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Bjorn Lomborg

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How better technology can make city air cleaner and help save lives

2016-03-21

During the dry season, Dhaka is one of the most polluted cities in the world. Air pollution levels during this period of the year reach 13-16 times higher than the international quality standard, and that outdoor air pollution kills 14,000of the city's residents annually.

The need to reduce air pollution in the capital may seem obvious. But using scarce resources to fight outdoor air pollution means less funding will be available from the national budget, international donors, or private citizens for other proposals that can do good.

Bangladesh Priorities, a cooperation with BRAC and dozens of the region's and world's top economists, promises to help prioritize the very best policies for the country.