Challenging climates, adapting to change

Bangladesh baseline study
  • 66 Pages
  • 4.98 MB
  • English

Bangladesh Centre for Advanced Studies , Dhaka About the Edition

A study commissioned by British Council.

Statementprepared by Bangladesh Centre for Advanced Studies.
ContributionsBritish Council., Bangladesh Centre for Advanced Studies.
The Physical Object
Pagination66 p. :
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL23616267M
LC Control Number2009346074

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