Dr. Rita Afsar has been working in the areas of migration, urbanization and urban poverty. Both her masters and doctoral thesis are based on the causes, consequences and challenges of rural-urban migration in Bangladesh. Among her publications Modernisation at Bay (UPL Dhaka), Credit and Women in Development: Bangladesh Experience (Macmillan, Delhi), and Women's Employment and Occupational Diversification (ILO/ARTEP, New Delhi) and a video on Struggle for a Better Future deserve special mention.