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2010 Contraceptive Procurement Table (60 KB)
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Author(s): USAID | DELIVER PROJECT
Date of Publication 2009
Taken from the 2010 Public Health Product Catalog.

Accurately Forecasting Contraceptive Needs: Levels, Trends, and Determinants (1,353 KB)
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Author(s): Ali Mehryar Karim
Date of Publication 2007
This study examines the accuracy of the contraceptive forecasting processes of 81 family planning programs in 30 developing countries using time-series records between 1994 and 2005 on past contraceptive consumption and projected needs.

A Day in the Life: Logistics Support Officers in Bangladesh (410 KB)
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Author(s): Sylvia Ness
Date of Publication 2009
USAID | DELIVER PROJECT staff member Sylvia Ness gives a first hand account of the importance of Logistics Support Officers in Bangladesh.

Addressing In-Country Supply Shortages of Malaria Commodities (382 KB)
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Author(s): USAID | DELIVER PROJECT
Date of Publication 2012
Demand for artemisinin-based combination therapies (ACTs), the standard for malaria treatment, continues to grow. Given the lifesaving nature of ACTs, uninterrupted product availability must be a priority. This technical brief offers some options for managing in-country supply shortages.

Addressing Procurement Bottlenecks: A Review of Procurement Bottlenecks in Public Sector Medicine Supply Chains and Practical Approaches Taken to Resolve Them (635 KB)
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Author(s): USAID | DELIVER PROJECT
Date of Publication 2013
This report documents the successes in overcoming procurement bottlenecks, in particular, those that occur at the first mile of the procurement cycle (planning and budgeting; purchasing activity; contract management) of public sector supply chains for medicine. It presents a set of 14 short case studies from various developing countries that illustrate successful strategies that may help stakeholders and concerned parties in other countries solve their own procurement bottlenecks.

Addressing Public Health Procurement Bottlenecks: Lessons from the Field (395 KB)
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Author(s): USAID | DELIVER PROJECT
Date of Publication 2013
Effective procurement is a critical component of a strong supply chain. Bottlenecks in the procurement process can result in supply chain failures, such as stockouts and shortages of essential commodities. This brief is intended for public health practitioners and other concerned parties who may be impacted by bottlenecks in the first mile of public health medicine supply chains.

A Decade of Monitoring Contraceptive Security and Measuring Success Around the World (674 KB)
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Author(s): USAID | DELIVER PROJECT
Date of Publication 2013
Family planning (FP) is a critical service within any reproductive health program, providing women with the services and contraceptives they need to have timely and healthy pregnancies. Critical to this is contraceptive security (CS)—meaning every person is able to choose, obtain, and use quality contraceptives. The Contraceptive Security Index was developed to measure countries’ level of CS and to monitor progress toward this goal, over time. This poster is an overview of the information the CS Index has provided over the past ten years.

A Decade of Monitoring Contraceptive Security & Measuring Success around the World: CS Index 2003–2012 (2,448 KB)
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Author(s): USAID | DELIVER PROJECT
Date Presented: November 14, 2013
Location: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Presentation on the CS Index given at The International Conference on Family Planning in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

After Receiving USAID | DELIVER PROJECT Logistics Training, Access to Health Products Improves in Nepal (816 KB)
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Author(s): USAID | DELIVER PROJECT
Date of Publication 2009
To prevent stockouts and to increase the availability of health commodities in Nepal, the USAID | DELIVER PROJECT partnered with the Government of Nepal/Ministry of Health and Population (Logistics Management Division/Department of Health Services [LMD/DOHS]) and others to develop a series of logistics training programs. The goal was to create an efficient pull system that the country could use to manage stock levels at all health facilities.

A Guide for Preparing, Mapping, and Linking Logistics Data to a Geographic Information System (1,844 KB)
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Author(s): USAID | DELIVER PROJECT
Date of Publication 2012
This guide is an introduction on how to integrate logistics management information systems (LMIS) with geographic information systems (GIS). It covers the value of integrating these two systems, the steps in assessing if it is currently viable to link the systems, how to set the linkage, the processes for using LMIS within a GIS platform, and finally how to sustain the linkage. The aim of this guide is to assist logistics managers, decisionmakers and technical experts in understanding the value of integrating GIS and of the process involved in integrating these two systems.


