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Bangladesh's flood action plan: a critique


, : Bangladesh's flood action plan: a critique. Economic and Political Weekly 28(29/30): 1501-1503

This paper reviews Bangladesh's flood action plan of 1990, which is cited as a good example of the unrealistic and expensive schemes that agencies like the World Bank have forced many developing countries to undertake, without a realistic appraisal of experiences within the country. After excessive floods in 1987 and 1988, Bangladesh called other international organizations for help.


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