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).…

The role of pregnancy outcomes in the maternal mortality rates of two areas in Matlab, Bangladesh

Abstract: Interventions to increase contraceptive use; to reduce the incidence of induced abortion, miscarriage and stillbirth; to improve the management of such outcomes; and to strengthen antenatal care could substantially reduce maternal mortality in Bangladesh and similar countries. Author(s): Rahman, Mizanur; DaVanzo, Julie; Razzaque, Abdur Source(s): International perspectives on sexual and reproductive health; 36(2010)4, p.…

How does social capital enhancing institutional design foster political decentralization? : a comparative study between Bangladesh and West Bengal

Abstract: The comparative constraints and facilitating factors in the cases of decentralization in West Bengal, India, and Bangladesh are explored. The paper identifies how social capital enhancing or exploiting institutional design shapes the power relations and participation. Author(s): Islam, Mohammad Shaiful Source(s): , iii, 50 p., ill., tabs Published: 2010 Central European university, Budapest [etc.]…

Financial resources mobilization performance of rural local government : case study of three Union Parishad in Bangladesh

Abstract: Fiscal decentralization in Bangladesh has been initiated but the existing pattern of rural local governments self financing is not impressive. The relatively small scale Union Parishad (UP), the lowest tier rural local government, show some promise. Author(s): Ullah, Md. Anwar; Pongquan, Soparth Source(s): , Asian social science; Vol. 6, No. 11 p. 95-115, ill.,…

Measuring empowerment? : ask them : quantifying qualitative outcomes from people’s own analysis : insights for results-based management from the experience of a social movement in Bangladesh

Abstract: This paper presents the experience of a social movement in Bangladesh, which found a way to measure empowerment by letting the members themselves explain what benefits they acquired from involvement and by developing a means to measure change over time. Author(s): Jupp, Dee; Ali, Sohel Ibn; Barahona, Carlos Source(s): , Sida studies in evaluation;…

Value of people’s participation for good governance in developing countries

Abstract: One of the major barriers to people’s participation in local government in Bangladesh is the hostile and distrustful attitude of elected leaders. People should participate directly at the decision-making table, unless and until this attitude has changed. Author(s): Waheduzzaman Source(s): , Transforming government : people, process and policy; Vol. 4, No. 4 p. 386-402,…

Capacity for effective participation

Abstract: sl276slmult1Affirmative action measures aimed at enhancing women’s participation as political representatives in decentralised government bodies is a growing field of research and development practice. Several issues need to be addressed first, however, to realise these goals. Author(s): Mukhopadhyay, Maitrayee; Lodenstein, Elsbet; Kamminga, Evelien Source(s): , [3] p., ill. Published: 2010 European centre for development…

Elite capture or capture elites? : lessons from the ‘counter-elite’ and ‘co-opt-elite’ approaches in Bangladesh and Ghana

Abstract: According to many, community-based development leaves room for elite capture. Using cases from Ghana and Bangladesh, this paper concludes that the success of dealing with elite capture lies in the flexible use of the ‘counter-elite’ and ‘co-opt-elite’ approaches together. Author(s): Wong, Sam Source(s): , Working paper / UNU-WIDER; 2010/82 18 p., ill., tab Working…

Local governments and disaster risk reduction : good practices and lessons learned : a contribution to the Making cities resilient campaign

Abstract: Good practices and lessons learned by local governments in disaster risk reduction were compiled to showcase the essential roles played by local and regional authorities in addressing disaster risks at sub-national and local levels, but also the challenges and constraints to scale-up these efforts. Author(s): Source(s): , xiii, 69 p., ill., tabs Published: 2010…