Academic and Reference Books

Elite Perceptions of Poverty in Bangladesh

$13.00
$13.00
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Academic and Reference Books
Development Studies
Language: 
English
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350
ISBN: 
984 05 1735 X
Publisher: 
The University Press Limited (UPL)
Place of Publication: 
Dhaka
Year of Publication: 
2005
Number of Pages: 
173
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While 21st century Bangladesh is not the famine-stricken basket-case of the 1970s, it remains plagued by mass, severe poverty. Thanks to improved social services and modest gain from economic growth, a declining proportion of Bangladeshis live in poverty. But growth has been far kinder to the rich, and with inequality on the rise and vast numbers still struggling for survival, this book asks the following: is the grinding everyday poverty experienced by millions of Bangladeshis an urgent priority for the politicians, businessmen, bureaucrats and others who make up the Bangladeshi elite?

Bangladesh: Promise and Performance

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Academic and Reference Books
Bangladesh Studies
Development Studies
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English
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600
ISBN: 
978 984 506 228 2
Publisher: 
The University Press Limited (UPL)
Place of Publication: 
Dhaka
Year of Publication: 
2000
Number of Pages: 
387
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HB
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2015
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The movement for Bangladesh was carried forward in the name of creating Sonar Bangla (Golden Bengal). Implicit in the idea of Sonar Bangla was the vision of the society economically prosperous, free of exploitation, democratically governed. tolerant of pluralism and respectful of people’s rights. Several of Bangladesh’s leading social scientists, as well as American and European scholars come together in this volume to provide a carefully balanced and comprehensive assessment of the country’s first three decades of independent existence since 1971.

State Market and Development Essays in Honour of Rehman Sobhan

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$11.00
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Academic and Reference Books
Economics and Finance
Bangladesh Studies
State and Governance
Language: 
English
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295
ISBN: 
984 05 1360 5
Publisher: 
The University Press Limited (UPL)
Place of Publication: 
Dhaka
Year of Publication: 
1996
Number of Pages: 
456
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PB
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Muzharul Islam Architect

$45.00
$45.00
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Academic and Reference Books
Architecture and Archeology
Bangladesh Studies
Language: 
English
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1800
ISBN: 
978 984 33 3278 3
Publisher: 
Brac University Press
Year of Publication: 
2012
Number of Pages: 
188
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Muzharul Islam is the single most dominant influence on modern architecture in Bangladesh. Fifty eight years since he started his practice the influence continues. Other than the odd article here and there and references to his projects in others, there has been no major publication of his works. Muzharul Islam gave the first public lecture on his work at BRAC University in May, 2002 at the age of 78, when he had almost stopped designing. It was soon after his lecture that a book on his work was conceived. This was not an easy task since nowhere was his work documented.

Attacking Poverty with Microcredit

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Academic and Reference Books
Economics and Finance
Development Studies
Language: 
English
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275
ISBN: 
984 05 1692 2
Publisher: 
Palli Karma-Sahayak Foundation (PKSF)
The University Press Limited (UPL)
Place of Publication: 
Dhaka
Year of Publication: 
2004
Number of Pages: 
230
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Microcredit has been accepted as an effective tool for poverty alleviation and as an approach to development. Access to credit has been recognized as a human right. In this context, the book reviews the performance of microcredit programmes; identifies and analyses the issues facing the microcredit sector; and suggests policies and programmes to deal with the issues to further strengthen the role of microcredit for poverty alleviation.

Socio-Economic and Indebtedness-Related Impact of Micro-Credit in Bangladesh

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Academic and Reference Books
Economics and Finance
Bangladesh Studies
Development Studies
Language: 
English
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180
ISBN: 
984 05 1778 3
Publisher: 
The University Press Limited (UPL)
Place of Publication: 
Dhaka
Year of Publication: 
2007
Number of Pages: 
65
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Some of the micro-borrowers in Bangladesh have benefited in certain respects. A lot of them are struggling under the stringent terms of credit including high cost of borrowing and a weekly repayment schedule starting a week after a credit is taken. Many have gone further into indebtedness and face a bleak future. The micro-borrowers face the threat of expulsion and confiscation of their assets when they fail to pay up weekly installments; and some have in fact had their meagre assets confiscated when they failed to pay up. This threat is in effect collateral.

