The stories of poverty which have been told by Sushmita S. Preetha, Anika Hossain and Akram H.Mamun, in the the Star magazine Vol.11, May 4, 2012 (Dhaka, Bangladesh) capture an important nature of poverty in Bangladesh and other poor countries today. In Bangladesh they tell the stories of the crippled workers movement which has been […]
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We are living in exceptional times. Scientists tell us that we have 10 years to change the way we live, avert the depletion of natural resources and the catastrophic evolution of the Earth’s climate.
The book by Acemoglu and Robinson is inspiring, eye- and mind opening, especially for those not yet familiar with the idea of institutions structuring human societies and development. The book is very rich of historical examples underlining the theory of extractive and inclusive institutions, leading to either prosperity or failure of nations.
Shoes in front of a BRAC School in Bangladesh Special Christmas greetings 2011 and best wishes for the new year to all who read this
The workshop on: Policy Options and Investment Priorities for Accelerating Agricultural Productivity and Development in India Tweet November 10-11, 2011 Organised by: Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research and Institute for Human Development Venue: New Building, 40, Lodhi Estate, New Delhi, India International Centre Panel discussion and conclusions. Lessons from the […]
If productivity growth is the pathway out of poverty for smallholders in South Asia, then Bangladesh is currently on a better way than India. Where as Bangladesh has managed to increase cereal yields per ha from the 1970s onwards and from 1990 to 2009 by 50%, India managed to increase yields per ha only by […]
Tweet International Roundtable Conference on Marginality and Extreme Poverty: Towards Inclusive Development for and with the Poorest June 20‐22, 2011 Center for Development Research (ZEF), University of Bonn, Germany The poorest are often marginalized, living at the edge of economic, ecological, social and political systems. Incidences of most extreme poverty and food insecurity are commonly […]
Tweet Biodiversity conservation: Accounting for the diversity of values in nature and society You can view the brief here (pdf 1146KB)
Tweet The IFLEA project partners participate in the IASC conference Jan 10-14, 2011 in Hyderabad, India. Institutions and Livelihoods in East African Forest Landscapes (IFLEA) Project funded by a grant from Volkswagen Foundation, Oct.2008-Oct.2012 Objective To strengthen research capacities, build a training network and improve understanding of the role institutions and institutional […]
Our IFLEA project won the first prize of the photo competition for the Volkswagen Stiftung 2011 calender “Natural Resources Research in Africa”.