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Leaving Poverty Behind: A Radical Proposal for Developing Bangladesh Through Emigration


  • Jonathon W. Moses


This article argues that the most efficient way of developing Bangladesh is to encourage more emigration. This argument is made in three steps: (i) proposing that 10% of the population be encouraged to emigrate to member states in the Bangladeshi Aid Consortium; (ii) outlining the anticipated costs; and (iii) describing the anticipated gains, which in the light of any feasible alternative, and when contrasted with the relatively meagre costs, are phenomenal and encouraging. By providing individual Bangladeshis with such an opportunity the hopes of the millions remaining behind are strengthened. Copyright (c) The Author 2009. Journal compilation (c) 2009 Overseas Development Institute..

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  • Jonathon W. Moses, 2009. "Leaving Poverty Behind: A Radical Proposal for Developing Bangladesh Through Emigration," Development Policy Review, Overseas Development Institute, vol. 27(4), pages 457-479, July.
  • Handle: RePEc:bla:devpol:v:27:y:2009:i:4:p:457-479

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