This book analyses the efforts of the government to strengthen local governance and identifies the challenges posed by a collaboration with NGOs in Bangladesh. The analysis centres on collaboration between to Sharique, Helvetas Swiss Intercoopration. The authors demonstrate its role in strengthening the process of governance at the local level, the Union Parishad (council), which are aimed at giving the people access to power, promoting democratic values and practises, and safeguarding the rights of the local population. The book identifies the challenges in this endeavour and highlights policy implications. It also develops a model for further development of collaborative efforts to strengthen local governance. Bridging a gap in the development studies literature, this book presents new findings on the collaboration of NGOs at the local level. It will be of interest to academics working in the field of South Asian Studies, Development Studies and Asian Politics.
2. Strengthening Local Governance: A Conceptual Lens for the Study of Collaborative Programme
3. Government Initiatives for Strengthening Local Governance
4. Collaborative Programmes: Collective Measures of GO-NGO
5. Shepherding Capacity Building in Collaboration of GO and NGO
6. Roles of GO-NGO Teamwork for Increasing People’s Participation in Local Gobvernace
7. Collaboration Between Sharique and Ups: An Effort to Improve Accountability and Transparency
8. Do Collaborative Efforts Bring Fiscal Autonomy of Local Government Units: A Scrutiny
9. Mainstreaming Gender in the Ups: The Outcomes of Collaboration between UPs and Sharique
10. NGO’s Collaboration with Local Government Institutions and its Challenges
11. Conclusion: Insights for Theory, and Policy Implementation and Modelling of GO-NGO Collaboration
This series is concerned with recent political developments in the region. It will have a range of different approaches and include both single authored monographs and edited volumes covering issues such as international relations, foreign intervention, security, democracy, political economy, ideology and public policy.