Dhaka and Chittagong, Bangladesh | Urban Sector Strategy

World Bank, 2006

I2UD conducted research on land-related issues with a special focus on slums and squatter settlements, employment generation and poverty reduction for the World Bank’s Bangladesh Urban Sector Strategy. The report was based largely on fieldwork in Dhaka and Chittagong, including interviews with residents of slums, squatter settlements and informal areas, meetings and interviews with government officials, meetings with NGOs and microfinance institutions and visits to key projects.  The report discussed in detail the urban land market in Bangladesh, defined the different types of land tenure held by urban dwellers, assessed the role of local and district authorities in land management, evaluated land-related impediments on housing and development finance, and highlighted issues related to access to land and services by the urban poor.

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