People's Budget: An Illustrative Exercise Using Participatory Tools

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Academic and Reference Books
Economics and Finance
Bangladesh Studies
Development Studies
Language: 
English
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375
ISBN: 
984 05 1648 5
Publisher: 
The University Press Limited (UPL)
Place of Publication: 
Dhaka
Year of Publication: 
2002
Number of Pages: 
270
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This book, third in the series, is on the budgetary process in Bangladesh and is written from the perspective of the poor. Based on a participatory research of IDPAA, PROSHIKA and conducted by Shamunnay, the book proposes an alternative framework of a pro-poor, gender-just and environment-sensitive national budget for Bangladesh. The study finds that despite some changes, the current budget-making process is complex, inefficient and non-transparent. It argues for a set of institutions that would be necessary for creating a favourable policy for poverty reduction.

Bangladesh: Internal Dynamics & External Linkages

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Academic and Reference Books
International Relations and Security Studies
Bangladesh Studies
Language: 
English
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300
ISBN: 
984 05 1335 4
Publisher: 
The University Press Limited (UPL)
Place of Publication: 
Dhaka
Year of Publication: 
1996
Number of Pages: 
374
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Bangladesh is currently celebrating the silver jubilee of its birth as a nation-state. It is time for self- reflection. To undertake the daunting task of self-examination, the book brings together analytical dimensions and ideas of some eighteen distinguished authors of Bangladesh who are well-respected in their own fields. The issues they address cut across both domestic politics and external relations.

Promoting Cooperation in South Asia: An Agenda for the 13th SAARC Summit

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Academic and Reference Books
International Relations and Security Studies
South Asian Studies
Language: 
English
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375
ISBN: 
984 05 1730 9
Publisher: 
Centre For Policy Dialogue (CPD)
South Asia Centre for Policy Studies (SACEPS)
The University Press Limited (UPL)
Place of Publication: 
Dhaka
Year of Publication: 
2004
Number of Pages: 
100
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This volume is a compendium of the papers presented at the Conference convened jointly by Wilton Park and the South Asia Centre for Policy Studies (SACEPS) which was held at Wilton Park, Sussex, UK, during 11-12 October 2004. The Wilton Park Conference was a follow up of the twelfth SAARC Summit held in Islamabad in January 2004, and originates from a collective endeavour to provide inputs to the thirteenth SAARC Summit scheduled to be held in Dhaka during 9-11 January 2005.

একাত্তরের স্মৃতি

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Academic and Reference Books
History
Bangladesh Liberation War
Language: 
Bangla
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260
ISBN: 
978 984 8815 68 7
Publisher: 
The University Press Limited (UPL)
Place of Publication: 
Dhaka
Year of Publication: 
1991
Number of Pages: 
162
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HB
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6th impression 2012
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লেখিকা প্রত্যক্ষ করেছেন পঁচিশে মার্চের ভয়াল রাত, গুলিতে আহত স্বামীর মৃত্যু। পরবর্তী ন’মাস লড়াই করেছেন বেঁচে থাকতে এবং একমাত্র কন্যাকে বাঁচিয়ে রাখতে। নিজ অভিজ্ঞতার পাশাপাশি সেই বন্ধুর সময়ে অনেক কিছু দেখেছেন, অনেক কিছু শুনেছেন। অনুভবের সেই কথকতা জীবন সায়াহ্নে নৈবদ্য করে তুলে দিয়েছেন এই বইতে, আগামী প্রজন্মের কাছে।

 

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