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Books

BDI publishes books on various issues regarding Bangladesh. Click on each book cover below to learn about the book:

 Education and National Development: Selected Essays from the Harvard Conferences in 2008, 2009

Education and National Development: Selected Essays from the Harvard Conferences in 2008, 2009

The book begins with a broad overview of the current education scene—from primary to tertiary education—and the wide range of issues they confront. The need to cultivate a culture of research in the higher education institutions (HEIs) that is contextually important and relevant is emphasized next. Two specific aspects of women’s (and, girls’) education in Bangladesh suggest, in the next chapter, the importance of educating women....

Democracy in Bangladesh: Selected Essays from the Harvard Conferences in 2008, 2009

Democracy in Bangladesh: Selected Essays from the Harvard Conferences in 2008, 2009

This volume is based on selected papers from two conferences on Bangladesh at Harvard University in 2008 and 2009.  It covers a variety of challenging topics, ranging from linkages between democracy and security to effects of a given electoral system on political stability, micro-national autonomy for sub-regional peace, terrorism and its counter-forces, to NGOs’ role in development and social change, intra-regional cooperation in conflict mitigation, and...

Bangladesh Economy in the 21st Century: Selected Essay from the Harvard Conferences in 2008, 2009

Bangladesh Economy in the 21st Century: Selected Essay from the Harvard Conferences in 2008, 2009

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...

Recreating the Commons? NGOs in Bangladesh

Recreating the Commons? NGOs in Bangladesh

NGOs have existed as indigenous self-help organizations throughout history across the globe. However, in the later part of the 20th century they have demonstrated a level of creativity, growth, and success that was largely unexpected by most development experts. Many have been pleasantly surprised at the inventiveness and successes of NGOs and generally these organizations have received wide support from the society. Many NGOs are involved in disaster relief or charitable work but most are engaged in "capacity building" or...

The Bangladesh Economy: Diagnoses and Prescriptions

The Bangladesh Economy: Diagnoses and Prescriptions

The articles in this book cover a gamut of important areas that concern economists and have the potential to shape economic thinking in Bangladesh. Among the important themes covered by the authors are: macroeconomic issues, trade reforms and their impact, trade and international migration, determinants of aggregate import demand, impact and influence of foreign aid on government decision-making, foreign aid and GDP growth, money supply and output prices, effects of political instability on domestic savings,...

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