Leaving no-one behind in Bangladesh: the case for a new political settlement

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With Bangladesh now moving towards middle-income country status, the dynamics of its policy response to extreme poverty will inevitably change. This chapter directly addresses this challenge by highlighting the need for a new inclusive political settlement which realigns the distribution of responsibility for poverty reduction action and resource mobilisation between the extreme poor themselves and other duty bearers in society. Behind this simple formulation however lies much complexity. The chapter introduces and examines this complexity, to arrive at some more simple propositions conducive to policy and practice.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationExtreme Poverty, Growth and Inequality in Bangladesh
EditorsJoe Devine, Geof Wood, Zulfiqar Ali, Shamsul Ali
Place of PublicationRugby, U. K.
PublisherPractical Action Publishing
Number of pages19
ISBN (Electronic)9781780449463
ISBN (Print)9781853399473
Publication statusPublished - 15 Apr 2017


  • extreme poverty, wellbeing regimes, social agency, middle classes, political settlement


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