The Bangladesh paradox: Why has politics performed so well for development?

This paper analyse the country’s experience in education, health, women’s empowerment and economic growth

Abstract

This briefing paper examines why and how political processes in Bangladesh have performed so well when the main theories of governance and development would predict economic and social stagnation. This paper uses the lens of ‘political settlements’ the balance or distribution of power between contending social groups and social classes, on which any state is based. ESID analyse the country’s recent experience in education, health, women’s empowerment and economic growth.

This output was funded under the Effective States and Inclusive Development Research Centre programme

Citation

ESID (2017) The Bangladesh paradox: Why has politics performed so well for development? Manchester: The University of Manchester, 4p

The Bangladesh paradox: Why has politics performed so well for development?

Published 14 February 2017