impact ass & project apprais

Evaluation of environment impact assessment procedures and practice in Bangladesh

Bangladesh is a major developing country that is particularly vulnerable to environmental change. Since independence in 1971, Bangladesh has implemented a number of environmental initiatives, and is prominent in the global push for sustainable development. Environmental impact assessment (EIA) has a key role in achieving this goal. EIA has recently been introduced through the Environment.. Read More

Impact of a tropical cyclone on coastal upwelling processes

  • Rao, et al.
  • 2004

A three-dimensional numerical model is described to study theresponse of a coastal ocean excited by a tropical cyclone in the Bay of Bengal. The numericalexperiments have been carried out using the model to understand the dynamics and thermodynamics ofthe ocean due to different cyclonic systems approaching in different directions. In the firstexperiment, the model is.. Read More

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Variations of Surface Air Temperature Over the Land Areas in and Around the Bay of Bengal

The inter-annual variation and linear trends of the surface air temperature in the regions in and around the Bay of Bengal have been studied using the time series data of monthly and annual mean temperature for 20–40 years period within 1951–1990. The study area extends from Pusma Camp of Nepal in the north and Kuala.. Read More

Managing mangroves in Bangladesh: A strategy analysis

Bangladesh, favoured by a tropical climate, houses the world’s largest stretch of mangroves forests (Sundarbans Reserved Forest) and plantations. Around half of the forests of the country occur in the coastal zone. People extract various goods and services from the mangroves. Nevertheless the mangrove forests are depleting. Although the extent of the Sundarbans forest has.. Read More

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Study of climate variability and its impact on rice yield in Bangladesh

The agriculture in Bangladesh is highly dependent on the rainfall but more than normal rainfall caus floods. The severity of the damage in the crop production is expressed in terms of inundated area, flood depth and duration of flood. Considering the severity of problem, the rainfall variability and trends over a few stations of Bangladesh.. Read More

Nature and extent of population displacement due to climate change-triggered disasters in the south-western coastal region of Bangladesh

Purpose – Climate change impacts people’s life directly or indirectly in several ways and displacement is one such indirect effect. This paper aims to bring this fact to light as Bangladesh is going to face severe problems due to displacement of population predicted by researchers. Design/methodology/approach – This paper is an outcome of a thorough.. Read More


Development and climate change in Bangladesh: Focus on coastal flooding and the Sundarbans

This report presents the integrated case study for Bangladesh carried out under an OECD project on Development and Climate Change. The report is structured around a three-tiered framework. First, recent climate trends and climate change scenarios for Bangladesh are assessed and key sectoral impacts are identified and ranked along multiple indicators to establish priorities for.. Read More

Environmentally induced migration from Bangladesh to India

Environmental crisis in the rural areas of developing countries is increasingly becoming an important cause of cross-border migration of population and South Asia is no exception to this phenomenon. Such movement of population in the Indo-Bangladesh context is generating a range of destabilizing socio-political, economic, ethnic and communal tensions in India. It has embittered Indo-Bangladesh.. Read More


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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