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Dhaka's Changing LandscapeProspects for Economic Development, Social Change, and Shared Prosperity$
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Rita Afsar and Mahabub Hossain

Print publication date: 2020

Print ISBN-13: 9780190121112

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2020

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780190121112.001.0001

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Quality of Life

Quality of Life

Shared Modes of Basic Services and Sustainable Development Goals

(p.176) 6 Quality of Life
Dhaka's Changing Landscape

Rita Afsar

Mahabub Hossain

Oxford University Press

Chapters 6 focuses on the sustainability issues by examining whether the respondents’ access to and quality of basic amenities such as housing, water and sanitation, gas, electricity, and telecommunication has improved over time, as it is key to ensuring sustained development. Given that the results of the longitudinal survey presented in this book show that the poorer segments of Dhaka city reaped benefits of better livelihoods and incomes over the 20-year period between 1991 and 2010, it addresses the concerns raised by the second and third compelling questions. Are these benefits sustainable in the long run? Have these benefits brought qualitative changes creating scope for this group to have a stake in the city’s growing prosperity like their non-poor counterparts? It also addresses quality and equity issues central to the aim of meeting the Sustainable Development Goals and examines the types of changes and the challenges that need to be addressed.

Keywords:   land and housing, tenants, per capita space, high-rise apartment, formal channel, electricity, piped gas, digital divide, water and sanitation, shared mode of basic services

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