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Bangladesh Economy in the 21st Century: Selected Papers from the 2008 and 2009 Conferences on Bangladesh at Harvard University

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Economics and Finance
Bangladesh Studies
Development Studies
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English
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1050
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984 506 035 6
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2011
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522
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Since the beginning of the 21st century, the economy of Bangladesh has surprised even the most astute observers and development agencies at home and abroad. In recent years, the economy has been resilient and impressive. In a pioneering book in the early 1970's Faaland and Parkinson called Bangladesh, A Test Case for Development. Their point was that if Bangladesh could succeed, there was hope for other poor and less developed nations in the world.

Growth and Poverty: The Development Experience of Bangladesh

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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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650
ISBN: 
984 051 755 4
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The University Press Limited (UPL)
Year of Publication: 
2006
Number of Pages: 
315
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2008
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The book is the outcome of a seminar that looked at the nature of challenges and the policy options facing Bangladesh in achieving accelerated, sustained and equitable economic growth. Since the early 1990s, Bangladesh has notably improved its economic growth performance following the introduction of market-oriented liberalising economic reforms. The positive impact of economic growth on poverty was, however, compromised to some extent by a worsening of income distribution.

Bangladesh: Pursuing Common Goals: Strengthening Relations between Government and Development NGOs

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Bangladesh Studies
State and Governance
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English
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208
ISBN: 
984 06 1362 1
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The University Press Limited (UPL)
Place of Publication: 
Dhaka
Year of Publication: 
1996
Number of Pages: 
82
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Recreating the Commons? NGO's in Bangladesh

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Bangladesh Studies
State and Governance
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English
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680
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984 70220 0035 6
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Bangladesh Development Initiative
The University Press Limited (UPL)
Place of Publication: 
Dhaka
Year of Publication: 
2009
Number of Pages: 
367
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Non-governmental Organizations (NGOs) are an integral aspect of society in Bangladesh. They provide a variety of services to people, generate employment, mobilize public opinion, and influence governmental policy. They remain as an important liaison with the donor community and are a substantial cultural, political and economic presence in the country. NGOs are involved in many important sectors of the economy such as education, health, and finance.

Governance - South Asian Perspectives

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South Asian Studies
State and Governance
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English
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595
ISBN: 
978 984 05 1521 9
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The University Press Limited (UPL)
Place of Publication: 
Dhaka
Year of Publication: 
2000
Number of Pages: 
552
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Governance in theory and practice has been the subject of intense discussion and indepth study both in the developed and developing countries for quite sometime. Though improvement in the quality of governance has been slow in coming, there is now a fair degree of agreement over the major issues involved and the reform measures called for. This anthology reflects these issues from the South Asian perspectives based on the experiences of the past and the imperatives of the present.

Towards Good Governance in Bangladesh - Fifty Unpleasant Essays

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Bangladesh Studies
State and Governance
Urban and Regional Planning URP
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English
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350
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978 984 506 114 8
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The University Press Limited (UPL)
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Dhaka
Year of Publication: 
1996
Number of Pages: 
178
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The problems of governance have occupied the centre stage of national debate in Bangladesh since independence. But at this particular point in time, their appropriate resolution has assumed unprecedented importance and urgency in our national life. With only five years to go before we enter the 21st century, our nation has reached a stage from where we may either move forward to a bright future or relapse into darkness. It is in this context that governance issues in Bangladesh have to be analysed for finding adequate solutions and means of implementation.

Mapping Women's Empowerment: Experiences from Bangladesh, India and Pakistan

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South Asian Studies
Bangladesh Studies
Gender Studies
State and Governance
Development Studies
Urban and Regional Planning URP
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English
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650
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978 984 8815 10 6
Publisher: 
BRAC Development Institute
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Dhaka
Year of Publication: 
2010
Number of Pages: 
301
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Tradition and modernity are perhaps the two poles against which women of South Asia are pitted. The main elements of tradition seem to be comprised of religion. Religion occupies a somewhat difficult position in the largely secular terrain that speak of the empowerment of women. This fascinating volume explores the role that religion, culture and society play in the social and political positioning of women.

Disciplining Birth: Power, Knowledge and Childbirth Practices in Bangladesh

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Bangladesh Studies
Medical Science and Public Health
Gender Studies
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English
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475
ISBN: 
984 05 1741 4
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The University Press Limited (UPL)
Year of Publication: 
2005
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242
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This book is about birth practices among poor, rural women in Bangladesh. Kaosar Afsana has used a multidimensional framework for the study. She draws upon ideas and perspectives from history, anthropology, gender and socio-political economy to analyse experiences of self and other, which are truly impressive. It is a pioneering study where various choices available for birthing care in the country are addressed.

Discoursing Birthing Care: Experiences from Bangladesh

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Bangladesh Studies
Medical Science and Public Health
Gender Studies
Law and Human Rights
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English
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250
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984 051 555 1
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The University Press Limited (UPL)
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Dhaka
Year of Publication: 
2000
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128
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This book focuses on issues critical to the contemporary emphasis on gender sensitive health care for the poor pregnant women in Bangladesh. The core of the book explores the differing perspectives between rural women and health care providers regarding childbirth care and practices. The study attempts to understand women's perceptions of birthing care and their practices, the role of culture, socio-economic factors, and household dynamics as they influence women and their family's health-seeking behaviour.

Working Boys And Girls at Risk: Child Labour in Urban Bangladesh

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Urban Studies and Migration
Gender Studies
Law and Human Rights
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English
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660
ISBN: 
978 984 506 020 2
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The University Press Limited (UPL)
Year of Publication: 
2011
Number of Pages: 
168
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Bangladesh, despite its commendable progress in terms of basic education, has not been able to deal with its child labour problem. There is no single approach to the eradication of the problem, but a better understanding of the reasons why children work, the conditions under which they work and the impact it has on their lives should go a long way in improving policies and in raising awareness. It is important to document how damaging child labour can be. This study of the capital city of the country Dhaka, is revealing in many ways.

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