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The Aid Lab: Understanding Bangladesh’s Unexpected Success

Naomi Hossain

Abstract

From an unpromising start as ‘the basket case’ to present-day plaudits for its human development achievements, Bangladesh plays an ideological role in the contemporary world order, offering proof that the neo-liberal development model works under the most testing conditions. How were such rapid gains possible in a context of chronically weak governance? The Aid Lab subjects this so-called ‘Bangladesh paradox’ to close scrutiny, evaluating public policies and their outcomes for poverty and development since Bangladesh’s independence in 1971. Countering received wisdom that its gains owe to an e ... More

Keywords: Bangladesh, aid, famine, gender, pro-poor growth, political settlement, climate change, poverty

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780198785507
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2017 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198785507.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Naomi Hossain, author
Research Fellow, Institute of Development Studies at the University of Sussex

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