Title: Problems of the urban poor and institutional interventions at Rajshahi City in Bangladesh

Authors: Md. Jahan Boksh Moral

Addresses: Department of Geography and Environmental Studies, University of Rajshahi, Rajshahi 6205, Bangladesh

Abstract: It is increasingly acknowledged that poverty and environment are correlated. Poverty affects environmental conditions. In the same way environment also affects poverty, because a degraded environment greatly impacts the poor. The poor tends to become poorer as the environment conditions degrade. The principal objective of this study is to know the environmental problem of the poor while examining the present involvement of the government in improving poverty and environment condition. To elude the speculative learning, the study analyses UNDP/GOB poverty alleviation project activities. The study is undertaken by acquiring primary data from the field survey that employing a structure questionnaire and gathered information with emphasis on poverty and environment. Head of poor household or behalf of HH, a member are used as respondents.

Keywords: urban poverty; infrastructure; services; UNDP/GOB; poverty alleviation; Rajshahi City; Bangladesh; urban poor; institutional intervention; environmental impact.

DOI: 10.1504/IJESD.2017.083300

International Journal of Environment and Sustainable Development, 2017 Vol.16 No.2, pp.128 - 145

Available online: 22 Mar 2017 *

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