Management of inland open water fisheries resources of Bangladesh: Issues and options

Despite the possession of a highly productive inland water area of about 45,000 km2, the continuing decrease in fish catch increasingly threatens the livelihoods of more than 12 million fishers in Bangladesh. The government’s open access and leasing policies have been identified as the principal causes of catch decline. Conflicting demands on the inland aquatic.. Read More

Adaptation options for managing water related extreme events under climate change regime: Bangladesh perspectives

Owing to a number of natural and man-made factors, Bangladesh is highly vulnerable to water-related extreme events (Ahmad et al ., 2000). In the wake of global warming and its associated changes in biophysical environmental conditions, it is feared that the country would be most severely affected. The anticipated changes in the hydrological regime would.. Read More

climate change and water resources

Evidence against disaster-induced migration: The 2004 tornado in north-central Bangladesh

Migration is generally considered to be one of the primary responses to a natural disaster. The existing literature widely acknowledges the fact that disaster victims migrate from affected areas. This paper, though, provides empirical evidence of the non-occurrence of out-migration in the aftermath of the 14 April 2004 tornado in Bangladesh. Data collected from 291.. Read More

Solar Photovoltaic Systems in Bangladesh – Experiences and Opportunities

  • 2005

Photovoltaic technology has emerged as one of the methods of accessing energy for low level consumption. The systems use solar energy for generation of electricity. Since solar energy is available everywhere, this technology should serve as a great booster for rural electrification. There is no fuel cost or moving parts in this system, resulting in.. Read More


A review on the present status and management of mangrove wetland habitat resources in Bangladesh with emphasis on mangrove fisheries and aquaculture

The mangrove forest of Bangladesh, the largest continuous mangrove bulk, is one of the most important features of the coastal area of the country. The existence of the mangrove has increased the values of other coastal and marine resources such as the coastal and marine fisheries by increasing productivity and supporting a wide biological diversity… Read More

Facing up to climate change in South Asia

This paper provides an overview of the likely impacts of climate change on three of the least developed countries in South Asia: Bangladesh, Bhutan and Nepal. In these countries, climate change effects will include changes in temperature, distribution of rainfall, sea-level rise, and an increase in the frequency and intensity of extreme weather events. This.. Read More


Programmatic pathways to child survival: Results of a multi-country evaluation of Integrated Management of Childhood Illness

OBJECTIVE: To summarize the expectations held by World Health Organization programme personnel about how the introduction of the Integrated Management of Childhood Illness (IMCI) strategy would lead to improvements in child health and nutrition, to compare these expectations with what was learned from the Multi-Country Evaluation of IMCI Effectiveness, Cost and Impact (MCE-IMCI), and to.. Read More

Strengthening Disaster Risk Management in the Agricultural Sector in Bangladesh

Under the FAO-DAE project titled “Support to the Strengthening of Disaster Preparedness in Agricultural Sector (SSDP) project” the present study has been carried out by the CEGIS multi-disciplinary team. The major objectives of the CEGIS study was threefold: a) Development of a replicable methodology for vulnerability assessment and analysis; b) finding out the vulnerabilities in.. Read More


Spatial patterns of rural poverty and their relationship with welfare-influencing factors in Bangladesh

  • Kam, et al.
  • 2005

This study determines the spatial variation of rural poverty in Bangladesh and its relation to people’s livelihood assets affecting their ability to procure food. We estimated household income for over 1 million census households using a predictor model based on a nationally representative sample survey data set. We computed and mapped poverty indices for 415.. Read More

Case Study 3: Bangladesh Floods in Bangladesh: A Shift from Disaster Management Towards Disaster Preparedness

Bangladesh is a Least Developed Country (LDC) facing many impacts of climate change in the form of more frequent and severe floods, cyclones, droughts, sea level rise and salinity affecting large parts of the population through impacts on livelihoods, natural systems, agriculture, water supply and health. In the last two decades, Bangladesh has experienced four.. Read More