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The Political Empowerment of the Poor in Bangladesh: Donors, NGOs and 'the Road Not Taken'

Oct 5, 2012, 11:30am-1:30pm

Recent research in Bangladesh highlights an interesting paradox: impressive development outcomes combined with extremely poor quality of governance. The country's active development NGO sector has been credited with some of the more positive development achievements. This presentation sets out to explore why the sector has not made an equivalent contribution on the governance front. It draws on field work in Bangladesh to explore the hypothesis that the problem lies in the increasing homogenization of the NGO sector around the delivery of services, primarily microfinance services, and its shift away from the political empowerment of the poor.


Location:305 Founders College, Keele campus
Sponsor:YCAR, Social Science, GFWS, IDS
Posted by:York Centre for Asian Research (YCAR)
Web Sitehttp://www.yorku.ca
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