The paper tracks spatial inequality in social progress in Bangladesh as
evidenced from the districtlevel data. It uses a multivariate framework
to explore the differential pace of social progress at the spatial
level. The \"instructive\" outliers and deviants are identified in terms
of underachievers and overachievers compared with the benchmark
predicted by the level of aggregate affluence. The paper then draws upon
discussions to coalesce a local contextual story about the possible
reasons for such unexpected deviations from the general pattern. The
paper concludes that the extent of spatial inequality in social
development has decreased over the second half of the nineties although
the overall level of inequality remains considerable. Policy
implications are drawn for attacking spatial chronic poverty.
Spatial inequality in social progress in Bangladesh [Draft], presented at Staying Poor: Chronic Poverty and Development Policy, Institute for Development Policy and Management, University of Manchester, 7-9 April 2003. Chronic Poverty Research Centre (CPRC), Manchester, UK, 19 pp.
Spatial inequality in social progress in Bangladesh.[Draft]