|Strategies for Alleviating Poverty in Rural Asia (Bangladesh Institute of Development Studies Dhaka - ILO, 1985, 346 p.)|
First, I would like to put on record our appreciation for the Bangladesh Institute of Development Studies (BIDS) for agreeing to be a co-sponsor of the seminar. In this context, Professor Rehman Sobhan (The Chairman of the Institute) played a very positive role; and I must express my deep sense of gratitude to him. The smooth running of the seminar owes a great deal to the untiring efforts put in by Dr. Atiqur Rahman and the administrative staff of the BIDS; they deserve to be thanked for this.
At the ARTEP, Dr. E. Lee (the Chief) helped me a lot in conceptualising the contents of the seminar and also in other stages of the work. He also extended his cooperating hand in writing the overview paper (Chapter 1 of the book, which was actually written after the seminar) and by offering useful comments on the other papers. My colleague Bruno Barros should also be thanked for reading all the papers very carefully and suggesting many improvements. In the course of preparing this volume for publication I also had the opportunity of discussions with my friend and colleague M. Muqtada. His comments and suggestions at various stages contributed greatly to the shaping up of the volume. I must express my deep appreciation for his help. Mention must also be made of my ever cheerful secretary, Ubol Watanapisit, who rendered valuable assistance in preparing the manuscript for press. My sincere thanks go to her.