|Development Issues of Bangladesh-III
Human Development and Quality of Life
editors: M. Faizul Islam and Syed Saad Andaleeb
ISBN 984 05 1772 4 2007 444pp 215x136mm HB Tk.675.00 US$33.00
Development Issues of Bangladesh-III has been written with the theme: human development and quality of life in Bangladesh. The two concepts, central to the evolution of a civilized society, are approached from a variety of perspectives that include key global indexes and their role in Bangladesh, various economic, social, and human aspects of development, governance and identity issues, class factions and the potential for democratization, empowerment and rights, especially of women, the role of a gender development index to account for women and their contributions, rural financial markets, health care, fertility, literacy and education and the potential for e-learning, environmental issues, as well as political economy and finance.
The sixteen articles in this volume provide a critical examination of the above issues and a rigorous analysis of empirical data that relate to human development and quality of life. This volume also attempts to provide policy prescriptions for problems centering on the main theme. The timely subject matter, objective analysis, and policy prescriptions are expected to prove useful to academicians, development practitioners and policy makers in Bangladesh, as well as in other developing countries.
Bangladesh Development Initiative (BDI), the sponsoring organization of this book, is a US-based think-tank of scholars and professionals devoted to the generation and dissemination of knowledge on development issues of Bangladesh. BDI’s efforts are focused on reaching policy-makers, academicians, politicians, diplomats, businessmen, students, and the wider constituency. Consistent with this objective, BDI has already published two volumes: Development Issues of Bangladesh in November 1996 and Development Issues of Bangladesh-II in April 2003. The University Press Limited in Bangladesh has published both volumes.
Muhammad Faizul Islam is currently an Adjunct Associate Professor at Southeastern University, Washington, D.C., USA. Dr. Islam is a founding member and senior economist at the United States Department of Homeland Security. He is also the International Business Reviewer for The Wall Street Journal. During his tenure at the U.S. Department of Treasury, he lectured as a Fulbright Senior Specialist at the Ukrainian Academy of Banking. He is the recipient of the 2003 Presidents Council of Integrity and Efficiency, Award for Excellence.
Syed Saad Andaleeb is Professor and Program Chair of Marketing at the Sam & Irene Black School of Business, Penn State Erie, USA. He is also the editor of the Journal of Bangladesh Studies. His present preoccupation involves capacity development in research methods at the institutions of higher education in Bangladesh for which he has been supported once as a Senior Fulbright Scholar and twice as a Fulbright Senior Specialist.