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Dealing with Sectoral Corruption in Bangladesh: Developing Citizen Involvement

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Knox, Colin (2009) Dealing with Sectoral Corruption in Bangladesh: Developing Citizen Involvement. Public Administration and Development, 29 (2). pp. 117-132. [Journal article]

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Abstract

Bangladesh has had a troubled political history since gaining independence in 1971 and is also beleaguered by poverty and natural environmental disasters. In particular however, corruption is blighting its prospects for economic growth, undermining the rule of law and damaging the legitimacy of the political process. This article adopts a sectoral approach to the study of corruption by examining people’s experiences of using health and education services in Bangladesh through a large scale quantitative survey. It also presents case study research which assesses the impact of anti-corruption work by TransparencyInternational Bangladesh (TIB) in the areas of health and education. The article concludes that: the poorest in Bangladesh are most penalised by corruption; there are significant benefits for health and education service users resulting from TIB’s interventions and there is a need for committed political leadership if ongoing efforts to tackle corruption are to be effective and sustainable

Item Type:Journal article
Keywords:Bangladesh; corruption; Transparency International; public services
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Social Sciences
Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Criminology, Politics and Social Policy
Research Institutes and Groups:Institute for Research in Social Sciences
Institute for Research in Social Sciences > Social Work & Social Policy
ID Code:5711
Deposited By:Professor Colin Knox
Deposited On:31 Dec 2009 13:31
Last Modified:15 Feb 2011 21:26

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