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Paper 5 – Bangladesh-EU Development Relationship: Major Features and Emerging Issues

Contributors: Mustafizur Rahman and Saifur Rahman Publication Period: July 2000 The paper looks at the current status of Bangladesh-EU relationship, identifies the salient features of the new Cooperation Agreement, and looks at some of the important emerging challenges in the context of the evolving Bangladesh-EU relationship. The paper also focuses …

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Paper 4 – Poverty Reduction in Bangladesh: Absence of a National Framework, An Abundance of Donors’ Strategies

Contributors: Debapriya Bhattacharya and Rashed Titumir Publication Period: June 2000 The paper highlights the problem that Bangladesh has never had a homegrown holistic dynamic strategic framework to combat poverty nor has a clearly articulated operational approach been developed to address the issue. Rather, agendas for poverty alleviation had remained largely …

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Paper 3 – Setting the Agenda for the Next WTO Round: Perspective from Bangladesh on the Seattle Ministerial Meeting

Contributors: Debapriya Bhattacharya, Mustafizur Rahman and Rashed Titumir Publication Period: January 2000 The paper seeks to project a civil society perspective on Bangladesh’s concerns and expectations regarding the upcoming Third WTO Ministerial Meeting. The paper focuses on the built-in agenda and highlights issues for the Seattle Ministerial; examines the implications …

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Paper 2 – Environmental Consequences of Structural Adjustment: Towards Sustainable Shrimp Culture in Bangladesh

Contributors: Debapriya Bhattacharya, Mustafizur Rahman and Fahmida Akter Khatun Publication Period: November 1999 The objective of the study was to (i) study the nexus between Structural Adjustment Programmes (SAPs) and the growth of export-oriented shrimp culture in Bangladesh; (ii) analyse the environmental implications of shrimp culture; (iii) quantify and evaluate …

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