Development Studies

The Fifty Percent: Women in Development and Policy in Bangladesh (2nd Impression)

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Administration and public policy
Gender Studies
Development Studies
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English
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200
ISBN: 
984 05 1213 7
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The University Press Limited (UPL)
Place of Publication: 
Dhaka
Year of Publication: 
1988
Number of Pages: 
152
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The varieties, complexities and pervasiveness of development problems in an agrarian and poverty stricken country like Bangladesh are most acutely felt in the life of women, Due to the special nature of the economy and socio-cultural pattern, their participation is not visible, contribution not recognized and critical needs and issues are overlooked. The present study reviews women in development and policy in Bangladesh and reveals the existence of an undesirable but persistent pattern of exclusion of women from development activities.

Why Women Count - Essays on Women in Development in Bangladesh

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Academic and Reference Books
Bangladesh Studies
Gender Studies
Development Studies
Urban and Regional Planning URP
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English
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290
ISBN: 
984 05 1345 1
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The University Press Limited (UPL)
Place of Publication: 
Dhaka
Year of Publication: 
1996
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183
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One of the most densely populated countries in the world, Bangladeshs 25 years of existence has been peppered with violent political upheavals, natural disasters of gargantuan proportions, and an increase in the absolute number of people living in poverty. Against this background Why Women Count assesses the social and economic situation of women in Bangladesh. The foundation is laid by the first essay Non-market work and the system of national accounts which emphasizes the importance of accurately accounting in the GDP the work done by women both in and outside the home.

Women at the Center - Grameen Bank Borrowers After One Decade

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Academic and Reference Books
South Asian Studies
Bangladesh Studies
Gender Studies
Development Studies
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English
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380
ISBN: 
984 05 1377 0
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The University Press Limited (UPL)
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Dhaka
Year of Publication: 
1996
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251
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For two decades, the Grameen Bank of Bangladesh has successfully administered a unique program that lends small sums to poor women for income generation. This is the first empirical study to examine the long-term influence of these loans on the borrowers, and it demonstrates that credit alone can fundamentally change the lives of poor women-even in the absence of other aid programs and in an environment distinctly hostile to women's autonomy. Helen Todd spent a year in two villages in Bangladesh following the lives of women who have been borrowing from the Grameen Bank for a decade.

Globalisation and Gender - Changing Patterns of Women's Employment in Bangladesh

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Academic and Reference Books
Bangladesh Studies
Gender Studies
Development Studies
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English
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ISBN: 
984 05 1581 0
Publisher: 
Centre For Policy Dialogue (CPD)
The University Press Limited (UPL)
Place of Publication: 
Dhaka
Year of Publication: 
2001
Number of Pages: 
276
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The volume contains a set of papers which summarise the findings of a research study undertaken by the Centre for Policy Dialogue in collaboration with the United Nations Research Institute on Social Development. It complements the work in other countries such as Viet Nam, Uganda, Morocco and Jamaica. The main issues addressed are the implications of globalisation and changes in the macro-economic context in Bangladesh.

The Elusive Agenda: Mainstreaming Women in Development

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Academic and Reference Books
Bangladesh Studies
Gender Studies
Development Studies
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English
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ISBN: 
984 05 1272 2
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The University Press Limited (UPL)
Place of Publication: 
Dhaka
Year of Publication: 
1995
Number of Pages: 
144
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The growth of the International women's movement over the past two decades has challenged the international community to respond to its vision of social transformation. This book examines the response of one set of key players-the international donor agencies. It compares the donors priorities with those of their development partners and argues that, although significant achievements have been made, the fundamental goals of the women's movement-transforming social and gender relations and creating a more equitable world- still elude us. Why has this progress been so elusive?

Stagnation, Agrarian Structure and Credit (Daniel Thorner Memorial Lecture Series)

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Academic and Reference Books
Agriculture and Livestock
Economics and Finance
Development Studies
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English
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ISBN: 
984 05 1123 8
Publisher: 
Bangladesh Institute of Development Studies, Dhaka
The University Press Limited (UPL)
Place of Publication: 
Dhaka
Year of Publication: 
1990
Number of Pages: 
64
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What have been the true achievements of the much discussed green revolutions in the Indian sub-continent? What coalition of political forces came to choose the advice of the technologists over those urging structural reforms as the solution to India's agrarian transformation? What have been the costs of a development strategy which has ignored the agrarian masses in favour of securing the political allegiance of a landed minority? With a rare clarity of vision, Prof.

Out of the Periphery - Development of Coastal Chars in Southeastern Bangladesh

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Academic and Reference Books
Environmental Studies and Disaster Management
Bangladesh Studies
Anthropology
Development Studies
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English
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ISBN: 
984 05 1562 4
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Dhaka
Year of Publication: 
2000
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214
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A range of vulnerabilities and an unfulfilled potential for development are the main features of the coastal belt in the southeastern part of Bangladesh. On a day-to-day basis the people living on the coastal belt have to address vulnerabilities as diverse in nature as drainage congestion and the salinity of the soil constraining agricultural yields, cyclones and storms that pose risks to lives and property. Additionally, a heterogeneous social environment with undue influence of well positioned land grabbers can make life and living difficult.

Options for Self-reliant Resurgence CPD's Rapid Assessment of Flood 2004

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Academic and Reference Books
Environmental Studies and Disaster Management
Bangladesh Studies
Development Studies
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English
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ISBN: 
978 984 05 1709 1
Publisher: 
Centre For Policy Dialogue (CPD)
The University Press Limited (UPL)
Place of Publication: 
Dhaka
Year of Publication: 
2005
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109
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The 2004 Flood in Bangladesh will be remembered because of the rapidity with which it struck and the severity of the damages that it inflicted upon the people and the economy of the country. Addressing the negative fallouts of Flood 2004 continues to remain a concern at the household level in the affected areas as well as for the policy makers and development practitioners. As the flood water was receding in August 2004, the Centre of Policy Dialogue (CPD) launched a Rapid Assessment of Flood 2004.

Living with Floods: An Exercise in Alternatives

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Academic and Reference Books
Environmental Studies and Disaster Management
Bangladesh Studies
Development Studies
Urban and Regional Planning URP
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English
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ISBN: 
984 05 1484 9
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The University Press Limited (UPL)
Place of Publication: 
Dhaka
Year of Publication: 
1999
Number of Pages: 
168
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Living with Floods sets out to explore the 1998 deluge in Bangladesh, one that has been described as the worst flood in this century. It seeks to explain the deluge by way of reflecting on the experiential aspect of the affected millions, including that of the writers. There are altogether twenty-five articles, divided broadly into three sections, namely survival strategies, sustenance and work opportunities, and civic response.

Livelihood Diversification and Landlessness in Rural Bangladesh

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Academic and Reference Books
Environmental Studies and Disaster Management
Development Studies
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English
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ISBN: 
984 05 1783 X
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The University Press Limited (UPL)
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Dhaka
Year of Publication: 
2007
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326
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This book explores how the landless poor, excluded from land-based agricultural development, can open up an opportunity to get out of poverty in the rural economy. The book identifies a gap between the growth and poverty-reduction dimensions of non-land-based rural development. The former is directed towards the non-poor; the latter is open to the landless poor. The poverty-reduction dimension is effective in reducing poverty but is not sufficient to help the landless escape from poverty.

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