Department of Social & Policy Sciences

New book released - Poverty Reduction Strategy in Bangladesh

Thu Jan 02 15:17:00 GMT 2014

Palash Kamruzzaman

Palash Kamruzzaman, teaching fellow in international development, has released a book from Policy Press focused on poverty reduction strategy in Bangladesh.

The book analyses government relationships with international ἀnancial institutions by evaluating the role of citizen participation when national poverty reduction policies are formulated in low-income countries. Based on in-depth research from Bangladesh, the concept of participation is investigated from the contrasting perspectives of theory and practice. The first part of the book explores the rhetoric of participation in development policies, while the second part presents empirical evidence of participation in the formulation of Bangladesh’s Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper where, at local level, development brokers play an important role. It argues that participatory policies are not enough, that an overhaul is needed in the approach to poverty reduction which will require strong political commitment. This topical book will make essential reading for academics, students and researchers in international development studies and poverty-related fields.

Poverty Reducation Strategy in Bangladesh Poverty Reduction Strategy in Bangladesh
Re-thinking participation in policy-making
By: Palash Kamruzzaman
Published: January 2014 
Hardback: 978-1-4473-0569-9 (ISBN)