AI Commodity Distribution from May 2007- September 2007 (1,853 KB)
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Author(s): USAID | DELIVER PROJECT
Date of Publication 2007
Map displaying the distribution of avian influenza commodities from May 2007 to September 2007.

AI Commodity Distribution March 2007 (551 KB)
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Author(s): USAID | DELIVER PROJECT
Date of Publication 2007
Map displaying the distribution of avian influenza commodities from 2005 to 2007, current as of March 2007.

Alternative Public Health Supply Chains: Reconsidering the Role of the Central Medical Store (850 KB)
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Author(s): USAID | DELIVER PROJECT
Date of Publication 2013
Central Medical Stores (CMS) in low-income countries are usually the backbone of public health procurement and distribution models. However, in practice, CMSs have had inadequate performance in areas that include procurement, financial and logistical management, security, and storage. This report identifies a set of approaches that either de-emphasize the CMS, or enact a radical shift in its management.

Alumni and Local Staff Questionnaire: Association of Public Health Supply Chain Professionals (390 KB)
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Author(s): USAID | DELIVER PROJECT
Date of Publication 2007
The USAID | DELIVER PROJECT is interested in promoting the development of an Association of Public Health Supply Chain Professionals. If you would like to help us in this process, please complete this questionnaire and return it to Ibnou Diallo (idiallo@jsi.com).

Análisis de la Necesidad Insatisfecha de Servicios e Insumos de Planificación Familiar (1,597 KB)
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Author(s): Carlos LaMadrid, Anabella Sánchez, Wendy B. Abramson
Date Presented: March 27, 2009
Location: Guatemala City, Guatemala
Presentation highlighting studies implemented in May 2008 by the USAID | DELIVER PROJECT Supply Chain Management and Latin American and Caribbean Contraceptive Security teams. (This presentation is only available in Spanish.)

Análisis del Mercado de Anticonceptivos en Honduras (590 KB)
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Author(s): Dana Aronovich, Disha Ali, Nora Quesada, Juan Agudelo
Date of Publication 2008
La segmentación de mercado constituye una de las herramientas principales para conocer el mercado de anticonceptivos, visualizar dónde se están focalizando los recursos e identificar problemas de acceso y equidad entre quintiles socio-económicos. Este análisis muestra que los esfuerzos por expandir el acceso y el uso de planificación familiar en Honduras han sido exitosos, pero que aún existen discrepancias en las tasas de fecundidad global y en la tasa de prevalencia anticonceptiva entre las poblaciones urbanas y rurales y entre los grupos socio-económicos en Honduras y que la necesidad insatisfecha alcanza un 16.9 por ciento. (This publication is only available in Spanish.)

Análisis del Mercado de Anticonceptivos en la República Dominicana (772 KB)
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Author(s): USAID | DELIVER PROJECT
Date of Publication 2009
La segmentación de mercado constituye una de las herramientas principales para conocer el mercado de anticonceptivos, visualizar dónde se están focalizando los recursos e identificar problemas de acceso y equidad entre quintiles socio-económicos.

Análisis del Mercado de Anticonceptivos en Nicaragua (4,920 KB)
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Author(s): USAID | DELIVER PROJECT
Date of Publication 2010
El análisis de segmentación de mercado constituye una de las herramientas principales para conocer el mercado de anticonceptivos, visualizar dónde se están focalizando los recursos e identificar problemas de acceso y equidad entre quintiles socio-económicos. Este análisis muestra que los esfuerzos por expandir el acceso y el uso de planificación familiar en Nicaragua han sido exitosos, pero que aún existen discrepancias en la tasa global de fecundidad (TGF) y en la tasa de prevalencia anticonceptiva (TPA) entre los grupos socio-económicos y entre los grupos geográficos en Nicaragua.

Analysis of the Operational Policies Related to Financing and Procuring Contraceptives in Madagascar (246 KB)
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Author(s): USAID | DELIVER PROJECT, USAID | Health Policy Initiative
Date of Publication 2010
The USAID | Health Policy Initiative, Task Order 1 and the USAID | DELIVER PROJECT, Task Order 1 are working to develop a methodology for identifying operational policy barriers in the financing and procurement of family planning (FP) products. The projects selected Madagascar to pilot test this methodology. This report includes recommendations for addressing some of the identified challenges related to procurement and financing.


