Possible factors influencing NGOs’ project locations for disaster management in Bangladesh

Although non-governmental organizations (NGOs) are important actors in the field of disaster management (DM) in natural disaster-prone countries such as Bangladesh, the spatial distribution of their activities and factors influencing their site selection are not well researched. Therefore, this research elucidated the spatial distribution of NGOs working in DM in Bangladesh for the past seven.. Read More

Predicting design water requirement of winter paddy under climate change condition using frequency analysis in Bangladesh

The effects of climate change on the agricultural sector are tremendous. Thus, it is essential to determine its impacts on agricultural water resources and to minimize adverse effects on crop production. The present study aims to simulate climate data based on SRES A1B scenario from the outputs of three General Circulation Models (GCMs) namely, FGOAL,.. Read More


Adaptation or conflict? Responses to climate change in water management in Bangladesh

The potential of climate change to impact local conflict and cooperation over natural resources has received relatively little attention. Bangladesh floodplains are highly vulnerable to environmental stresses that are worsening with climate change, and community organisations have to respond to water insecurity − seasonally too little or too much. Two case studies based on action.. Read More

Evaluation of climate change induced vulnerability and adaptation strategies at Haor areas in Bangladesh by integrating GIS and DIVA model

The research paper aims at understanding the level of vulnerability of the Haor communities in Sulla Upazila of Sunamganj District due to climate change induced events. It assesses the climate change impacts on household and community level and summarizes the adaptation efforts by the communities and reconfirms the communities’ challenges and needs. Using geographic information.. Read More


Exploring standardized precipitation evapotranspiration index for drought assessment in Bangladesh

Drought is a critical issue, and it has a pressing, negative impact on agriculture, ecosystems, livelihoods, food security, and sustainability. The problem has been studied globally, but its regional or even local dimension is sometimes overlooked. Local-level drought assessment is necessary for developing adaptation and mitigation strategies for that particular region. Keeping this in understanding,.. Read More

Institutional function and urbanization in Bangladesh: How peri-urban communities respond to changing environments

Urbanization processes are characterized by rapid change. The peri-urban context represents such a transition zone during urbanization. Here, change creates new realities and new demands, for which existing institutions may no longer suffice. Yet institutions do not change easily, as they typically exist to provide stability and predictability during social interactions. It poses a challenge for peri-urban.. Read More

SAGE Journals

Climate-induced Gender Vulnerabilities in Northwestern Bangladesh

Risks and vulnerabilities arising out of climate change are exacerbated by unequal gender relations. The current study examines climate-induced vulnerabilities to which men and women are exposed and explores the factors that affect women more than men. This study was conducted in purposively selected Kurigram district as a representative of Northern Bangladesh, where people experience.. Read More

Transforming Urban Dichotomies and Challenges of South Asian Megacities: Rethinking Sustainable Growth of Dhaka, Bangladesh

Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh, is the eleventh largest megacity city in the world, with a population of 18.2 million people living in an area of 1528 km2. This city profile traces the trajectories of its urban development to becoming a megacity and characterizes its emerging challenges due to informal urbanization and climate change impacts… Read More


Assessing climatic trends of extreme rainfall indices over northeast Bangladesh

This study analyzes the trends of extreme rainfall indices over northeast Bangladesh for the period of 1984 to 2016 for the pre-monsoon and monsoon seasons. The research was framed as part of a project co-producing knowledge of climate variability and impacts through collaboration between scientific and local communities in northeast Bangladesh, which found pre-monsoon and.. Read More

Carbon emissions, energy consumption and industrial growth in Bangladesh: Empirical evidence from ARDL cointegration and Granger causality analysis

This research aims to examine the empirical cointegration, long and short run dynamics and causal relationships between carbon emissions, energy consumption and industrial growth in Bangladesh over the period of 1972–2011. The ARDL Bounds Testing methodology and Granger Causality test in an augmented VAR framework are applied. The ARDL bounds tests as well as additional.. Read More