International Academic Research Journal of Economics and Finance (IARJEF) - ISSN : 2227-6254 (Print)

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International Academic Research Journal of Economics and Finance (IARJEF) is a Double-blind peer-reviewed quarterly journal, published by Academic Research Publishers. The journal publishes research papers in the fields of Economics , Finance, Business, Marketing, Human resource management and relevant subjects. The journal is available only on print edition and the current issue can be viewed online. Authors can also download current article from online version.

Vol No. 6 Issue 1 : March 2018
Factors Influencing Commercial Banks in Developing Entrepreneurship of SMEs in Bangladesh: A Case Study on BASIC Bank Ltd Pages From : 1-14
Author(s) : Dr. Kamrul Hasan,Dr. Firoja Akter Khanam
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    The current study has investigated the factors influencing commercial banks in developingrnentrepreneurship of SMEs in Bangladesh. The study collected opinions from 50 executivesrnof BASIC Bank on 5 point Likert Scale such as 5- strongly agree, 4-agree, 3-uncertain, 2-rndisagree and 1-strongly disagree, in order to identify the factors that influence the BASICrnBank in developing entrepreneurship in SME. The findings of the study revealed a numberrnof factors like Service Responsiveness Factor, Fund Delivery Factor, Employment of familyrnmembers and creation of new jobs Factor, Financial management skills and group identityrnFactor, Independent and keeping thyself busy Factor, Fund availability Factor and the like

“Empowering Women with Disabilities (WWD)” Pages From : 15-20
Author(s) : Mrs. Sudha, A.
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    Women are the powerful and priceless sources of the world. It is inevitablyrnimportant to provide equal rights to women on par with men in this society. Women, beingrnall-rounders face innumerable challenges in their day to day life. Predominantly, womenrnwith disabilities (WWD) are vulnerable to the situation where opportunities are deniedrnentirely. Women with disabilities are also responsible to promote the development of thernfamily, society and the country in spite of their difficulties but the troubles that they undergornare invisible and uncountable. This paper attempts to shed light on the problems faced byrnWWD and the strategies to overcome the same with self-assistance. WWD need to be awarernthat they deserve the rights to gain access for equal opportunity, live independently andrnparticipate fully in all aspects of life in an inclusive society. Various readings show thatrnpeople with disabilities in general face difficulties in entering the open labour market, butrnseen from a gender perspective, men with disabilities are almost twice more likely to havernjobs than disabled women as stated by (Reilly,2003; ILO,2007). Women with disabilities arernnot mostly accepted in the community to take up the career as they are regarded asrnincapable of overcoming the limitations. WWD possess the right to education, rehabilitation,rnlabour protection, and health care as they are the productive members of the society too.rnWWD who are exposed to violence, should unlock the handcuffs in form of emotional,rnphysical and mental disturbances by: laying emphasize on self-development, being aware ofrnthe rights of PWD, gaining the knowledge of accessible India campaign, daring to get theirrnrights etc. to become successful in their personal and professional life.

Evaluation of Training Program of Farmer Field School under Agriculture and Food Security Project-II in Khagrachari Hill District, Bangladesh Pages From : 21-37
Author(s) : C.M. Atiqur Rhaman
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    By close collaboration of CHTDF-UNDP and All Hill District Council, Agriculture andrnFood Security Project (AFSP) has been implementing in Chittagong Hill Tracts. Thernproject is continuing mainly depending upon motivation of grass-root level farmers tornreplicate Farmer Field School Knowledge by some Upazila wise recruited FarmerrnFacilitators (FF) whom again followed and monitored by Upazila FFS coordinatorrn(UFFSC) at Upazila level and all FFs are gaining backstopping support by technicallyrnsound Master Trainer (MT). In beginning of the project, project area where to implementrnproject was selected by respective union parisad (UP) and an overall orientation onrnproject was given to para community people, simultaneously para development planrn(PDP) also carried out through Focus Group Discussion (FGD) by the project team.rnThen Farmer Facilitator (FF) was employed to carry out grass root level training onrnhomestead agricultural production (agri/livestock/fisheries) and basic nutritionalrnconcept also. Small amount fund budgeted BDT. 24,000/= is given to each Farmer FieldrnSchool only for costing in training material and training necessaries. The FFs wererntrained up (FF-ToT) by Master trainers on various agricultural issuesrn(agri/livestock/fisheries) for duration of total 60 days splitting into 6 spells. Each spell isrnconsisting of 10 days. On the other hand, MTs were also trained up (MT-ToT) by expertrnMaster Facilitator (MF) from IFMC component of Department of agriculture extensionrn(DAE) for 40 days splitting into 4 spells. Now core issues on MT-ToT and FF-ToT trainingrnto be analyzed and evaluated under this study and recommend possible necessaryrnsteps to be taken if any.