ISBN: 978 984 506 267 1

Cover Type: HB

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Seeing the End of Poverty?: Bhaimara Revisited

By Eirik G. Jansen (Author) Nazibor Rahman (Author)

Publisher(s): The University Press Limited (UPL)   

First Published: 2019 No. of Pages: 222 Weight (kg): 0.5


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There has been a remarkable transformation of the rural economy in Bangladesh during the last decades leading to significant reductions in poverty. National statistics and other reports have documented the progress in agriculture, infrastructure, health, education and the improved condition for women in rural Bangladesh.

This unique (re)study of a particular village in Bangladesh, named Bhaimara, represents the transformation that has taken place in the country. The study documents with unparalleled clarity and in great detail the progress that has occurred in Bhaimara and the way people perceived the phenomenon. The insights depicted through such observations are hardly found in statistics and aggregate analysis, or in any other existing literature.

The original study, Rural Bangladesh Competition for Scarce Resources (Dhaka: UPL, 1987), was conducted between 1976 and 1980, and the last study between 2010 and 2016. Five households compared over the two time periods through extensive case studies have collectively become the mirror image of how rural Bangladesh got integrated into the national and international economy, opportunities created outside agriculture, and the role played by the Government, NGOs and donors.

The book is a must-read for policymakers, politicians, development practitioners, economists, journalists, and anyone who is interested in understanding the nature of Bangladesh’s success story and it’s transition into middle-income status.


Chapter 1: Introduction
Chapter 2: Bhaimara Village
Chapter 3: Agriculture in the Past and at Present
Chapter 4: Case Study of Mosum Ali, a Landless Peasant
Chapter 5: The Changed Position of Women
Chapter 6: Labour Migration to the Middle East
Chapter 7: The Case of Two Brothers: Joinuddin and Eynuddin
Chapter 8: The Changing Local Power Structure
Chapter 9: Case Study of Halim Khan, a Rich Peasant
Chapter 10: Case Study of Shamsul Huq, a Rich Absentee Landowner
Chapter 11: Old and New Safety Nets
Chapter 12: The Future


This book features in: Academic and Reference Books Economics and Finance Development Studies

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