Public Policy

The Impact of Persistent Climate Crisis on the mobility of Rural Bangladeshi Communities: How Far Would They be Able to Move and Sustain?

Muhammad Hassan Bin Afzal Kent State University
Abstract
This study finds that the ongoing climate change causes huge displacement for the rural and underserved communities in Bangladesh and that results in a huge increase in both urbanization and migration nationally. The issue of ability to move and adjust in urban communities for the Bangladeshi displaced rural communities become a huge national crisis and severely affects the overall socio-economic development of Bangladesh. Finally, this paper finds strong historical evidence that the triple mobility crisis impacts the overall socio-economic development of Bangladesh negatively between 2007-2017 and continues to affect the development goals. This study recommends evidence-based recommendations to minimize the impacts of the triple mobility crisis and support and assist the affected population more effectively and purposefully.
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