Development Issues, Policies and Actions is a book for the general readers and for the undergraduate and graduate students of development as a supplement to the text book on economic development. It is written with materials, mostly taken from our recent research works on current development issues and policy actions in Malaysia and Bangladesh. As a result, we believe that the intended readers and students will find the materials fairly known and easier to read and comprehend. An additional and special feature of this book is that it emphasizes on the holistic and ethical aspects of development. This aspect is least covered by most standard textbooks on the subject. In that sense, this book will serve as a make up for the deficiencies of the text book materials in terms of ethical orientation, essence, and higher goals of development.