Natural disasters and population mobility in Bangladesh

The consequences of environmental change for human migration have gained increasing attention in the context of climate change and recent large-scale natural disasters, but as yet relatively few large-scale and quantitative studies have addressed this issue. We investigate the consequences of climate-related natural disasters for long-term population mobility in rural Bangladesh, a region particularly vulnerable.. Read More

Role of microfinance institutions to enhance food security in the climate change context: gender based analysis of rural poor community of Bangladesh

Principal goal of this study is to examine the impact of climate change on the food security of rural poor women and what Microfinance Institutions (MFIs) are doing to enhance their food security in the context of climate change. Further, by identifying the problems and expectations related to present forms of MFIs it intends to.. Read More


Bangladesh Needs a “Blue-Green Revolution” to Achieve a Green Economy

Bangladesh is the 7th most populous country in the world, covering an area of 144 000 km2 with a population of 164 million. population is constantly increasing in Bangladesh with 2.26 million more people being added each year (United Nations 2009). Bangladesh is also the most densely populated country (1142 per km2) in the world,.. Read More

An assessment of agricultural sustainability indicators in Bangladesh: review and synthesis

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The term ‘indicator’ is often vague and heterogeneous, and its dynamic characteristics make it highly variable over time and space. Based on reviews and synthesis, this study visualizes phenomena and highlights the trend of indicator selection criteria, development methods, validation evaluation strategies for improvement. In contextualization of the intensification of agriculture and climate change, we.. Read More


Impacts of climatic disasters in coastal Bangladesh: why does private adaptive capacity differ?

This paper quantitatively assesses the influences of various demographic and socio-economic factors, past adaptive behavioral factors, access to weather/climate information, and spatial/locational factors on coastal populations’ perceived adaptive capacity against major impacts of hydro-meteorological disasters on their livelihood. A total of 285 respondents from three coastal villages in Bangladesh were randomly interviewed between January and.. Read More

Analysis of flood vulnerability and assessment of the impacts in coastal zones of Bangladesh due to potential sea-level rise

The 4th IPCC report highlights the increased vulnerability of the coastal areas from floods due to sea-level rise (SLR). The existing coastal flood control structures in Bangladesh are not adequate to adapt these changes and new measures are urgently necessary. It is important to determine the impacts of SLR on flooding to analyse the performance.. Read More

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The ‘last resort’? Population movement in response to climate-related hazards in Bangladesh

This paper seeks to understand the ‘push’ and ‘pull’ factors affecting hazard-related migration. A literature review and fieldwork using focus groups have explored the influence of hazards on short term and more permanent population movements. The review showed that hazard induced loss of life has declined markedly in Bangladesh over the last three decades but.. Read More

Mental health in the slums of Dhaka – a geoepidemiological study

Urban health is of global concern because the majority of the world’s population lives in urban areas. Although mental health problems (e.g. depression) in developing countries are highly prevalent, such issues are not yet adequately addressed in the rapidly urbanising megacities of these countries, where a growing number of residents live in slums. Little is.. Read More


A toolkit for integrating disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation into ecosystem management of coastal and marine areas in south Asia

This comprehensive toolkit, jointly produced by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) India and the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) Asia Pacific Secretariat, seeks to provide strategies for integrating disaster risk reduction (DRR) and climate change adaptation (CCA) into ecosystem management of coastal and marine areas in south Asia. A thorough background.. Read More


  • Ali, et al.
  • 2012

Geographically, Bangladesh is situated at the tip of a funnel through which huge amount of rain water discharged in monsoon to the ocean flushing over the country. Depression on the ocean, cyclones, tides and storm surges can easily affect the country through the unprotected shore.Therefore, Bangladesh is a disaster prone country. Effect of Climate Change.. Read More