Posts Tagged ‘ poor ’

China urban slum strategy: Can it be a role model for Bangladesh?

August 3, 2012
Shah Jawad Shamir
China urban slum strategy: Can it be a role model for Bangladesh?

When I was visiting China few years ago, I noticed an interesting housing project in the outskirts of Beijing. Out of curiosity I asked my tour guide about them and to my surprise, I learned that they were slums.
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Inequality, an imperfection we continue with

April 11, 2012
Irfan Chowdhury
Inequality, an imperfection we continue with

Some of my happier school holidays were spent in a hilly Chittagong village where my grandparents lived. Morning fog, palm juice, winter harvest, grazing cattle, mud houses, rides on bullock carts
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Lifting the floor

May 11, 2011
Barry Coates
Lifting the floor

Amidst the jubilation over higher dairy prices that are boosting our flagging economy, spare a thought for those who are suffering. It has been a bad year for the 44 million people in poor countries who slipped into hunger since the surge of food prices in June 2010.
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NGOs: whose babies and for whom?

January 14, 2011
Matiur Rahman
NGOs: whose babies and for whom?

Globalisation is an ancient and shifting free-market paradigm predating since even 1492. The basic tenet of this paradigm is to promote global free trade, perceived as a rising tide raising all boats. This is an economic prescription that one size fits all. They seem too good to be true.
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Nurturing ‘a beautiful tree’

December 24, 2010
Hasan Zillur Rahim
Nurturing ‘a beautiful tree’

“The Beautiful Tree” is a book that lays bare the bankruptcy of Western ideas about free primary education in developing countries. Written by British educator James Tooley and supported by data from the field, it shows how the poor of the world are taking charge of their educational destiny, and how foreign money and...
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