Participation as aid conditionality: parliamentary engagement in Bangladeshâ€™s poverty reduction strategy
Mohammad Mizanur Rahman
Asia Pacific Journal of Public Administration, 2019, vol. 41, issue 4, 230-236
Stakeholder engagement in the formulation process was a major condition of donors to make Bangladeshâ€™s poverty reduction strategy nationally owned. In response, this article focuses on the engagement of the parliament as the most representative political institution in the country. The analysis shows that there was no political posture to ensure parliamentary engagement in the development of the strategy, with the nature and extent of the parliamentâ€™s involvement being significantly limited. The lack of real parliamentary engagement was the outcome of the countryâ€™s historical dependence on donors and the parliamentâ€™s historically weak contribution to development strategies. The experience highlights the need for a collaborative approach to policy-making aimed at ensuring the active and meaningful involvement of parliament as a core means of facilitating national ownership of the development agenda.
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