Geof Wood

Dr Geof Wood is a development anthropologist and author of several books and numerous journal articles, with a regional focus on South Asia. He is also emeritus professor of international development at the University of Bath.

A review of My Golden Bengal: A serious book for serious times

A remarkable gathering of informants have been interviewed in recent years by René Holenstein, a former ambassador for Switzerland, for My Golden Bengal: Views and Voices from Civil Society

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Is the family farm disappearing?

The depeasantisation thesis associated with Kautsky and popularised as “the Agrarian Question” needs to be subtly understood in Bangladesh.

1m ago

Dealing with climate change in a capitalist world

Why we should care about remote others in time and space.

2m ago

The lingering trails of poverty in Bangladesh

While the term ‘development’ can have many meanings, poverty remains a necessary issue for policy and action.

3m ago

Development NGOs: Arm of the state or part of civil society?

Just don’t expect too much from development NGOs in shifting the needle on the dial.

4m ago

Evidence to policy. Truth to power.

"Policy" as an institutional process is a nebulous mixture of concepts, thinking, ideology, values, pragmatism, interests and, hopefully, evidence: prior, during, and afterwards.

4m ago

Extreme poverty: Special measures or solved by growth?

In material development terms Bangladesh has changed a lot, and has made much progress since I first arrived just over 44 years ago.

5y ago
June 12, 2024
June 12, 2024

A review of My Golden Bengal: A serious book for serious times

A remarkable gathering of informants have been interviewed in recent years by René Holenstein, a former ambassador for Switzerland, for My Golden Bengal: Views and Voices from Civil Society

May 24, 2024
May 24, 2024

Is the family farm disappearing?

The depeasantisation thesis associated with Kautsky and popularised as “the Agrarian Question” needs to be subtly understood in Bangladesh.

May 11, 2024
May 11, 2024

Dealing with climate change in a capitalist world

Why we should care about remote others in time and space.

April 4, 2024
April 4, 2024

The lingering trails of poverty in Bangladesh

While the term ‘development’ can have many meanings, poverty remains a necessary issue for policy and action.

March 5, 2024
March 5, 2024

Development NGOs: Arm of the state or part of civil society?

Just don’t expect too much from development NGOs in shifting the needle on the dial.

February 22, 2024
February 22, 2024

Evidence to policy. Truth to power.

"Policy" as an institutional process is a nebulous mixture of concepts, thinking, ideology, values, pragmatism, interests and, hopefully, evidence: prior, during, and afterwards.

October 26, 2018
October 26, 2018

Extreme poverty: Special measures or solved by growth?

In material development terms Bangladesh has changed a lot, and has made much progress since I first arrived just over 44 years ago.

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