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The aid lab : understanding Bangladesh's unexpected success

Author: Naomi Hossain
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2017.
Series: Critical frontiers of theory, research, and policy in international development studies.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"From an unpromising start as 'the basket-case' to present day plaudits for its human development achievements, Bangladesh plays an ideological role in the contemporary world order, offering proof that the neo-liberal development model works under the most testing conditions. How were such rapid gains possible in a context of chronically weak governance? The Aid Lab subjects this so-called 'Bangladesh paradox' to  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Naomi Hossain
ISBN: 9780198785507 019878550X
OCLC Number: 955313446
Description: xvi, 244 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Part 1. The Paradox. Bangladesh's Surprising Success --
From Malthusia to the Bangladesh Paradox --
The Elites, the Masses, and Their Donors --
Part 2. The Basket Case. The Breaking of the Patriarchal Bargain and the Emergence of the 'Woman Issue' --
1974 --
Part 3. The Test Case for Development. Never Again: The Long Shadow of Famine --
Making Bangladeshis --
Part 4. The Bengal Tiger. Aerotropolitans and Cinderellas: Bangladeshis in the Global Economy --
Post-Mathusian Futures: Towards a New Social Contract.
Series Title: Critical frontiers of theory, research, and policy in international development studies.
Responsibility: Naomi Hossain.

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The volume explains why Bangladesh's achievements owe as much to its domestic political settlement as to its role as the world's aid lab.  Read more...

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An excellent new book * Duncan Green, Strategic Adviser for Oxfam GB and author of How Change Happens *

 
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