Economic and Social Development of Bangladesh

Miracle and Challenges

  • Yasuyuki Sawada
  • Minhaj Mahmud
  • Naohiro Kitano

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxxix
  2. Economic Transformation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Minhaj Mahmud, Keijiro Otsuka, Yasuyuki Sawada, Eiji Yamada
      Pages 3-26
    3. Tetsushi Sonobe, Khondoker Abdul Mottaleb, Md. Nurul Amin
      Pages 27-51
    4. Yasuyuki Sawada, Yuhei Miyauchi, Junichi Yamasaki
      Pages 53-70
    5. Shahidur R. Khandker, Hussain A. Samad
      Pages 71-92
  3. Social Transformation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 115-115
    2. Minhaj Mahmud, Keijiro Otsuka, Yasuyuki Sawada, Mari Tanaka, Tomomi Tanaka
      Pages 117-134
    3. Hisaki Kono, Yasuyuki Sawada, Abu S. Shonchoy
      Pages 135-149
  4. Welfare Improvements

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 175-175
    2. Yasuyuki Sawada, Mari Tanaka, Minhaj Mahmud
      Pages 199-214
    3. Minhaj Mahmud, Yasuyuki Sawada
      Pages 215-232
    4. Minhaj Mahmud, Yasuyuki Sawada
      Pages 233-250
  5. Risk and Challenges

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 251-251
    2. Masahiro Shoji, Akira Murata
      Pages 253-272
    3. Minhaj Mahmud, Yasuyuki Sawada
      Pages 273-289
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 291-311

About this book


This book discusses Bangladesh’s economic and social development that may be called a “miracle” since the country has achieved remarkable development progress under several unfavorable situations: weak governance and political instabilities, inequality, risks entailed in rapid urbanization, and exposure to severe disaster risks. The authors examine what led to this successful economic development, and the potential challenges that it presents, aiming to elicit effective policy interventions that can be adapted by other developing countries.


Inequality Disaster Risk Urbanization Governance Instability Asia Bangladesh

Editors and affiliations

  • Yasuyuki Sawada
    • 1
  • Minhaj Mahmud
    • 2
  • Naohiro Kitano
    • 3
  1. 1.Faculty of EconomicsUniversity of TokyoTokyoJapan
  2. 2.Bangladesh Institute of Development Studies (BIDS)DhakaBangladesh
  3. 3.Japan International Cooperation Agency Research InstituteTokyoJapan

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