List of Most Common Abbreviations

Most Common Acronyms and Abbreviations for Bank Viva and written and other Exam:-

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 vi
 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 vii
 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 viii
 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 ix
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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