There is a strong demand from both donors and the Government to increase the impact of NRM development initiatives in Bangladesh but despite several decades of project-based interventions, there are few examples of widely dispersed successes. Where development activities have resulted in long-term beneficial change they have tended to occur as isolated events, with limited geographic spread and influence. Nationally, the GoB is under pressure to halt environmental degradation, increase food security and meet its poverty elimination targets while donors and other implementing agencies must now justify existing policies and approaches in terms of value and coverage. The onus might now be on promoting the uptake of new knowledge from previous research and transferring this to new programmes as they come on line. This paper attempts to identify prospects and opportunities for the future.
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