Communication for Development

UNDP in Chittagong Hill Tracts

  • G M Shahidul Alam


It would be hollow to argue with Sadiq Ahmed‟s statement: “In the early 1970s, following independence, Bangladesh faced daunting development challenges.”1 As it would be to dispute the World Bank‟s (WB) explanation for why such a situation had come to pass: “Desperately poor when it won its independence in 1971, overpopulated, and reeling from overwhelming war damage to its institutional and physical capital, Bangladesh looked to become, as Henry Kissinger forecast, „an international basket case‟.”2 Having inherited a precarious state to begin with, Bangladesh was then placed in further predicament by a famine that ravaged the country in 1974.

Author Biography

G M Shahidul Alam

G M Shahidul Alam studied at The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University. He obtained his PhD from Boston University, USA. He is currently Head of the Media and Communication department, Independent University, Bangladesh.

How to Cite
Shahidul Alam, G. (2019). Communication for Development. The Journal of Development Communication, 23(1), 12-30. Retrieved from