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.
|Title of host publication||Extreme Poverty, Growth and Inequality in Bangladesh|
|Editors||Joe Devine, Geof Wood, Zulfiqar Ali, Shamsul Ali|
|Place of Publication||Rugby, U. K.|
|Publisher||Practical Action Publishing|
|Number of pages||19|
|Publication status||Published - 15 Apr 2017|
- extreme poverty, wellbeing regimes, social agency, middle classes, political settlement