Drawing upon existing research and new data from a survey of four bustees in Dhaka, this paper provides the most comprehensive review of urban poverty in Bangladesh to date. It reveals new insights into the strategies that low-income urban households pursue in a context of scarce resources and hostile conditions. While it covers the literature on all of Bangladesh’s urban areas, it is important to note that this, mirroring the available literature, is subject to a big city bias centred on Dhaka, Bangladesh’s capital city.
Banks, N. Urban poverty in Bangladesh : causes, consequences, and coping strategies. BWPI, University of Manchester, UK (2012) 73 pp. ISBN 9781907247774 [BWPI working paper, 178/2012]