Analysis of the Operational Policy Barriers to Financing and Procuring Contraceptives in Malawi (428 KB)
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Author(s): USAID | Health Policy Initiative, USAID | DELIVER PROJECT
Date of Publication 2008
The USAID | Health Policy Initiative and USAID | DELIVER Project are working together to develop a methodology for identifying operational policy barriers in the financing and procurement of family planning (FP) products. To pilot this methodology, the projects chose to conduct a study in Malawi.

A New Development Approach: Donor Partnerships to Advance Regional Goals (1,814 KB)
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Author(s): Nora Quesda, Kimberly Cole, Emma Iriarte, Ferdinando Regalia, Veronica Valdivieso
Date Presented: November 14, 2013
Location: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
This presentation describes the collaboration among the Inter-American Development Bank’s SM2015 Initiative, USAID’s LAC regional program, and implementing partners such as the USAID | DELIVER PROJECT. This collaboration leverages resources and advances shared goals to achieve results in the areas of reproductive, maternal, neonatal, and child health for the poorest and most vulnerable populations in Latin America and the Caribbean.

A New Roadmap to Supply Chain Efficiency (5,759 KB)
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Author(s): Andrew Inglis
Date Presented: August 30, 2012
Location: Washington, DC
PowerPoint presentation by Andrew Inglis on transportation modeling, presented at the Critical Issues Series event on July 30, 2012, in Washington, DC.

A Participatory Approach: Using Market Analysis to Improve Access to Family Planning Services (837 KB)
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Author(s): USAID | DELIVER PROJECT
Date of Publication 2011
The LAC Regional Contraceptive Security Initiative Team developed and tested a participatory market analysis methodology to analyze client needs; it uses a wide variety of activities and a framework that combines supply and demand for family planning and coordination. This approach takes the user through a series of six steps to analyze, better understand, and use market analysis data. As a result, local active stakeholder collaboration, particularly in the LAC region, has increased their knowledge about the family planning market, revitalized their commitment to improve service provision, and led them to develop more concrete and better coordinated strategies to reduce gaps in access to family planning services and commodities.

Applying Existing Distribution Strategies in Family Planning Improves Stock Availability of HIV Tests and PMTCT Nevirapine in Zimbabwe (269 KB)
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Author(s): Louis Kajawu, Chester Marufu, Richard Sabumba, Naomi Printz, Erin Hasselberg
Date Presented: August 01, 2008
Location: Mexico City, Mexico
Poster presentation for XVII International AIDS Conference in Mexico City August 3-8, 2008.

ARV Regimen Proliferation: Impact on the Supply Chain (428 KB)
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Author(s): Dragana Veskov and Colleen McLaughlin
Date Presented: August 01, 2008
Location: Mexico City, Mexico
Poster presentation for XVll International AIDS Conference in Mexico City August 3-8, 2008.

Assessing Contraceptive Financing and Procurement Policies in Malawi (306 KB)
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Author(s): USAID | DELIVER PROJECT, USAID | Health Policy Initiative
Date of Publication 2010
To assist countries to adapt to this new policy environment, a new publication titled Assessing Policies and Practices That Affect Contraceptive Financing and Procurement: A Review Guide was prepared by the USAID | DELIVER PROJECT, Task Order 1, and the USAID | Health Policy Initiative, Task Order 1. The assessment guide is a diagnostic and monitoring tool that explains how to conduct the assessment and provides sample assessment questions and resource materials. This case study highlights the application of the guide in Malawi.

Assessing Policies and Practices That Affect Contraceptive Financing and Procurement (635 KB)
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Author(s): USAID | DELIVER PROJECT, USAID | Health Policy Initiative
Date of Publication 2010
The purpose of this guide is to help national governments, donors, and other key stakeholders improve the policy environment for contraceptive security and, in particular, the operational policies and practices for procuring and financing contraceptive supplies.

Assessing Supply Chains for HIV/AIDS Commodities (2,882 KB)
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Author(s): DELIVER
Date of Publication 2006
This paper presents technical guidance for assessing supply chain management systems for HIV/AIDS programs in the context of system design, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation.

