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Mangroves as protection from storm surges in Bangladesh (English)

Mangrove forests can reduce the vulnerability of adjacent coastal lands from storm surges by slowing the flow of water. Although the potential utility of mangroves in disaster risk reduction is increasingly recognized by coastal managers, efficient use of this ecosystem-based protection is often hindered by the scarcity of location-specific information on the protective capacity of mangroves. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8251 NOV 21, 2017

Dasgupta,Susmita; Huq,Mainul; Khan,Zahirul Huque; Islam,Md. Saiful; Hasib,Md. Raqubul Disclosed

Impact of climate change and aquatic salinization on fish habitats and poor communities in southwest coastal Bangladesh and Bangladesh Sundarbans (English)

Fisheries constitute an important source of livelihoods for tens of thousands of poor people in the southwest coastal region of Bangladesh living near the UNESCO Heritage Sundarbans mangrove forest, and they supply a significant portion of protein for millions. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7593 MAR 10, 2016

Dasgupta,Susmita; Huq,Mainul; Mustafa,Md. Golam; Sobhan,Md Istiak; Wheeler,David R. Disclosed

Urban flooding of Greater Dhaka in a changing climate : building local resilience to disaster risk (English)

Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh and one of the world’s rapidly growing megacities, is an urban hotspot for climate risks. Preparing for the unfolding impacts of climate-related changes – socio demographic, environmental, economic, and political - is a daunting task. ... See More +

Publication 100228 OCT 26, 2015

Dasgupta,Susmita; Zaman,Asif; Roy,Subhendu; Huq,Mainul; Jahan,Sarwar; Nishat,Ainun Disclosed

Drinking water salinity and infant mortality in coastal Bangladesh (English)

Bangladesh, with two-thirds of its land area less than five meters above sea level, is one of the most climate-vulnerable countries in the world. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7200 FEB 01, 2015

Dasgupta, Susmita; Huq, Mainul; Wheeler, David Disclosed

Climate change, groundwater salinization and road maintenance costs in coastal Bangladesh (English)

The potentially-adverse impact of salinity on paved roads is well-established in the engineering literature. The problem seems destined to grow, as climate-related changes in sea level and riverine flows drive future increases in groundwater salinity. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7147 DEC 01, 2014

Dasgupta, Susmita; Hossain, Md. Moqbul; Huq, Mainul; Wheeler, David Disclosed

Climate change, soil salinity, and the economics of high-yield rice production in coastal Bangladesh (English)

It is a virtual certainty that sea-level rise will continue throughout the century and beyond 2100 even if greenhouse gas emissions are stabilized in the near future. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7140 DEC 01, 2014

Dasgupta, Susmita; Hossain, Md. Moqbul; Huq, Mainul; Wheeler, David Disclosed

Facing the hungry tide : climate change, livelihood threats, and household responses in coastal Bangladesh (English)

This paper quantifies the impact of inundation risk and salinization on the family structure and economic welfare of coastal households in Bangladesh. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7148 DEC 01, 2014

Dasgupta, Susmita; Hossain, Md. Moqbul; Huq, Mainul; Wheeler, David Disclosed

Climate proofing infrastructure in Bangladesh : the incremental cost of limiting future inland monsoon flood damage (English)

Two-thirds of Bangladesh is less than 5 meters above sea level, making it one of the most flood prone countries in the world. Severe flooding during a monsoon causes significant damage to crops and property, with severe adverse impacts on rural livelihoods. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5469 NOV 01, 2010

Dasgupta, Susmita; Huq, Mainul; Khan, Zahirul Huq; Masud, Md. Sohel; Ahmed, Manjur Murshed Zahid; Mukherjee, Nandan; Pandey, Kiran Disclosed

Vulnerability of bangladesh to cyclones in a changing climate : potential damages and adaptation cost (English)

This paper integrates information on climate change, hydrodynamic models, and geographic overlays to assess the vulnerability of coastal areas in Bangladesh to larger storm surges and sea-level rise by 2050. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5280 APR 01, 2010

Dasgupta, Susmita; Huq, Mainul; Khan, Zahirul Huq; Ahmed, Manjur Murshed Zahid; Mukherjee, Nandan; Khan, Malik Fida; Pandey, Kiran Disclosed

Improving indoor air in rural Bangladesh : results of controlled experiments (English)

In rural Bangladesh, Indoor Air Pollution (IAP) is dangerously high for poor households dependent on biomass cooking fuels. Based on earlier World Bank research, controlled, scientifically monitored experiments were conducted in Burumdi village, Narayanganj district, to test the effects of structural arrangements and ventilation practices on IAP. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 48647 MAR 01, 2009

Dasgupta, Susmita ; Huq, Mainul ; Khaliquzzaman, M. ; Wheeler, David Disclosed

Improving indoor air quality for poor families : a controlled experiment in Bangladesh (English)

The World Health Organization's 2004 Global and Regional Burden of Disease Report estimates that acute respiratory infections from indoor air pollution (pollution from burning wood, animal dung, and other bio-fuels) kill a million children annually in developing countries, inflicting a particularly heavy toll on poor families in South Asia and Africa. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS4422 DEC 01, 2007

Dasgupta, Susmita; Huq, Mainul; Khaliquzzaman, M.; Wheeler, David Disclosed

Health effects and pesticide perception as determinants of pesticide use : evidence from Bangladesh (English)

In a recent survey of 820 Boro (winter rice), potato, bean, eggplant, cabbage, sugarcane, and mango farmers in Bangladesh, over 47 percent of farmers were found to be overusing pesticides. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS3776 NOV 01, 2005

Dasgupta, Susmita; Meisner, Craig; Huq, Mainul Disclosed

Who suffers from indoor air pollution? evidence from Bangladesh (English)

In this paper the authors investigate individuals' exposure to indoor air pollution. Using new survey data from Bangladesh, they analyze exposure at two levels-differences within households attributable to family roles, and differences across households attributable to income and education. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS3428 OCT 01, 2004

Dasgupta,Susmita; Huq, Mainul; Khaliquzzaman, M.; Pandey, Kiran; Wheeler,David R.

