Posts Tagged ‘ Poverty ’

Listening to a Commie

August 30, 2013
Frank Domenico Cipriani
Listening to a Commie

In my circle of acquaintances, I know a handful of “fellow travellers”, Americans who have an affection and concern for the people of Bangladesh.
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The right to be penniless

August 8, 2013
Frank Domenico Cipriani
The right to be penniless

I remember watching the birth of a calf. Two hooves came first. The cow was standing, its tail raised and contorted.
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Poverty in the time of economic growth

July 27, 2013
Irfan Chowdhury
Poverty in the time of economic growth

Development is often used as a buzz word by politicians, leaders, philanthropists, businesses and multinational conglomerates to showcase achievement.
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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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Surviving tornadoes: Vulnerabilities and resilience among the extreme poor in the coastal region

August 10, 2012
Shah Jawad Shamir
Surviving tornadoes: Vulnerabilities and resilience among the extreme poor in the coastal region

The South-West coastal region of Bangladesh is unique for its environmental characteristics. It is vulnerable to natural and climate change-related disasters such as floods, cyclones, tornadoes, tidal surges, storm surges, river bank and coastal erosion.
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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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Trade can cut poverty

April 2, 2012
Pascal Lamy
Trade can cut poverty

As countries integrate into the global economy, trade plays an important role in helping roll back extreme poverty and Bangladesh exemplifies this well. Your country boasts one of the largest young labour forces in the world and the past decade has witnessed rapid economic growth of the Bangladeshi economy.
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Towards a hunger-free Asia and Pacific

March 19, 2012
Graziano da Silva
Towards a hunger-free Asia and Pacific

Economic advance in Asia and the Pacific has been impressive in the last decades. A recent World Bank report talks about the dramatic progress in poverty reduction across the region. In 1981, 77 percent of Asians lived in poverty – but by 2008 the proportion was just 14 percent.
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Sustainable development in Bangladesh: Funding and monitoring issues

November 6, 2011
Devasish Roy Wangza
Sustainable development in Bangladesh: Funding and monitoring issues

Rio+20: Knocking at the door Rio Plus 20 is knocking at the door. Governments, UN agencies and NGOs are spring-cleaning their arsenals to negotiate crucial documents in the build-up to the summit in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in June 2012, three decades after the groundbreaking Rio Earth Summit in 1992.
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Let’s Iftar, shall we?

August 21, 2011
Rubana Huq
Let’s Iftar, shall we?

There are multiple Iftar-types available today: The Secular Iftar, the 9/11 Iftar, the Power Iftar, the Alliance Iftar, the Elite Iftar; the Family Iftar and lastly and not so pleasantly, the Poverty Iftar. It all depends on which one you want to pick and be a part of. In India, it is like a season...
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A source of light- Part II

August 24, 2011
Frank Domenico Cipriani
A source of light- Part II

Ramadan – it’s a holiday I never thought I would celebrate. And I certainly didn’t know what I was getting into when a Muslim friend of mine challenged me: “Try fasting for a month. See what happens.”
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