Inclusive Governance: Transforming livelihood security experiences from Care Bangladesh

The purpose of this paper is to demonstrate the transformative potential of inclusive local governance in generating more secure livelihood and coping strategies of extremely poor people. The research conducted in 2008 and 2009 looking at Care Bangladesh’s work at the Union Parishad level found that active citizenship of the poorest, often women, led to more equitable distribution of public resources. Care Bangladesh’s experience also highlights some interesting implication for policy both in the areas of social protection and governance.

  • Countries: Bangladesh
  • Co-authors: Roopa Hinton
  • Published: May 2011

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