Bangladesh Journal of Multidisciplinary Scientific Research <div id="content">&nbsp;</div> en-US (Editor-in-Chief) (Help Desk) Sun, 13 Feb 2022 00:00:00 +0000 OJS 60 ARE FOREIGN AID AND ECONOMIC GROWTH POSITIVELY RELATED? EMPIRICAL EVIDENCE FROM BANGLADESH <p><em>As an emerging country, the progress of Bangladesh is highly promising. Foreign aid may be one of the key players fueling such advancement. The note is an attempt to examine the effect of foreign aid on the economic growth of Bangladesh. With a view to fulfill our objective, the study employs annual time series data during the period of 1971 to 2019. It has used some econometric tools i.e., Unit Root Tests and OLS Methods to process the collected data. The dependent variable is Gross Domestic Product (GDP) while other independent variables i.e., Foreign Aid (ODA), Gross Capital Formation (GCF), Population (POP), and Education (EDU). The test results confirmed that GDP growth is positively related to foreign aid, gross capital formation, and education, but negatively related to population. In Bangladesh, if foreign aid increases by 1% then the GDP growth, gross capital formation, and education rate will accelerate to 0.1988%, 0.6015%, and 0.0652% respectively. So it is evident that foreign aid plays a propitious role to progress the economic growth of Bangladesh. It is a crying need to swell up effectiveness, transparency, proper accountability in allocation, and stronger management of aid inflows to speed up economic growth.</em></p> <p><strong>JEL Classification Codes: </strong>F2, I2, O4.</p> Shahadat Hussain, Md. Habibur Rahman ##submission.copyrightStatement## Sun, 13 Feb 2022 14:53:25 +0000 INVESTIGATING THE EFFECT OF COVID-19 ON HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT AND NON-FINANCIAL JOB SATISFACTION: EMPIRICAL EVIDENCE FROM THE RMG SECTOR OF BANGLADESH <p><em>This study aims to assess the impact on Human Resource Management (HRM) practices of the Ready-made Garments Sector, evaluate major changes due to COVID-19 in HRM, and examine employees' non-financial job satisfaction during COVID-19. This study collected data from 100 randomly selected respondents from Ready-made Garments of Bangladesh to accomplish these objectives. The findings show that job satisfaction (non-financial) has positive significant (p&lt;0.05) relation with working environment conditions (WEC) and also has a positive significant (p&lt;0.05) association with employee management relationship (EMR). In contrast, a similar positive correlation is also found between WEC and EMR. However, during COVID-19, non-financial job satisfaction, including hand sanitizer, soap, masks, sick leave, health safety issues, etc., was increased and indicated a satisfactory rank. This suggests that most firms maintain health issues, safety, and others during a pandemic, which enhances non-financial job satisfaction. On the contrary, financial benefits are reduced, loss of jobs, and lack of job safety increases, which cannot be ignored. Moreover, this study also recommends several policies that may improve the employees' productivity and the industry as a whole.</em></p> <p><strong>JEL Classification Codes: </strong>G32, F65, L66, L25, M41.</p> Md. Azmir Sharif, Md. Atiqur Rahman, Mita Rani Mallik ##submission.copyrightStatement## Wed, 27 Jul 2022 19:04:07 +0000 ANAEMIA AMONG THE ADOLESCENT, NON-PREGNANT AND PREGNANT WOMEN IN THE RURAL NORTHERN BANGLADESH <p style="text-align: justify;"><em>The study investigates the nutritional deficiency resulting in anemia among girls and women in northern Bangladesh. The severity of the anemia problem was measured by observing the anemia patient who visited two Clinics in Dinajpur Sadar Upazila. In a cross-sectional survey of 120 rural non-pregnant pregnant women and adolescents, severe anemia (Hb&lt;7.0 g/dL) was uncommon. Data on socio-demographic and weekly diet diversity was collected by questionnaire survey during May and June 2021 in health care centers randomly among those women and adolescents. The study found that 37.0% suffered moderate anemia (Hb=7.0-9.9g/dl), and 83% sustained mild anemia (Hb=10-12g/dl). When evaluating the effect of iron-rich food consumption on hemoglobin concentration, a difference was found in daily or weekly dose schedules. The study showed that 81.7% of participants suffered from prolonged menstrual bleeding, and the remaining 18.3% didn't. As menorrhagia can cause iron deficiency anemia, differences were found in hemoglobin levels. In the case of the moderate anemic group, the major percentage had prolonged menstrual bleeding and also suffered from dysphagia, glossitis, and cheilitis. Mild anemia is higher in the low monthly household food expenditure group. The findings of the study suggest that socio-economic factors influence anemia. </em></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">JEL Classification Codes: I18, H51, R00.</p> Masuma Tunazzin Rim, Anusree Ghosh, Anwara Akter Khatun, Md. Shihabul Awal ##submission.copyrightStatement## Fri, 12 Aug 2022 17:13:30 +0000 GIANT CELL TUMOR OF TENDON SHEATH AT THE HAND: A CASE REPORT <p style="text-align: justify;"><em>The study investigates </em><em>the Giant Cell Tumor of Tendon Sheath (GCTTS), which is the second most prevalent soft tissue tumor after ganglion cysts. It is a benign nodular tumor found on the tendon sheath of the hands and feet. An atypical case of GCTTS with an abnormal location away from the tendon sheath has been reported. A 23-year-old Libyan man visited the Zliten Teaching Hospital with a history of first web space left-hand swelling since 6 months, increased in size, not tender on examination, hard mobile swelling not attached to underlying tissue, with the full range of motion in adjacent joints, and neurological deficit in the ulnar side of the thumb. The diagnosis was made clinically with a firm, nodular mass that does not transilluminate and had decreased signal intensity on both T1-and-T2-weighted MR imaging. Radiographic and histopathological examinations confirmed the benign nodular mass and the treatment modality. Marginal excision was performed and the tumor was completely removed to prevent a recurrence.</em></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>JEL Classification Codes: </strong>H75.</p> Mohamed Gwila, Ali Jaralla, Moniruddin Chowdhury, Syeda Humayra ##submission.copyrightStatement## Sat, 27 Aug 2022 06:19:24 +0000 ARCHAEOGENETICS AND HEALTH GEOGRAPHY OF DISEASE IN ASSESSING THE EFFECTS OF PANDEMICS <p style="text-align: justify;"><em>Recent outbreaks of various deadliest diseases provide a histrionic example of the destruction and dread of epidemics, especially those brought on by newly discovered or remerging diseases. Most research on epidemic diseases is dominated by a focus on managing and preventing infections in living populations. Therefore, a systematic study is critically needed to mitigate the risk and impacts of pandemics before it hits globally in an unprecedented manner. In this regard, the historical study of epidemics, alongside the investigation of the health geography, adds temporal depth to our understanding of the causes and effects of diseases essential for making future predictions about how diseases may affect human biology and demography. This review summarizes some of the advancements in our knowledge of the genetic foundations of diseases, recent human changes, and long evolutionary history that can all contribute to understanding how and why people become vulnerable to epidemics. Analyzing the recent COVID-19 pandemic and Cancer data in this review, it has become evident that evolutionary genetics gradually increase our understanding of geographies of disease by combining the knowledge with the evolutionary history recorded in the human genomes. The increasing availability of diverse genetic information from different populations will help us define an individual's disease risk more precisely in the future.</em></p> <p><strong>JEL Classification Codes: </strong>C22, B15, N3, I12.</p> Hasan Mahmud Syfuddin ##submission.copyrightStatement## Sun, 02 Oct 2022 15:17:46 +0000