The Paris Declaration at work in Bangladesh

 

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The role of aid in the young nation of Bangladesh


In the early years of independence Bangladesh depended heavily on aid. Now aid is a fraction of exports and remittances and Bangladesh has a vision of becoming a middle-income country by 2021, 50 years after independence.


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Paris has come to Bangladesh


While there is still some way to go before an aid-receiving country like Bangladesh takes the driver's seat in relations to its donors, much has actually happened over the past decades...

 

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Democracy and the Paris Declaration


While the evaluation finds that in general the implementation of the Paris Declaration has survived political changes in governments in developing countries, in Bangladesh frequent changes of government – accompanied by change of key civil servants – undermine government capacity to take ownership.

 

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Health: Government struggling to take the driver's seat


Improved donor harmonisation has contributed to improved health services and health indicators in Bangladesh, but government still lacks capacity to fully take the driver's seat and coordinate the multitude of players in the sector.

 

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A sector depending on NGOs – a healthy situation?


The health sector in Bangladesh depends heavily on NGOs to provide basic services. While the NGOs fill an important gap they also cause fragmentation in the health sector as the government lacks not only capacity to bring health services to all, but also to properly monitor the multitude of health service providers.

 

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Transport: Paving the way for mega-projects


Increased donor cooperation and coordination with government has paved the way for joint donor-funding of major infrastructure projects in Bangladesh.

 

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The transport of the poor remains neglected

Huge demands exist in the railways and sea-transport sectors, but are not given enough priority as compared to the roads sector. The Paris Declaration does not guarantee that the most urgent needs are met.

 

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Climate change funding and the Paris Declaration

Bangladesh is among the hardest hit countries by climate change. While the government of Bangladesh and donors have pooled funds for climate change adaptation in Bangladesh, Climate Change funding at the global level is not very much in line with PD-principles. It is intransparent, bureaucratic and unpredictable.

 

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Civil society and the Paris Declaration

Civil society plays an important role for development in any country. This was a key message of the 2008 Accra Agenda for Action. But in many countries – including Bangladesh – relations between the government and NGOs leaves room for improvement.

 

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Dressing the whole world

Bangladesh garment exports now far outweigh aid. But the garment industry faces challenges that both the Government of Bangladesh and its development partners should address.

 

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