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Social Protection and Livelihoods - Marginalised Migrant Workers of India and Bangladesh

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Academic and Reference Books
South Asian Studies
Urban Studies and Migration
Sociology
Law and Human Rights
Development Studies
Urban and Regional Planning URP
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English
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550
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984 70220 0032 5
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The University Press Limited (UPL)
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Dhaka
Year of Publication: 
2009
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236
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In recent years the term social protection has gained currency in developmental discourse: encompassing the range of protective transfers, services and formal and informal safeguards that are available to protect people in need or at risk of being in need. Whilst migration offers a safety net for poorer people in search of alternative or supplementary livelihoods, it also deprives many, of access to formal and informal sources of support. Social protection concerns emerge at all stages of migration: before departure, in transit, at destination and upon return.

Public Interest Litigation in South Asia - Rights in Search of Remedies

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South Asian Studies
Law and Human Rights
Urban and Regional Planning URP
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English
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984 05 1391 5
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The University Press Limited (UPL)
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Dhaka
Year of Publication: 
1997
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184
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Over the past decade or more, Public Interest Litigation (PIL) has seized the imagination of judges, lawyers and human rights activists throughout South Asia. It has opened new avenues for access to justice, to legal remedies and catalysed innovative responses for protection of basic human rights, including economic and social rights.

Popular Economics: Unpopular Essays

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Economics and Finance
Bangladesh Studies
Development Studies
Urban and Regional Planning URP
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English
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275
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984 05 1641 8
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Dhaka
Year of Publication: 
2002
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153
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Keynes once wrote that economics is "a difficult and technical subject, but nobody will believe it". It is frustrating for people to find debates on economic policies too technical and inaccessible, since it is their lives that are affected by these policies.

Growth or Stagnation? - A Review of Bangladesh's Development 1996

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Economics and Finance
Development Studies
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English
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390
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978 984 05 1388 8
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Centre For Policy Dialogue (CPD)
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Dhaka
Year of Publication: 
1997
Number of Pages: 
513
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IRBD reports represent a pioneering research initiative undertaken by the Centre for Policy Dialogue and gives an independent analysis of Bangladesh's development efforts. CPD's first volume on Experiences with Economic Reform: A Review of Bangladesh's Development 1995 was very well received and has been extensively used by politicians, experts, and policy makers to the point where it has by now become an essential reference point as well as a source of influence on public opinion.

Quality of Public Investment in Bangladesh: An Annexure to Independent Review of Bangladesh's Development 1996

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Academic and Reference Books
Economics and Finance
Development Studies
Urban and Regional Planning URP
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English
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350
ISBN: 
984 05 1412 1
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Dhaka
Year of Publication: 
1997
Number of Pages: 
126
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The current volume on Quality of Public Investment in Bangladesh embodies the results of a set of in depth surveys carried out by the Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD) in order to examine the quality of design, implementation and monitoring of eight of the major public sector undertakings in Bangladesh. Whist an executive summary of the major findings of this pioneering investigation has appeared as a separate chapter in Growth or Stagnation?

Fighting Poverty with Microcredit: Experience in Bangladesh

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Academic and Reference Books
Economics and Finance
Bangladesh Studies
Development Studies
Urban and Regional Planning URP
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English
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450
ISBN: 
984 05 1468 7
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The University Press Limited (UPL)
Place of Publication: 
Dhaka
Year of Publication: 
1998
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228
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Providing microcredit to the poor has become an important antipoverty scheme in many countries. Microcredit helps the poor become self-employed and thus generates income and reduces poverty. In Bangladesh, these programs reach about five million poor households. But microcredit programs are just one of many ways of reducing poverty. Are these programs cost-effective? This book addresses the question, drawing on the experience of the well-known microcredit programs of Bangladesh's Grameen Bank, the Rural Development-12 project, and the Bangladesh Rural Advancement Committee.

Rural Financing and Agricultural Credit in Bangladesh: Future Development Strategies for Formal Sector Banks

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Agriculture and Livestock
Economics and Finance
Development Studies
Urban and Regional Planning URP
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English
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550
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984 05 1760 0
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The University Press Limited (UPL)
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Dhaka
Year of Publication: 
2006
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296
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Among the major socio-economic objectives of national development policy in Bangladesh is to ensure that developmental benefits do not accrue only to privileged sections in the community but percolate to the underprivileged social sections as well. However, the working of the institutional credit structure has yet to be evaluated against this principle in order to ascertain the extent to which the credit flow to agriculture has reached to unprivileged sections of the rural community, comprising the country's small and marginal farmers.

Looking Outward: Bangladesh in the World Economy

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Academic and Reference Books
Economics and Finance
International Relations and Security Studies
Development Studies
Urban and Regional Planning URP
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English
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275
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978 984 05 1716 9
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Dhaka
Year of Publication: 
2004
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122
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In this book of three essays (emerging from lectures at BRAC University and Bangladesh Economic Association), Professor Nurul Islam examines the opportunities as well as risks Bangladesh faces in foreign trade, investment and labour export, first in the context of economic globalization and then in the regional context, in forging mutually beneficial economic relations with India. The book also contains an empirical analysis of Bangladesh's international image-in respect of economic performance and state of governance- with a significant bearing on her development prospects.

Freedom from Want: The Remarkable Success Story of BRAC, the Global Grassroots Organization That's Winning the Fight Against Poverty

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Economics and Finance
Bangladesh Studies
Development Studies
Urban and Regional Planning URP
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English
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450
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984 70220 0038 7
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Dhaka
Year of Publication: 
2009
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283
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BRAC, arguably the world's largest and most successful NGO, is little known outside Bangladesh where it was established in 1972. Author Ian Smillie predicts, however, that this is bound to change. BRAC's success and the spread of its work in health, education, social enterprise development and microfinance dwarfs any other private, government or non-profit enterprise in its impact on tens of thousands of communities in Asia and Africa.

Friendly Fires, Humpty Dumpty Disorder, and Other Essays

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Academic and Reference Books
Economics and Finance
State and Governance
Urban and Regional Planning URP
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English
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590
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978 984 881 509 0
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The University Press Limited (UPL)
Year of Publication: 
2010
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283
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To the social scientists, Bangladesh is an enigma wrapped in paradoxes. She defied conventional prophets of gloom and doom during last three decades by making significant strides in social and economic spheres. Ironically, she is deeply divided politically despite bonds of extraordinary ethnic and linguistic homogeneity. The multiple dimensions of paradoxes of governance, economy and crucial sectors like finance and water are unwrapped in the twelve essays in this volume. While unrevealing the Bangladesh conundrum, this inter-disciplinary study uncovers a number of new paradoxes.

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