Experience from Bangladesh with ethical trading initiatives

Codes of conduct are often imposed upon producers supplying Northern markets with the aim of improving working conditions in factories in the South. This study evaluates a) the process of codes implementation and b) the impact of these ethical trading initiatives, in the ready made garment sector in Bangladesh. Based on interviews with Bangladeshi producers.. Read More

Consumption Insurance and Vulnerability to Poverty: A Synthesis of the Evidence from Bangladesh, Ethiopia, Mali, Mexico and Russia

This paper synthesizes the results of five studies using household panel data from Bangladesh, Ethiopia, Mali, Mexico and Russia, which examine the extent to which households are able through formal and/or informal arrangements to insure their consumption from specific economic shocks and fluctuations in their real income. Building on the recent literature of consumption smoothing.. Read More

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Poverty and Vulnerability in Dhaka Slums: The Urban Livelihoods Study

Bangladesh has low levels of urbanization but a high urban population in absolute terms, being one of the most densely populated countries in the world. Rapid urbanization in developing countries brings numerous problems and challenges; urban poverty is one important issue. This important volume presents the findings of a complex and revealing multidisciplinary cohort study.. Read More

Health impact assessment of climate change in Bangladesh

Global climate change (GCC) may have serious and irreversible impacts. Improved methods are needed to predict and quantify health impacts, so that appropriate risk management strategies can be focused on vulnerable areas. The disability-adjusted life year (DALY) is proposed as an effective tool in environmental health impact assessment (HIA). The DALY accounts for years of.. Read More


El Niño and health

El Niño Southern Oscillation (ENSO) is a climate event that originates in the Pacific Ocean but has wide-ranging consequences for weather around the world, and is especially associated with droughts and floods. The irregular occurrence of El Niño and La Niña events has implications for public health. On a global scale, the human effect of.. Read More

Mainstreaming adaptation to climate change in least developed countries (LDCs)

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  • Huq, et al.
  • 2003

Adaptation to climate change has become an important policy priority in the international negotiations on climate change in recent years. The experience cited in this report on two LDC countries, namely Bangladesh in Asia and Mali in Africa, shows that although much has been achieved in terms of describing and analysing vulnerability to climate change.. Read More

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The Implications of Climate Change on Floods of the Ganges, Brahmaputra and Meghna Rivers in Bangladesh

Climate change in the future would have implications for river discharges in Bangladesh. In this article, possible changes in the magnitude, extent and depth of floods of the Ganges, Brahmaputra and Meghna (GBM) rivers in Bangladesh were assessed using a sequence of empirical models and the MIKE11-GIS hydrodynamic model. Climate change scenarios were constructed from.. Read More

Mineralogy of the Ganges and Brahmaputra Rivers: implications for river switching and Late Quaternary climate change

Late Quaternary sediments of the Bengal basin contain a history of river switching and climate change as revealed from sand- and clay-size mineralogy of boreholes and modern riverbed grabs. Epidote to garnet ratios (E/G) in sand fraction sediments are diagnostic of source, with high (>1) E/G indicating Brahmaputra provenance and low (<1) E/G indicating Ganges.. Read More


Controls on facies distribution and stratigraphic preservation in the Ganges-Brahmaputra delta sequence

Abundant sediment supply and accommodation space in the Bengal Basin have led to the development of a major Late Quaternary delta sequence. This sequence has formed in a tectonically active setting and represents an important example of a high-energy (marine and fluvial), high-yield continental margin deposit. Recent studies have detailed the delta’s stratigraphy and development,.. Read More

Regional Cooperation in Flood Management in the Ganges-Brahmaputra-Meghna Region: Bangladesh Perspective

Bangladesh is known to be highly vulnerable to floods. Frequent floods have put enormous constraints on its development potential. Unfortunately, the frequency of high intensity floods is on the rise. So far the country has struggled to put a sizeable infrastructure in place to prevent flooding in may parts of the country with limited success… Read More

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