Decelerated Decline: State of Poverty in Bangladesh 2012
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Publication Date: October 2012
ISBN: 9789848827918
Format: Paperback, 167 pages
Language: English
Condition: New

Book Description:

This annual State of Poverty in Bangladesh, 2012 is a publication of Social Policy Unit of Unnayan Onneshan, an independent multidisciplinary think-tank in Bangladesh. The annual number, written by our own researchers, is open to heterodox perspectives as opposed to dogmatic orthodox persuasions.

Successive governments have taken several initiatives for reduction in poverty, yet the poverty persists and challenges continue to evolve. The problem arises in their failings to conceptualise that poverty is manifestation of social property relationship, embedded in institutions, structures, power, and reality and composition of the state.

The research finds a slowdown in reduction in poverty in recent years and reveals concerns, particularly if a forecast is made on the basis of current trend, suggesting that the rate of decline may further decelerate, leaving the target of poverty reduction of the government at bay. An attempt, thus, has been pursued towards analysing the causes of slower reduction in poverty in the recent years.