Development Agenda and Donor Influence in South Asia : Bangladesh's Experiences in the PRSP Regime Hardback
Part of the Routledge Studies in the Growth Economies of Asia series
The issue of policy ownership of development agenda emerged as an important aspect in international development cooperation and foreign aid during the 1990s.
The reform initiatives in developing countries steered by donor agencies, particularly the international financial institutions (IFIs), the World Bank (WB) and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) seemed to have failed to a great extent.
The principal focus of this book is to examine Bangladesh's policy ownership in its PRSP by broadly analyzing the dynamics in the formulation process and examining the principal actors' contribution to the formulation process.
This book also deals with several other dimensions of aid and policy shifts including understanding the shifts in WB-IMF policy of development cooperation and subsequent influence over development strategies of the developing countries and analysing political and civil society responses in relation to the PRSP process and content in Bangladesh.
This book argues that the WB-IMF strongly influence Bangladesh's development policies and agendas, but that it is equally important to understand that Bangladesh is committed to ensuring ownership of its national development agenda.
One of the major contributions of this book is that it analyzes, with particular reference to Bangladesh, whether the Bank-Fund (departing from SAP approach) truly did want to give space to the loan receiving countries to draw their own agenda of development. Illustrating the influences of the donor communities on the creation of a development agenda in developing countries, this book presents a macro dynamics of the political economy of international development cooperation.
It will be of interest to academics working on political economy, governance, public policy and development cooperation as well as South Asian Studies.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 192 pages, 1 Line drawings, black and white; 1 Illustrations, black and white
- Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
- Publication Date: 27/06/2018
- Category: Development studies
- ISBN: 9781138489967