About the Author
Alia Ahmad worked as Associate Professor at the Department of Economics, University of Lund, Sweden, until 2009. She taught courses on development economics, gender studies, economic growth in South Asia, and water/sanitation/environment in developing countries. Her research concentrates on agriculture, rural development, population issues and recently, institutions and social capital related to education, health care and common-pool resources mainly in South Asian countries. She has written books on agriculture and population growth in Bangladesh and recently, edited a book on community management of inland fisheries in Bangladesh and India.