An account of the sustainable development process in Bangladesh

Mohammed Solaiman, Ataur R. Belal

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With the accelerating industrialization process, even further increasing population and mass deforestation, ‘sustainability’ as a concept has only recently been popularized in Bangladesh. This paper sheds light on the sustainable development process in Bangladesh. It points out the major challenges to this process and identifies the motivating factors for a sustainable society in Bangladesh. The paper concludes with some strategies that are considered essential for the development of a sustainable society in Bangladesh, e.g., strong and effective regulatory framework, emphasis on rural entrepreneurship, development of indigenous technology and an integrated environmental management system.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)121-131
Number of pages11
JournalSustainable development
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Aug 1999


  • sustainability
  • Bangladesh
  • sustainable development process
  • sustainable society
  • regulatory framework
  • rural entrepreneurship
  • indigenous technology
  • integrated environmental management system


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