Development Studies

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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150
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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675
ISBN: 
984 05 1562 4
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The University Press Limited (UPL)
Place of Publication: 
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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385
ISBN: 
978 984 05 1709 1
Publisher: 
Centre For Policy Dialogue (CPD)
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Place of Publication: 
Dhaka
Year of Publication: 
2005
Number of Pages: 
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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260
ISBN: 
984 05 1484 9
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The University Press Limited (UPL)
Place of Publication: 
Dhaka
Year of Publication: 
1999
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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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600
ISBN: 
984 05 1783 X
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The University Press Limited (UPL)
Place of Publication: 
Dhaka
Year of Publication: 
2007
Number of Pages: 
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.

Exploding the Population Myth: Consumption versus Population: Which is the Climate Bomb?

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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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330
ISBN: 
978 984 05 1426 7
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The University Press Limited (UPL)
Place of Publication: 
Dhaka
Year of Publication: 
1998
Number of Pages: 
123
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Global Climate Change is emerging as one of the most important environmental threats facing mankind. There is an increasing consensus amongst scientists worldwide that the threat is real. The Climate Convention and the more recent Kyoto Protocol demonstrate seriousness of the global community towards addressing the causes and consequences of global climate change. This report is a pioneering contribution and brings together expertise from both developed and developing countries to place population control in its correct context in relation to climate change response strategy.

Agroecological Aspects of Agricultural Research in Bangladesh

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Academic and Reference Books
Agriculture and Livestock
Environmental Studies and Disaster Management
Development Studies
Urban and Regional Planning URP
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English
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750
ISBN: 
984 05 1506 3
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The University Press Limited (UPL)
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Dhaka
Year of Publication: 
2000
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376
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Based on the author's more than twenty years experience of soils and agricultural development in Bangladesh, this fourth volume of his collected work brings together selected papers, updated by footnotes, describing the relationships between environmental factors and Bangladesh's unique agricultural systems. The book is aimed particularly at university and college teachers through whom the author hopes to pass on his accumulated experience to the next generation of agricultural research scientists.

Agricultural Disaster Management in Bangladesh

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Academic and Reference Books
Agriculture and Livestock
Environmental Studies and Disaster Management
Development Studies
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English
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750
ISBN: 
984 05 1448 2
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The University Press Limited (UPL)
Place of Publication: 
Dhaka
Year of Publication: 
1999
Number of Pages: 
424
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This book includes selected papers on agricultural disaster management based on the author's thirty-five years experience in agricultural development in Bangladesh. This was a field in which the author did pioneering work: first by analysing the impacts of natural disasters on agricultural production and indicating practical rehabilitation measures for different kinds of land and soils month by month throughout the year; then by codifying institutional procedures for reporting and assessing crop damage and for organizing appropriate relief and rehabilitation measures.

Migration and Development: Pro-Poor Policy Choices

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Academic and Reference Books
Bangladesh Studies
Urban Studies and Migration
Sociology
Development Studies
Urban and Regional Planning URP
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English
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540
ISBN: 
984 05 1752 X
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The University Press Limited (UPL)
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Dhaka
Year of Publication: 
2005
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487
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Based on internal and international migration experiences of five countries of Asia - China, India, Bangladesh, Pakistan and Vietnam - this book dispels the notion that migration indicates failure of development. On the contrary, it views migration as an integral part of the global development. The book makes a comprehensive analysis of labour recruitment processes for internal and international markets, work conditions, entitlements and available protection mechanisms, extent of involvement of civil society institutions and policy environments in the countries concerned.

Destination Dhaka- Urban Migration: Expectations and Reality

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Academic and Reference Books
Bangladesh Studies
Urban Studies and Migration
Anthropology
Development Studies
Urban and Regional Planning URP
Language: 
English
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380
ISBN: 
984 05 1480 X
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The University Press Limited (UPL)
Place of Publication: 
Dhaka
Year of Publication: 
1999
Number of Pages: 
194
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Migration from rural regions to urban centers, especially the capital city of Dhaka, continues unabated. Popular hypotheses put forth to elucidate migration are inadequate. Migrants tend to be uneducated, ignorant, landless and unemployed in the countryside. They tend to be unskilled and ill quipped for the city. Yet they migrate with expectations of a better life in the metropolis. The urban benefits, fail to tough the majority of the poor migrants. Many of the migrants live in very poor housing with some living without a shelter.

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