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Poverty Reduction and Social Development in Bangladesh

  • Adil Mohammed KhanEmail author
  • Ishrat Islam
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Abstract

This study is an attempt to analyze the spatial variations of development in Bangladesh in terms of poverty reduction and social development at regional levels. The overarching goal is to determine the relationship among poverty levels and various indicators of development. The analysis reveals that although Bangladesh has been successful in reducing poverty level at the national scale, the poverty level is not homogeneous at the subnational level. The western part of the nation is lagging relative to the eastern part, and the northwestern part is lagging relative to the central part, with respect to poverty reduction. This chapter examines several factors of development such as electrification, urbanization, cooperatives, industrial establishments, and overseas employment. The study suggests that a well-functioning institutional mechanism will aid in poverty reduction, and that a committee be set up to address spatial disparity in development for proposing policies to ameliorate balanced regional development.

Keywords

Poverty reduction Social development Education Health Investment Electricity Industry Spatial disparity Bangladesh 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Urban and Regional PlanningJahangirnagar UniversityDhakaBangladesh
  2. 2.Department of Urban and Regional PlanningBangladesh University of Engineering and TechnologyDhakaBangladesh

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