Impact of the 1998 flood on labor markets and food security and effectiveness of relief operations in Bangladesh

Working Paper
Subtitle: 
FMRSP Working Paper No. 8

The flood of 1998 has been one of the most severe and longest floods in recent  decades in Bangladesh. Large losses in agricultural production had a direct impact on the income of farmers and an indirect impact on the income of the landless laborers that rely on the employment in the agricultural sector. As a consequence, their access and ability of acquiring food were reduced, thereby increasing their food insecurity.The main purpose of this paper has been to determine the effect of the 1998 flood on the rural economy and the structure of the rural labor market and to evaluate the effectiveness of government relief distribution programs and the overall food security of the people in the flood affected areas. The analysis was based on the results of a rural rapid appraisal conducted in 64 villages in 7 thanas using structural village level questionnaires and focus group interviews.

Download documentSize
Impact of the 1998 flood on labor markets and food security and effect...807.53 KB
Date and language
Jun 1999
English
Personal Author

Share this