Effective States and Inclusive Development

Gender equitable policy reforms in Bangladesh: The role of informal networks and practices

Working paper 154 Download pdf Maheen Sultan and Pragyna Mahpara This paper explores the way power operates in a gendered manner, and how informal processes shape possibilities for gender equity. It investigates how and why gender equality policies are formulated, when these may not b

WATCH: In country expert, Imran Matin, on Bangladesh’s response to Covid-19

13 May 2020 Chief Executive of The Brac Institute for Governance and Development, Imran Matin reports from Bangladesh on the findings of their rapid research into Covid-19, the dire consequences for the economy and the urgent need for subsistence support packages.

Political settlements and the implementation of maternal health policy in the developing world: A comparative case study of Rwanda, Ghana, Uganda and Bangladesh

Working paper 137 Download pdf Tim Kelsall Maternal health, and in particular the issue of reducing maternal mortality, has been a prominent feature of the global health policy agenda for the past three decades. However, maternal health has rarely become a political priority at nation

Political economy of policy and implementation in the Bangladesh health sector: Implications for reducing maternal mortality

Working paper 133 Download pdf Simeen Mahmud (with contributions from Nuzhat Sharmeen and Moogdho Mahzab) This paper discusses the politics of maternal health in Bangladesh. It seeks to relate the paradoxical combination of weak governance and strong progress towards maternal mortalit

The 2018 Bangladeshi election

Working paper 132 Download pdf Mathilde Maitrot David Jackman Between 1990 and 2009, the violent competition characteristic of Bangladeshi politics was tempered during elections through a system of caretaker government, which managed successfully to adjudicate between parties in a neu

Managing coercion and striving for dominance in Bangladesh

Working paper 129 Download pdf David Jackman Mathilde Maitrot Managing coercion is often central to the pursuit of political dominance, and yet also a neglected field of study. The sources of coercive capacity within a political regime differ markedly, and include the formal apparatus

Dominating Dhaka

Working paper 127 Download pdf David Jackman Throughout Bangladesh’s history, its capital Dhaka has witnessed intense political competition, including numerous coup, mass uprisings and, more recently, a violent rivalry between the Awami League and Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP). O

The threat of student movements in Bangladesh: Injustice, infiltrators and regime change

Working paper 125 Download pdf David Jackman For decades, large-scale political mobilisation in Bangladesh has been monopolised by deep-rooted and often violent political parties. Over the past decade, however, the opposition has been suppressed, leaving them unable to wage the strike

Bangladesh is booming, but slide towards authoritarianism could burst the bubble

25 March 2019   M Niaz Asadullah & Antonio Savoia This post was first published in The Conversation     Bangladesh has been a development success story in recent years. The country made remarkable progress in poverty alleviation prior to the Millennium Development G

The politics of gender equity in the Global South

8 March 2019 Professor of Politics and expert on gender and institutions, Georgina Waylen, is a contributor to the forthcoming ESID book, Negotiating Gender Equity in the Global South: The Politics of Domestic Violence Policy. This International Women’s Day, she gives her take o