When developed economies stopped growing during the 2008–2009 financial crisis but developing economies kept on growing, the world took notice. The rise of the South, seen within the developing world as an overdue global rebalancing, has been much commented on since.
Projects and Initiatives
The Police Reform Programme (PRP) is a comprehensive capacity building initiative to improve human security in Bangladesh. PRP works to support the transition of the Bangladesh Police from a colonial style police force to a more effective and service-oriented police organisation. more
To access government services and information, the rural poor traditionally have to travel long distances to sub-district (average distance 15 km) and even district (average distance 35 km) offices of the government, incurring high costs and time for travel, accommodation and foregone wages. more
The Union Parishad Governance Project (UPGP) aims to support the government of Bangladesh in meeting the Millennium Development Goals through effective, inclusive, participatory and democratic local governance. more
Featured PublicationsHuman Development Report 2013
Recent years have seen a perceptible increase in interest in social safety nets within developing countries. Although many critics have questioned social safety-nets as something politically expedient, stigmatizing and highly inadequate to prime concerns of the poor, the necessity of such nets was never really discarded in practice.
Migration has been identified as both saviour and villain of the national developmental story; a driver of economic expansion and modernization, while also the cause of severe urban deprivation and a destroyer of traditional rural life. This paper views internal migration in a positive light, seeing it as essential to economic transformation.