Book Review: Poverty Reduction Strategy in Bangladesh – Rethinking participation in policy making

By Berenice Scandone

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Palash Kamruzzaman, 2014: Poverty Reduction Strategy in Bangladesh – Rethinking participation in policy making, Policy Press: Bristol

In recent years, participatory decision-making has increasingly affirmed itself as the new recipe for effective and sustainable development policy. The recurrent failures of traditional top-down approaches to development and poverty reduction in poor countries have brought about a widespread demand for increased participation of civil society in the decision making process, coupled with the perception that this would eventually lead to more successful development programmes. But is this really always the case? Continue reading

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