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The Face of Urbanization and Urban Poverty in Bangladesh

Explaining the Slum Development Initiatives in the light of Global Experiences


  • Provides an interdisciplinary perspective in Bangladesh studies in urban governance

  • Studies the complex relationship between the state, urban governance bodies and society in Bangladesh


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Pranab Kumar Panday
    Pages 1-16
  3. Pranab Kumar Panday
    Pages 17-42
  4. Pranab Kumar Panday
    Pages 43-55
  5. Pranab Kumar Panday
    Pages 87-119
  6. Pranab Kumar Panday
    Pages 121-139
  7. Pranab Kumar Panday
    Pages 141-150
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 151-153

About this book


The book presents academic research on urbanization, urban poverty and slum development initiatives in South Asia, in general, and Bangladesh, in particular, in the light of global slum upgrading initiatives. It combines the urban poverty and slum development initiatives globally and country-specific context in a single frame. The book identifies different dimensions of urban poverty, best practices of slum development initiatives, and challenges of the implementation of these programs so that the government and different development partners redesign their implementation strategies as regards to reducing the urban poverty and making improvement to the living conditions of the slum dwellers.

The book provides a clear understanding of the penetrating procedures of different slum development initiatives in the global perspectives, following the operation procedure of different programs in Bangladesh. This allows the readers to make a comparison of the operating procedures of different programs.


Urban Governance Urbanization Urban Poverty Slum Development Bangladesh

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Public AdministrationUniversity of RajshahiRajshahiBangladesh

About the authors

Pranab Kumar Panday is Professor at the Department of Public Administration, University of Rajshahi, Bangladesh. He was a Senior Fulbright Fellow at the Department of Development Sociology, Cornell University, USA in 2012. Professor Panday's main areas of research include public policy, public administration, governance and gender studies. His major book publications include Women’s Political Participation in Bangladesh: Institutional Reforms, Actors and Outcomes (2013) and Women Empowerment in South Asia: NGO Interventions and Agency Building in Bangladesh (2016).

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