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Bangladesh's Economic and Social Progress

From a Basket Case to a Development Model

  • Munim Kumar Barai
Book

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxxvii
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
  3. Drawing the Boundary of Bangladesh’s Development

  4. Finance and Development

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 145-145
    2. Prashanta Kumar Banerjee, Md. Abdul Kayum, Helal Uddin
      Pages 147-178
    3. S. M. Sohrab Uddin, Mohammad Zoynul Abedin, Nahid Afroz
      Pages 179-204
    4. Munim Kumar Barai
      Pages 205-233
  5. Economic Sectors and Development

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 235-235
    2. Mohammad Dulal Miah, Rashedul Hasan, Helal Uddin
      Pages 237-266
    3. Kazi Mahmudur Rahman, Ehsanul Huda Chowdhury
      Pages 267-297
    4. Mohammad Akhtaruzzaman, Mohammad Monirul Islam Sarker, Md. Masudur Rahman
      Pages 299-316
  6. Role of Government and NGOs for Development

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 317-317
    2. Tamgid Ahmed Chowdhury, Ashit Baran Das, Liton Chakraborty, Munim Kumar Barai
      Pages 351-380
  7. Conclusion

About this book

Introduction

This book evaluates Bangladesh’s impressive economic and social progress, more often referred to as a ‘development surprise’. In doing so, the book examines the gap in existing explanations of Bangladesh’s development and then offers an empirically informed analysis of a range of distinctive factors, policies, and actions that have individually and collectively contributed to the progress of Bangladesh. In an inclusive way, the book covers the developmental role, relation, and impact of poverty reduction, access to finance, progress in education and social empowerment, reduction in the climatic vulnerability, and evolving sectoral growth activities in the agriculture, garments, and light industries. It also takes into account of the important role of the government and NGOs in the development process, identifies bottlenecks and challenges to Bangladesh’s future development path and suggests measures to overcome them.

By providing an inclusive narrative to theorize Bangladesh’s development, which is still missing in the public discourse, this book posits that Bangladesh per se can offer a development model to other developing countries.

Munim Kumar Barai is a Professor at the Graduate School of Management, Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University (APU), Japan. He was a Fulbright Scholar and completed post-doc research at the University of Pennsylvania, USA. Dr. Barai is widely published. He has guest-edited to two Scopus indexed journals and is a co-editor of the book Towards A Common Future: Understanding Growth, Sustainability in the Asia Pacific Region (2017). 

Keywords

Economics of Bangladesh Poverty Reduction in Bangladesh Women Empowerment in Bangladesh Social Development of Bangladesh Financial Access in Bangladesh Inclusive Finance in Bangladesh Garments Industry in Bangladesh Women Employment in Bangladesh Agricultural Development in Bangladesh Developing Countries in Asia Developmental Challenges in Bangladesh Developmental Challenges in Asia Development Model of Bangladesh

Editors and affiliations

  • Munim Kumar Barai
    • 1
  1. 1.College of International ManagementRitsumeikan Asia Pacific UniversityBeppu-shiJapan

About the editors

Munim Kumar Barai is a Professor at the Graduate School of Management, Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University (APU), Japan. He was a Fulbright Scholar and completed post-doc research at the University of Pennsylvania, USA. Dr. Barai is widely published. He has guest-edited two Scopus indexed journals and is a co-editor of the book Towards A Common Future: Understanding Growth, Sustainability in the Asia Pacific Region (2017). 

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