Assessment Tool for Laboratory Services and Supply Chains (ATLAS) (2,546 KB)
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Author(s): USAID | DELIVER PROJECT
Date of Publication 2010
Updated in 2010, the Assessment Tool for Laboratory Services and Supply Chains (ATLAS) is a data gathering tool developed by the USAID | DELIVER PROJECT to assess laboratory services and logistics. The ATLAS is a diagnostic and monitoring tool that can be used as a baseline survey to complete an annual assessment or as an integral part of the work planning process. The ATLAS is both a quantitative and qualitative tool. The information collected by using the ATLAS is analyzed to identify issues and opportunities and to outline further assessment and/or appropriate interventions.


A Strong Supply Chain Responds to Increased Demand for Contraceptives in Rwanda (417 KB)
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Author(s): USAID | DELIVER PROJECT
Date of Publication 2009
Until 2002, the contraceptive logistics management system in Rwanda was weak. To remedy this, the MOH, with support from the USAID | DELIVER PROJECT, decided to reorganize the contraceptive logistics system.

ATLAS Database Guide for Users and Administrators (4,185 KB)
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Author(s): USAID | DELIVER PROJECT
Date of Publication 2012
This guide is a companion to the Assessment Tool for Laboratory Services and Supply Chains (ATLAS) database and has two parts. Part 1 is the User’s Guide, intended for the average user of the tool. Part 2 is the Administrator’s Guide and is intended for an administrator or a person experienced in laboratory assessments who can then modify the tool to fit the country context.

A Total Market Approach to Meeting Ethiopia’s Family Planning Goals (764 KB)
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Author(s): USAID | DELIVER PROJECT
Date of Publication 2013
This poster describes a recent family planning (FP) market segmentation study conducted in Ethiopia. In November 2012, to improve Ethiopia’s FP program and help implement its Reproductive Health Commodity Security Strategy, the project and the Federal Ministry of Health initiated a participatory approach to market analysis.

Automated System for Better Public Health Logistics (297 KB)
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Author(s): USAID | DELIVER PROJECT
Date of Publication 2012
In Ethiopia in 2009, the USAID | DELIVER PROJECT introduced an automated health commodity management information system (HCMIS) that can significantly improve health facilities’ ability to manage supplies in their stores.

Avian Influenza Commodities Update (10,577 KB)
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Author(s): William H. Johnson
Date Presented: October 15, 2008
Location: Bangkok, Thailand
This presentation, given in Bangkok in October 2008, provides an update for avian influenza commodities.

Bangladesh Averts a Stock Crisis with Help from the USAID | DELIVER PROJECT (375 KB)
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Author(s): USAID | DELIVER PROJECT
Date of Publication 2009
Success story detailing the supply chain assistance the USAID | DELIVER PROJECT, with other partners, gave to the Ministry of Health in Bangladesh to avert a stockout.

Bangladesh Bidder's Guide (3,085 KB)
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Author(s): Dian Woodle,Todd Dickens, Jennifer Fox (PATH).
Date of Publication 2003
Provides a simplified explanation of competitive bidding and contracting procedures for health-sector projects in Bangladesh financed wholly or in part by the World Bank’s International Development Association (IDA).

Bangladesh: Contraceptive Procurement in Transition: How Context Can Affect Outcomes (1,600 KB)
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Author(s): Jim Bates
Date of Publication 2008
This paper considers the types of work on contraceptive procurement being undertaken world-wide, and examines the experiences of Bangladesh, considering factors that may have promoted or impeded progress. It also places the results in context, comparing experiences of two other countries—Peru and Malawi.

Bangladesh: Family Planning Market Segmentation— Update of the 2003 Analysis (2,350 KB)
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Author(s): Ali Mehryar Karim, David Sarley, Anthony A. Hudgins
Date of Publication 2007
In recent years, both the public and private sectors have expanded their roles in the growing family planning market in Bangladesh. This analysis shows that public–private partnership in Bangladesh has been effective. However, there are still opportunities for both the public and private sectors to expand their services further to reach even more clients.


