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This research project examines Bangladesh's urban informal housing sector, aiming to understand the dynamics considering Hernando de Soto's theories, as articulated in "The Other Path." With 52% of urban residents living in slums, the study adopts a mixed-method approach, analyzing De Soto's framework, conducting literature reviews, case studies, and utilizing secondary data on urban informal housing. The objective is to identify structural and operational aspects of informal housing in Bangladesh and compare these with De Soto's observations in Peru. The significance is underscored by its focus on socio-economic perspectives, offering insights into the informal housing sector's impact on development indicators. By providing a comparative analysis that places Bangladesh's informal housing sector in a global context, the study will give an in-depth understanding of informalv economies and inform policy implications for more effective integration and regulation of informal housing in Bangladesh.


Economics | Growth and Development

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Faculty Mentor of Honors Project

Ashish Sedai


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