Trade liberalization and industry performance in Bangladesh

This paper analyzes trade liberalization’s impact on Bangladesh’s manufacturing sector performance. Using firm level input and output data and employing a nonparametric data envelopment analysis (DEA), we calculate technical, pure technical and allocative efficiencies for a sample of 82 firms collected over two periods of time: 1993 and 1998. Then, applying a Malmquist index method,.. Read More

Study on groundwater recharge potentiality of Barind Tract, Rajshahi District, Bangladesh using GIS and Remote Sensing technique

The groundwater recharge potentiality in Barind Tract in Rajshahi district, Northwest Bangladesh was studied based on Geographical Information System (GIS) and Remote Sensing technique. In this connection satellite images (Landsat 7 ETM and SPOT) and aerial photos were subjected to several treatment processes using softwares like ERDAS Imagine and ESRI’s Arc View. Thus various thematic.. Read More


Policy agenda for addressing climate change in Bangladesh: Copenhagen and beyond

The paper analyses the impact of climate change on Bangladesh, and focuses on initiatives within the country to mitigate against climate change. The most severe impact of global warming is expected to be felt in the rising sea level of the Bay of Bengal, which is anticipated to submerge 20 per cent of the total.. Read More

Temporal Change Detection (2001-2008) Study of Sundarban

This focuses on the Sunderban region and works to identify, map and classify vulnerable islands using satellite imageries/data (time series analysis). It looks at land use and land cover status for the period between 2001 and 2008 and estimates temperature rise over land and sea, provides an assessment of rainfall and cyclone trend over the.. Read More


Field Testing of Innovative Farming Practices Related to Climate Change in Vulnerable Areas

Bangladesh Centre for Advanced Studies (BCAS) and United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) signed an MOU in December 04, 2007 for 24 months to implement a project “Field Testing of Innovative Farming Practices Related to Climate Change in the Vulnerable Areas of Bangladesh” under UNEP/APFED Showcase Programme Funding. The main objective of the project was to identify and document innovative.. Read More

Sea level rise and tigers: predicted impacts to Bangladesh’s Sundarbans mangroves

The Sundarbans mangrove ecosystem, shared by India and Bangladesh, is recognized as a global priority for biodiversity conservation. Sea level rise, due to climate change, threatens the long term persistence of the Sundarbans forests and its biodiversity. Among the forests’ biota is the only tiger (Panthera tigris) population in the world adapted for life in.. Read More

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Overview of drought risk reduction approaches in Bangladesh

Many people as well as the government in Bangladesh perceive floods and cyclones as recurrent environmental hazards in the country. They also view that these two hazards are the main contributors to crop loss in the country. But, in reality, droughts afflict the country at least as frequently as do major floods and cyclones, averaging.. Read More

Climate Change in Bangladesh: A Closer Look into Temperature and Rainfall Data

Bangladesh, generally characterized as a country of six seasons, possesses favorable climatic conditions for agricultural production and creates an approving condition for human habitation. The weather conditions of the country also show extremes and contrasts ranging from floods to drought conditions, from foggy cold weather conditions to high temperatures, from large scale cyclonic events to.. Read More


Exploring the meaning of health security for disaster resilience through people’s perspectives in Bangladesh

There has been significant interest in the rhetoric of health security in recent years from both global and local perspectives. Understanding health in the context of disaster vulnerability presents an opportunity to examine how improved health might reduce the effects of environmental disasters and other crises. To this end, a project was implemented in Bangladesh.. Read More

Risks, Vulnerability and Adaptation in Bangladesh

Climate change is one of the greatest threats to mankind in the twenty first century. Climate change is a complex, multifaceted, multidimensional, long-term, slow onset phenomenon with enormous impacts that touches many aspects of human society including most of its production-consumption processes. Further the impacts of climate change are likely to enhance the vulnerability of.. Read More