Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/1230
Title: Environmental Concerns for Bangladesh
Contributor(s): Metcalfe, Ian  (author)
Publication Date: 2003
DOI: 10.1080/0085640032000178961
Handle Link: https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/1230
Abstract: Bangladesh is one of the most densely populated and poorest countries in the world. Per-capita income is very low, as is life expectancy (Table 1). In terms of poverty, 35.6 percent of the population falls below the national poverty line, of which 29.1 percent is below the international poverty line of US$1 per day — 1993 Purchasing Power Parity. Annual population growth in Bangladesh was about 2.5percent in the 1960s to 1980s but this has slowed to about 1.7 percent in the last decade. Despite an average Gross National Product (GNP) growth in recent decades of 3.9 percent, GNP per-capita growth in Bangladesh remains low — at about 1.4 percent. Bangladesh's Human Development Index (HDI) value is 0.478 and it has an HDI Rank of 145 out of 173 countries. The World Trade Organisation (WTO) has stated that Bangladesh’s main problems include civil unrest and political instability, natural disasters, and inadequate infrastructure.
Publication Type: Journal Article
Source of Publication: South Asia, 26(3), p. 423-438
Publisher: Routledge
Place of Publication: Abingdon, United Kingdom
ISSN: 1479-0270
0085-6401
Field of Research (FOR): 059999 Environmental Sciences not elsewhere classified
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: C1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal
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