Indoor air quality for poor families: new evidence from Bangladesh (English)

Indoor air pollution (IAP) from cooking and heating is estimated to kill a million children annually in developing countries. To promote a better understanding of IAP, the authors investigate the determinants of IAP in Bangladesh using the latest air monitoring technology and a national household survey. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS3393 SEP 01, 2004

Dasgupta, Susmita; Huq, Mainul; Khaliquzzaman, M.; Pandey, Kiran; Wheeler,David R.

Private provision of a public good - social capital and solid waste management in Dhaka, Bangladesh (English)

The authors try to identify the determinants of private, community-based provision of a public good - in this case, trash collection. Using survey data for Dhaka, Bangladesh, where some neighborhoods have successfully organized an alternative to the municipal trash collection service, they examine why some communities or neighborhoods display such initiative, while others do not. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS2422 AUG 31, 2000

Pargal, Sheoli; Gilligan, Daniel; Huq, Mainul

Inspections and emissions in India : puzzling survey evidence about industrial pollution (English)

Industrial plants face pressure to abate water pollution from many sources, national and local, through formal government regulation and through more informal pressure from consumer groups and concern for the firm's reputation. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS1810 AUG 31, 1997

Pargal, Sheoli; Mani, Muthukumara; Huq, Mainul

Bending the rules : discretionary pollution control in China (English)

Industry compliance with pollution regulations is far from universal, even in North America. In developing countries, compliance rates are often quite low, particularly where budgets for regulation are low or inspectors are corrupt. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS1761 MAY 31, 1997

Dasgupta, Susmita; Huq, Mainul; Wheeler,David R.

Does environmental regulation matter? Determinants of the location of new manufacturing plants in India in 1994 (English)

The cost of complying with environmental regulations has been cited as a major burden on businesses. Is it enough of a burden to influence where businesses locate new plants, which are not restricted to their choice of location? ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS1718 FEB 28, 1997

Mani, Muthukumara; Pargal, Sheoli; Huq, Mainul

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Mangroves as protection from storm surges in Bangladesh (English)
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NOV 21, 2017 WPS8251 Policy Research Working Paper
Impact of climate change and aquatic salinization on fish habitats and poor communities in southwest coastal Bangladesh and Bangladesh Sundarbans (English)
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MAR 10, 2016 WPS7593 Policy Research Working Paper
Urban flooding of Greater Dhaka in a changing climate : building local resilience to disaster risk (English)
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OCT 26, 2015 100228 Publication
Drinking water salinity and infant mortality in coastal Bangladesh (English)
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FEB 01, 2015 WPS7200 Policy Research Working Paper
Climate change, groundwater salinization and road maintenance costs in coastal Bangladesh (English)
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DEC 01, 2014 WPS7147 Policy Research Working Paper
Climate change, soil salinity, and the economics of high-yield rice production in coastal Bangladesh (English)
See More +
DEC 01, 2014 WPS7140 Policy Research Working Paper
Facing the hungry tide : climate change, livelihood threats, and household responses in coastal Bangladesh (English)
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DEC 01, 2014 WPS7148 Policy Research Working Paper
Climate proofing infrastructure in Bangladesh : the incremental cost of limiting future inland monsoon flood damage (English)
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NOV 01, 2010 WPS5469 Policy Research Working Paper
Vulnerability of bangladesh to cyclones in a changing climate : potential damages and adaptation cost (English)
See More +
APR 01, 2010 WPS5280 Policy Research Working Paper
Improving indoor air in rural Bangladesh : results of controlled experiments (English)
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MAR 01, 2009 48647 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Improving indoor air quality for poor families : a controlled experiment in Bangladesh (English)
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DEC 01, 2007 WPS4422 Policy Research Working Paper
Health effects and pesticide perception as determinants of pesticide use : evidence from Bangladesh (English)
See More +
NOV 01, 2005 WPS3776 Policy Research Working Paper
Who suffers from indoor air pollution? evidence from Bangladesh (English)
See More +
OCT 01, 2004 WPS3428 Policy Research Working Paper
Indoor air quality for poor families: new evidence from Bangladesh (English)
See More +
SEP 01, 2004 WPS3393 Policy Research Working Paper
Private provision of a public good - social capital and solid waste management in Dhaka, Bangladesh (English)
See More +
AUG 31, 2000 WPS2422 Policy Research Working Paper
Inspections and emissions in India : puzzling survey evidence about industrial pollution (English)
See More +
AUG 31, 1997 WPS1810 Policy Research Working Paper
Bending the rules : discretionary pollution control in China (English)
See More +
MAY 31, 1997 WPS1761 Policy Research Working Paper
Does environmental regulation matter? Determinants of the location of new manufacturing plants in India in 1994 (English)
See More +
FEB 28, 1997 WPS1718 Policy Research Working Paper