FEEDBACK
Jump to content

Country profiles

Countries in South Asia

South Asia

Protecting Bangladesh's migrant labourers
Construction workers
S. Torfinn / Panos Pictures
This 4th edition of the Protifolon series sheds light on important reforms and actions concerning labour migration from Bangladesh. It is clear that the government has undertaken serious reforms in certain areas but new areas are constantly emerging. The government may consider declaring 2012-2021 the decade of migration and undertake necessary policies and programmes to face the emerging challenges in the migration sector and to promote safe labour migration from Bangladesh.

Latest Documents

Language, knowledge and inequality
T Rahman / Sustainable Development Policy Institute, Pakistan, 1998
The invention of writing created grounds for sustaining a new hierarchy: that between the illiterate and the literate. Literacy also made the keeping of permanent records possible and so extended control over people. Since it also cre...
Socio-environmental and behavioural correlates of child morbidity in Pakistan
J Bennett / Sustainable Development Policy Institute, Pakistan, 1995
Empirical evidence to determine the health status of children aged less than five years was gathered from an area in Rawalpindi, one of the large cities of Pakistan. Of the total 1301 children ever born to 341 ever married women aged ...
Language-teaching and world view in Urdu medium schools in Pakistan
T Rahman / Sustainable Development Policy Institute, Pakistan, 1998
The ordinary state run school teaches most subjects in Urdu in most parts of Pakistan. And even when it does teach in Sindhi or Pashto, Urdu is taught as an additional language. As such, the world view of the products of state schools...
Pakistani universities: the colonial legacy
T Rahman / Sustainable Development Policy Institute, Pakistan, 1993
The universities were established by the colonial British government in 1858 so as to produce educated Indians to serve in the expanding bureaucracy. As government and security were the major concerns of the colonial government they m...
Cultural invasion and linguistic politeness among English-using Pakistanis
T Rahman / Sustainable Development Policy Institute, Pakistan, 1998
English is used in the domains of power--the bureaucracy, military, judiciary, academia, media and commerce--at the elitist level. Those who use English in connection with their work but are not as fluent in it as if it were a first l...
Equality: space and measurement
M Qizilbash / Sustainable Development Policy Institute, Pakistan, 1998
It is argued that measures such as those involving the proportion of people who achieve some level of a component of well-being can proxy opportunity and that ordinal information alone should be used to arrive at the ranking of overal...
Language-teaching in Pakistani madrassas
T Rahman / Sustainable Development Policy Institute, Pakistan, 1998
The madrassas (or madaris) are religious seminaries which have been in the news in the last two years for two major reasons. First, their students, called tulaba in Arabic and taliban in Pashto, rose to rule most of Afghanistan. And s...
Poverty: concept and measurement
M Qizilbash / Sustainable Development Policy Institute, Pakistan, 1998
It is common to think of poverty in terms of material deprivation or lack of income. However, a number of commentators, notably Amartya Sen, have moved away from this way of thinking. They have shifted towards thinking of poverty in t...
Structural adjustment and social development: an agenda for the poor
J Bennett / Sustainable Development Policy Institute, Pakistan, 1998
Structural Adjustment Programs (SAPs) are not simple instruments for rectifying macroeconomic imbalances through the imposition of policies like currency devaluation, privatisation, trade liberalisation and cuts in government spending...
The language of employment: the case of Pakistan
T Rahman / Sustainable Development Policy Institute, Pakistan, 1999
One cannot find employment in a modern state without being able to read, write and speak (in that order) a certain, standardised, written language. In short, to be part of the salariat in Pakistan one must know a certain language the ...
Results 1 to 10 of 4596

More on South Asia