Poverty Reduction Strategy in Bangladesh

Re-thinking Participation in Policy Making

Palash Kamruzzaman

Poverty Reduction Strategy in Bangladesh

Palash Kamruzzaman

Distributed for Bristol University Press

224 pages | 6 x 9 | © 2014
Cloth $120.00 ISBN: 9781447305699 Published April 2014 For sale in North and South America only
This book, aimed at postgraduate level students, analyzes government relationships with international financial institutions to evaluate the role of citizen participation in formulating national poverty reduction policies. Palash Kamruzzaman first explores the rhetoric of participation in development policies and goes on to examine how such citizen participation efforts were outlined in the Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper of Bangladesh, where local development brokers play an important economic role. Ultimately, he argues that participatory policies are not enough; we need an entire overhaul of poverty reduction thinking and enough political will—from citizens and politicians alike—to implement it.  


Part One: Participation in theory

  Participation: an iron hand in a velvet glove

  Poverty reduction: discourse or a commitment to change?

  Poverty Reduction Strategy Papers: another brick in the wall

Part Two: Participation in practice

  Participation: the evidence Is a comprador class being created?

Think local, act local


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