order Independent Power Producer Intellectual Property Rights Interim Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper Internal Resources Division Independent South Asian Commission on Poverty Alleviation International Standard Organization Information Technology International Trade Centre ICT Training and Enabled Service Local Area Network Live Birth Letter of Credit Local Consultative Group Least Developed Country Labour Force Survey Local Government Division Local Government Engineering Division Local Government Institution Micro-credit Micro-credit Institutions Millennium Development Goal Multi Fibre Arrangement Micro Finance Institution Most Favoured Nations Management Information System Maternal Mortality Rate Ministry of Agriculture Ministry of Commerce/ Ministry of Communications Ministry of Cultural Affairs Ministry of Civil Aviation & Tourism Ministry of Chittagong Hill Tracts Affairs Ministry of Defence Ministry of Education/ Ministry of Establishment Ministry of Environment and Forest Ministry of Expatriates' Welfare and Overseas Employment Ministry of Finance Ministry of Foreign Affairs Ministry of Food and Disaster Management Ministry of Fisheries & Livestock Ministry of Home Affairs Ministry of Health and Family Welfare Ministry of Housing and Public Works Ministry of Industries/ Ministry of Information Ministry of Jute and Textiles Ministry of Land Ministry of Labour and Employment Ministry of Local Government, Rural Development & Cooperatives

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MoLJPA MoLWA MoP MoPEMR MoPME MoPT MoRA MoS MoSICT MoSW MoWCA MoWR MoYS MP MPA MSME MTMF MW MWCA NAP NAPE NARS NBR NCB NCC NEC NEP NFE NGO NIPSOM NMR NMT NNP NPFP NPL NRR NSC NSS NWMP NWP OCC ORT PAPR PBS PC PD PEDP PGCB PKSF PMAP PMS PMO PNC PD PPRC PRS PRSP RDCD REB

Ministry of Law, Justice & Parliamentary Affairs Ministry of Liberation War Affairs Ministry of Planning Ministry of Power, Energy & Mineral Resources Ministry of Primary & Mass Education Ministry of Posts & Telecommunications Ministry of Religious Affairs Ministry of Shipping Ministry of Science and Information & Communication Technology Ministry of Social Welfare Ministry of Women and Children Affairs Ministry of Water Resources Ministry of Youth & Sports Member of Parliament Mongla Port Authority Micro, Small and Medium Enterprise Medium Term Macro Framework Mega Watt Ministry of Women and Children Affairs National Action Plan National Academy for Primary Education National Agricultural Research System National Board of Revenue Nationalized Commercial Bank National Co-ordination Council National Economic Council National Energy Policy Non Formal Education Non Government Organization National Institute of Preventive and Social Medicine Neonatal Mortality Rate Non-motorized Transport National Nutrition Programme National Poverty Focal Point Non Performing Loan Net Reproduction Rate National Steering Committee (for preparation of PRSP) National Skills Standard National Water Management Plan National Water Policy One-stop Crises Centre Oral Re-hydration Therapy Partnership Agreement on Poverty Reduction Palli Biddut Samity ( Rural Electricity Co-operative of REB) Planning Commission Planning Division / Programming Division Primary Education and Development Programme Power Grid Company of Bangladesh Palli Karma Sahayak Foundation Post-MFA Action Programme Poverty Monitoring Survey Prime Minister's Office Post Natal Care Power Division Power and Participation Research Centre Poverty Reduction Strategy Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper Rural Development and Cooperatives Division Rural Electrification Board

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RHD RLF RMG RMP RNF RNFA RNFE ROO RTA SAARC SARA SBA SBU SDGs SESIP SEC SMC SME SOE SPARSO SPM SSC SSN SSNP STD STW TB TBA TFR TTC TVET TYRIP U2PEM U5MR UGC UHC UHFWC UNDP UP VAT VAW VDP VGD VGF WID VOIP VRS VSAT VTE WAN WARPO WHO WSS WTO

Roads and Highways Department Revolving Loan Fund Ready Made Garment Road maintenance Programme Rural Non-Farm Rural Non-Farm Activity Rural Non-Farm Economy Rules of Origin Regional Trade Arrangements South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation Social Association for Rural Advancement Skilled Birth Attendant Strategic Business Unit SAARC Development Goals Secondary Education Sector Improvement Project Securities and Exchange Commission School Management Committee Small and Medium Enterprise State Owned Enterprise Space Research and Remote Sensing Organization Suspended Particulate Matters Secondary School Certificate Social Safety-Net Social Safety Net Programme Sexually Transmitted Diseases Shallow Tube Well Tuberculosis Trained Birth Attendant Total Fertility Rate Teachers Training College Technical and Vocational Education and Training Three Year Rolling Investment Programme Under Two Protein Energy Malnutrition Under Five Mortality Rate University Grants Commission Upazila Health Complex Union Health and Family Welfare Centre United Nations Development Programme Union Parishad Value Added Tax Violence Against Women Village Defense Party Vulnerable Group Development Vulnerable Group Feeding Women in Development Voice Over Internet Protocol Vital Registration Statistics Very Small Aperture Terminal Vocational and Technical Education Wide Area Network Water Resource Planning Organization World Health Organization Water and Sanitation Sector World Trade Organization

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