Founded in 1987, Bangladesh Development Initiative (BDI) is a U.S.-based think tank of scholars and professionals engaged in the generation and dissemination of knowledge and policy prescriptions on a wide ranging development issues of Bangladesh. As part of its activities, BDI has been involved in the semi-annual publication of its peer-reviewed multi-disciplinary journal (Journal of Bangladesh Studies), publication of edited volumes and periodically holding conferences on development issues.
This book provides an analysis of some of the key experiences and issues in the multidimensional process of development of Bangladesh. The three parts of the book: (i) economic growth: aggregate and sectoral; (ii) unemployment, underemployment, and labour market; and (iii) poverty, empowerment, and social change cover a wide range of themes.
This book comprises a selection of studies from the research team of the Extreme Poverty programme (EEP-Shiree), sponsored by GOB-DFID during 2008-16. Its core premise is that extreme poverty is significantly different as a socio-economic, political and cultural experience from being moderately poor in the society. This categorical distinction is centred around the principle of social isolation and exclusion from supportive networks of kin and social capital within communities, often reinforced by the prominence of female headed or managed extreme poor households.
This book is an outcome of a study on corporate social responsibility (CSR) practices and their contextual determinants in Bangladesh, with a focus on the Bangladeshi pharmaceutical industry. The author argues that businesses in Bangladesh need to collaborate with the government to close the existing gap of distrust and lack of confidence.
This book presents a rigorous empirical study of various aspects of poverty and vulnerability in rural Bangladesh. The themes include the trend and structure of rural poverty, rural inequality, asset accumulation, rural labour market, crisis and vulnerability of rural life, the role of social security in the rural economy, and the role of microcredit. In comparison with other such poverty studies, this book can claim a number of distinctive features.
Bangladesh has witnessed a continuous regress in governance since her birth in 1971. The flouting of most norms of personnel administration has created Gresham’s Law Syndrome where the bad drives out the good.
This book is meant to he both a text for university students and a reference for professionals. As in the first edition, the various aspects of the geography are first explained and then followed by an exposition of the economy through the national accounting system. This is an innovation in teaching economic geography. The manner in which the national product is formed is first explained and then the fifteen major sectors are discussed with the aid of many tables and maps.
Bangladesh has been ahead of the curve in responding to the challenges of risk, vulnerability and social protection. Having laid a robust foundation of safety net programs, the quest is now for a national social protection strategy that effectively aims for a sum that is greater than its parts.
The volume brings together a collection of essays written by colleagues, friends and students as a tribute to professor Mosharaff Hossain. In addition to personal tributes, the contributions cover issue in agriculture and the rural economy and development in general which were close to the heart of Mosharaff Hossain.