Ongoing Research
Explaining Differences in Citizen Attitudes Toward Climate Finance for Reducing Vulnerability in Bangladesh

This project seeks to track factors influencing the flow of international funding for climate change adaptation (part of what is referred to commonly as “climate finance”) from the international/donor level to the levels of local management and implementation. More specifically, the project addresses relationships among climate finance, prospective impacts of climate change on peoples’ lives and livelihoods, and peoples’ perceptions of often-complex social and political linkages between climate finance and climate change impacts. 

The project team, from the Development Economics Research Group (DECRG), American University in Washington and the North-South University in Dhaka, offer a strong combination of survey and sampling design experience and substantive expertise on climate vulnerability, international migration, and the assessment of political and other drivers of public attitudes. 

State of Democracy in South Asia (SDSA, Phase III) 2019

State of Democracy in South Asia (SDSA) phase III is conducted for the third time as the regional study to measure the level of citizens’ perception on democracy – democratic practices, norms, and practices. The South Asian Institute of Policy and Governance (SIPG) at North South University, Dhaka, Bangladesh is a partner organization in conducting the research. Lokniti-CSDS, Delhi of India provide the financial and technical support on training and administering survey instrument, The survey used the standard Global Barometer instrument followed by country-specific questions. The survey was cross-sectional with a targeted population of 3000.

Sustainable Maritime Resource Management in Bangladesh: Exploring the Areas of Cooperation between China and Bangladesh

The project titled ‘Sustainable Maritime Resources Management in Bangladesh: Exploring the Areas of Cooperation between Bangladesh and China” is undertaken in order to devise a strategy for optimal and sustainable utilization of sea and coastal resources of Bangladesh through international cooperation.

The initial findings of the study suggest that: (a) there is a lack of awareness among the people of Bangladesh about maritime resources; (b) the maritime resources of Bangladesh have largely remained unexplored; (c) the uses of sea and coastal resources of Bangladesh are still the conventional level; (d) In terms of contemporary standard, the maritime resources have largely remained underexploited in Bangladesh; and (e) Bangladesh lacks policy for the best of utilization of maritime resources.

The goals of the Project would be to devise strategies for the exploration and exploitation of Bangladesh’s marine resources optimally and sustainably and identify the scopes for cooperation between Bangladesh and China in this regard.