Innovations in Citizen Participation

Community Participation Improves Healthcare Community participation impacts multiple sectors. Typically, we hear about its impacts on a political decision or an election; however, community participation also has the ability to improve health standards. As part of the 1998 health reforms, Bangladesh’s government established Health Watch oversight committees to encourage community members to monitor health providers at…

The role of rural women in local governance : case study on socio-economic context in Bangladesh

Abstract: The socio-economic background and causes of problems of women’s participation in local governance in Bangladesh are examined. Many female UP members had family members in politics. Most problems in performing their responsibilities as UP members are linked to male members non-cooperative attitudes. Author(s): Kabir, Shajahan; Akther, Rahima; Huo, Xuexi Source(s): , International review /…

Dimension of decentralization process and rural local government in India : a comparison with Bangladesh

Abstract: Lessons are learned from the decentralization process at the middle-tier of rural administration in India for possible adoption by the middle-tier (Upazila Parzlrhad) in Bangladesh. In India, the three tiers of rural administration are cooperative, because roles and functions are clearly specified. Author(s): Islam, Md. Taufiqul; Fujita, Koichi Source(s): , Kyoto working papers on…

Money, corruption, and political competition in established and emerging democracies

Abstract: [Partial preview] The effectiveness of public subsidization of political competition as an alternative to contributions from the private sector is examined, especially from the perspective of its possible anti-corruption effect. Cases include the Philippines, Zimbabwe, and Bangladesh. Author(s): Mendilow, Jonathan Source(s): , xv, 211 p. Published: 2012 Lexington, Lanham, MD [etc.] (English ISBN/ISSN: 978-0-7391-7076-2/…

BRAC’s non-formal primary education programme : scope, growth, achievements and factors contributing to its success

Abstract: This article describes the non-formal primary education (NFPE) programme, which has evolved in Bangladesh since 1985 and is now replicated in Afghanistan, Sudan and Uganda. It fills the gap between adult functional literacy programmes and government schools, involving poor, mostly rural communities. Author(s): Aldeen, Mahmuda Source(s): , [15] p., ill., tab Published: 2011 Informasi…

What makes the Bangladesh Local government engineering department (LGED) so effective? : complementarity between LGED capacity and donor capacity development support : revisiting the capacity development approach through comparative case analysis

Abstract: LGED is the organization in charge of planning and implementing rural, urban and small scale water resources infrastructure development projects in Bangladesh. It also provides technical support to local government institutions and stakeholder capacity building. Author(s): Fujita, Yasuo Source(s): , JICA-RI working paper; 27 49 p., ill., tabs JICA-RI working paper 27 Published: 2011…

Four case studies on the experience of SDC and its partners in supporting socially inclusive local governance

Abstract: Case studies from Bangladesh, Bolivia, Bosnia, and Niger dealing with interventions at the level of policies/legal frameworks and grassroots level, especially local development planning, access to land and access to local public services. Also lessons learned and recommendations. Author(s): Byrne, Sarah Source(s): , 48 p. Published: 2011 Swiss agency for development and cooperation (SDC).…

Expert advocacy for the marginalised : how and why democratic mediation matters to deepening democracy in the global South

Abstract: Different kinds of democratic mediation are reviewed: mediation as professional advocacy; mediation as representational entrepreneurship; and, mediation as citizenship development. In the last case, the empowerment of communities typically has a mostly positive impact on local governance. Author(s): Piper, Laurence; Von Lieres, Bettina Source(s): , IDS working paper; 364 41 p., ill., tab, 30…

Community driven development in Bangladesh : factors behind the reality

Abstract: A review of community driven development in Bangladesh demonstrates that both formal and informal organizations can bring about people centric development through empowerment. Successful cases include social forestry, community-based health management, microfinance, and cereal banks. Author(s): Baroi, Harold Sougato; Rabbani, Golam Source(s): , Canadian social science; Vol. 7, No. 4 p. 74-81, ill Canadian…