Bangladesh: Final Country Report (1,689 KB)
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Author(s): DELIVER Project
Date of Publication 2007
This report documents the technical assistance provided by the USAID | DELIVER PROJECT to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MOHFW) in logistics management, procurement, contraceptive security, institutional strengthening, and local capacity building.

Bangladesh Final Report: Rapid Assessment 2008 for the Department of Livestock Logistics Management System (8,306 KB)
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Author(s): USAID | DELIVER PROJECT
Date of Publication 2009
In the Spring and Summer of 2008, the local USAID | DELIVER PROJECT office’s Avian Influenza Team carried out an assessment of the Logistics Management System (LMS) for the Department of Livestock Services (DLS). This report continues an earlier assessment of the Emergency Avian Influenza Logistics Management System (EAILMS) of the Department of Livestock Services, Government of Bangladesh, which the USAID│DELIVER PROJECT conducted for USAID/Washington in August 2007.

Bangladesh: Final Report Task Order 2 and Task Order 6 (382 KB)
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Author(s): USAID | DELIVER PROJECT
Date of Publication 2012
This final report highlights the broad range of interventions and major accomplishments from the supply chain technical assistance provided to the Government of Bangladesh (GOB) by the USAID | DELIVER PROJECT, under Task Order 2 Avian Influenza (AI) and Task Order 6 Emerging Pandemic Threats (EPT), from March 2007 to July 2011.

Bangladesh: Frequently Asked Questions Web-Based Logistics Management Information System (1,964 KB)
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Author(s): USAID | DELIVER PROJECT
Date of Publication 2010
User FAQ's for Bangladesh Web-based LMIS system.

Bangladesh: Government of Bangladesh Contraceptive Procurement Bottleneck Study (1,877 KB)
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Author(s): USAID | DELIVER PROJECT
Date of Publication 2009
In August 2008, Todd Dickens (PATH), with assistance from the USAID | DELIVER PROJECT, Task Order 1, conducted a review of the IDA-funded procurement of health care commodities under the Health, Nutrition, and Population Sector Program in Bangladesh. The study’s overall objective was to identify bottlenecks and problems that have lead to recent stockouts of contraceptives, and recommend possible actions that the Government of Bangladesh, USAID and development partners can take to address these problems that will improve the overall efficiency and effectiveness of the procurement process and support contraceptive security in Bangladesh.

Bangladesh Teams with the USAID | DELIVER PROJECT to Reduce Reporting Time (173 KB)
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Author(s): USAID | DELIVER PROJECT
Date of Publication 2010
Success story detailing the Task Order 2's efforts to implement the local area network (LAN) in Bangladesh to strengthen commodity storage and distribution practices.

Bangladesh: Technical Manual for the Web-based Logistics Management Information System (1,117 KB)
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Author(s): USAID | DELIVER PROJECT
Date of Publication 2010
This technical manual seeks to help different expert users (technical users) and administrative users learn basic technical issues regarding this developed application, including operational environment, database structure, detail functionalities of the modules, tasks, and features of the system, coding style, installation procedure, technology, etc. This manual serves as a guide for expert and administrative users configuring or installing this system.

Bangladesh Upazila Inventory Management System Brochure (411 KB)
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Author(s): USAID | DELIVER PROJECT
Date of Publication 2010
Brochure detailing the Upazila Inventory Management System

Bangladesh: Upazila Inventory Management System User Guide (5,879 KB)
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Author(s): USAID | DELIVER PROJECT
Date of Publication 2010
The Bangladesh Upazila Inventory Management System (UIMS) has been developed to help the Upazila Family Planning Office, and especially the Store Keeper, by greatly reducing the latter’s workload. This computerized system will maintain records for receipt and issue of commodities as well as product stock, whose saved records include batch number, manufacturing and expiry dates.

Bangladesh Web-Based Logistics Management Information System (570 KB)
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Author(s): USAID | DELIVER PROJECT
Date of Publication 2010
Brochure detailing the Bangladesh web-based LMIS


Bangladesh: Web Based Logistics Management Information System User Guide (8,767 KB)
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Author(s): USAID | DELIVER PROJECT
Date of Publication 2010
This user manual seeks to help different types of users learn the different features, modules, and tasks of Bangladesh web based system.

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