Participatory scenario development approaches for identifying pro-poor adaptation options

Participatory scenario development (PSD) is a process that involves the participation of stakeholders to explore the future in a creative and policy-relevant way. The International Institute for Sustainable Development designed and implemented two sets of PSD workshops in Mozambique, Ghana, and Bangladesh and remote assisted workshops in Ethiopia. As a result, this report presents the.. Read More

Assessing Long-term Impacts of Vulnerabilities on Crop Production Due to Climate Change in the Coastal Areas of Bangladesh

People living in different coastal areas of Bangladesh have been suffering from lack of food security. There are many reasons behind that such as lower crop productivity and less cropping intensity due to increased salinity, increased incidences of pests & diseases, erratic rainfall, higher temperature, drought, tidal surges, cyclone, submergence,large fallow lands/water bodies, land degradation,.. Read More


Exploring the feasibility of private micro flood insurance provision in Bangladesh

This paper aims to contribute to the debate on the feasibility of the provision of micro flood insurance as an effective tool for spreading disaster risks in developing countries and examines the role of the institutional–organisational framework in assisting the design and implementation of such a micro flood insurance market. In Bangladesh, a private insurance.. Read More

Resource degradation and livelihood in the coastal region of Bangladesh

A study was conducted in four selected upazilas under four coastal districts through participatory rural appraisal (PRA), household survey and monitoring, sampling, focal group discussions, personal interview, onfarm field visits, institutional consultations, and secondary information. The investigation revealed that the valuable natural resources of the whole region are at the verge of serious degradation. Various.. Read More


Modernizing Bangladesh public administration through e-governance: Benefits and challenges

More and more public administration emphasizes how Information and Communication Technology (ICT) can be used to support transformational change in governmental functions globally to achieve efficiency and cost-effective service delivery to citizens. Bangladesh public administration employs energies to achieve this goal. Experience in some developing countries has shown that e-governance can improve transparency which leads.. Read More

Swimming against the Tide: Why a Climate Change Displacement Treaty is Not the Answer

Drawing on field work in Tuvalu, Kiribati and Bangladesh, this article argues that advocacy for a new treaty to address climate change-related movement is presently misplaced for a number of reasons. The article does not deny the real impacts that climate change is already having on communities, nor that migration is a normal adaptive response.. Read More


Displacement with Dignity: International Law and Policy Responses to Climate Change Migration and Security in Bangladesh

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Bangladesh is one of the countries most vulnerable to climate change. One important human dimension of that vulnerability is the potential for large-scale human displacement as a result of climate change impacts. This article examines the extent to which climate change is likely to impact displacement and migration in and from Bangladesh, and the legal.. Read More

Living with Climate Change: Understanding Human Insecurity for surviving in the Climate Change Vulnerable Bangladesh

Around one million people are living in a water-imprisoned condition because of water-logging in the SW coastal region in Bangladesh. Moreover, five million people along with Biodiversity of the Sundarban ecosystem are also in endangering state due to increasing trend of water logging and salinity encroachment. Water-logging has been consistently reducing control of the coastal.. Read More

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The challenges of local environmental problems facing the urban poor in Chittagong, Bangladesh: a scale-sensitive analysis

This paper explores local environmental problems at both the household and neighbourhood levels in Chittagong, based on a broad spectrum household survey. The survey shows that households in poor areas are very exposed to localized environmental problems and thus necessarily develop a wide range of coping strategies around the living space. Yet poorer households are.. Read More

Built-in resilience: learning from grassroots coping strategies for climate variability

Significant lessons can be drawn from grassroots experiences of coping with extreme weather for reducing the vulnerability of the urban poor to climate change. This paper examines the household and community coping strategies used by low-income households living in Korail, the largest informal settlement in Dhaka. This includes how they use physical, economic and social.. Read More