• M. G. Quibria


This chapter begins with a thumbnail sketch of the state of economic development of the country at its founding in 1971. Since then, Bangladesh has made significant strides in economic development, which are reflected in its income growth, reduction in poverty, progress in various social and human indicators, and some improvements in infrastructure. In recent years, the country has recorded growth exceeding 7 percent. Impressive as this progress has been, this chapter posits that it would be hasty to conjecture that the future would be a replay of its past performance, given the various serious risks and challenges that confront the economy.


Famine Poverty Malthusian catastrophe Social indicators 


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  • M. G. Quibria
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  1. 1.Department of EconomicsMorgan State UniversityBaltimoreUSA

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