Planning exceptionalism? Political economy of climate resilient development in Bangladesh

Abstract

The occurrence of two devastating disasters, consecutive monsoon floods and category four cyclone Sidr, in 2007 and the subsequent debate about the links to climate change sparked an intensification of efforts to tackle long term climate change impacts in Bangladesh.

This case study explores the interplay between actors in the space that opened up for climate change planning in Bangladesh. This also examines relative importance of ideology and power configuration between actors in generating and deciding over the ideas for this planning. Finally this looks into how internationally defined ideas influence and gets translated in national planning.

Citation

Alam, K.; Shamsuddoha, M.; Tanner, T.; Sultana, M.; Huq, M.J.; Kabir, S.S. Planning exceptionalism? Political economy of climate resilient development in Bangladesh. Institute of Development Studies (IDS), Brighton, UK (2011) 38 pp.

Planning exceptionalism? Political economy of climate resilient development in Bangladesh

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