In Bangladesh, lack of access to infrastructure services exacerbates poverty by lowering people's income, degrading their health, decreasing the quality of their education and increasing vulnerability. This case study was undertaken in order to better understand the links between corruption and poor people's inaccessibility to infrastructure services. The objective was to gain a clear understanding about effective interventions for the improvement of infrastructure service delivery for poor urban communities. Water supply, sanitation, electricity and street lighting, drainage, access to roads and paving, and solid waste management, were considered under the study, which included a survey in one of the largest slums of Dhaka city.
The report is organised into six main sections. The first section is the introductory one that includes amongst others the study rationale and methodology. The second section contains a literature review on corrution. Sections III, IV and V deal with the study findings, while Section VI incorporates recommendations for service delivery improvement.
Partnering to Combat Corruption series, WEDC, Loughborough University, UK, ISBN 978-1-84380-115-3, 118 pp.