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    What should be the future of UK-Bangladesh relations after aid? Exit DFID, enter the Universities.

What should be the future of UK-Bangladesh relations after aid? Exit DFID, enter the Universities.

Following its application to the UN to graduate out of its Least Developed Country Status, Saleemul Huq and David Lewis suggest a new future for UK-Bangladesh relations once Bangladesh achieves this in 2021.

Ever since Bangladesh became an independent country in December 1971 the United Kingdom has been a major development partner. For the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID) its bilateral aid programme, most of […]

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    Commemorating the first LSE-UC Berkeley Bangladesh Summit: Bangladesh article special

Commemorating the first LSE-UC Berkeley Bangladesh Summit: Bangladesh article special

As we look back on the first LSE-UC Berkeley Bangladesh summit, we select our top articles relating to the summit panels on minority and gender rights, civil society and the ‘idea of Bangladesh’, including two from LSE speakers, Professors Naila Kabeer and David Lewis. Covering a plethora of issues ranging from technology to the Rohingya refugee crisis, we hope you enjoy these articles […]

June 4th, 2018|Corruption, Environment, Featured, Gender, Human Rights, Interviews, LSE, Society and Culture, Technology|Comments Off on Commemorating the first LSE-UC Berkeley Bangladesh Summit: Bangladesh article special|
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    The view from Cox’s Bazar: assessing the impact of the Rohingya crisis on Bangladesh

The view from Cox’s Bazar: assessing the impact of the Rohingya crisis on Bangladesh

Whilst the people and the government of Bangladesh have set a shining example for the world in terms of offering sanctuary to the Rohingya, David Lewis assesses the potential repercussions on the immediate area and beyond for this act of generosity.

Since August 2017 hundreds of thousands of people from the Rohingya minority have been forced to flee Myanmar into the Cox’s […]

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    The Bangladesh Paradox: In what ways has social progress been achieved despite poor governance and high corruption?

The Bangladesh Paradox: In what ways has social progress been achieved despite poor governance and high corruption?

Gender indicators in Bangladesh show significant improvement despite other development indices not displaying similar success. Juli Qermezi Huang recently spoke at an event hosted by the South Asia Centre, the LSE Gender Institute, and the Eva Colorni Memorial Trust entitled Tales of the Unexpected: Gender Equality and Social Progress in Bangladesh exploring this paradox, and here discusses the progress […]

June 24th, 2016|Development, Events, Featured, Gender, Technology|Comments Off on The Bangladesh Paradox: In what ways has social progress been achieved despite poor governance and high corruption?|
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    Book Review: Non-Governmental Organizations, Management and Development, 3rd Edition

Book Review: Non-Governmental Organizations, Management and Development, 3rd Edition

In the Third Edition of Non-governmental Organizations: Management and Development, author David Lewis argues that while management theory and practice have received attention in businesses and government they remain understudied in NGOs. Chandni Singh finds that this edition fills a significant gap of understanding how NGOs function and are managed in an increasingly complex global environment.

Non-governmental Organizations: Management and Development, […]

August 26th, 2015|Book Reviews, Development, Featured|Comments Off on Book Review: Non-Governmental Organizations, Management and Development, 3rd Edition|

Is civil society in trouble in Bangladesh?

Following a recent visit to Dhaka, David Lewis reflects on the narrowing civil society space in Bangladesh under the increasingly defensive Awami League government.

Bangladesh has long been known as a country with a vibrant civil society. It has some of the best-known non-governmental development organisations (NGOs) in the world (see for example BRAC), as well as longstanding traditions of […]

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    Two elections, one new government: India-Bangladesh relations in 2014

Two elections, one new government: India-Bangladesh relations in 2014

The India-Bangladesh relationship has slowly been changing for the better in recent years. David Lewis writes that although the new government lacks the established relationship of its predecessor, Modi has a strong incentive to work with Dhaka around the themes of economic cooperation and joint interests in containing Islamist militant groups.

In spite of India’s role as midwife to the […]

Can film offer an(other) authoritative source of development knowledge?

David Lewis, Dennis Rodgers, and Michael Woolcock discuss the depiction of development in film and outline some of the potential pitfalls associated with film as a representational medium for development concerns. In recent years, relatively popular films such as Blood Diamond (2006) and The Constant Gardener (2005) have told stories that attempt both to entertain and to engage audiences with […]

July 21st, 2014|Development, Media, Society and Culture|Comments Off on Can film offer an(other) authoritative source of development knowledge?|

Politics in Bangladesh: No quick fixes

LSE’s David Lewis argues that Bangladesh’s political problems are unlikely to be solved soon, whether or not there are fresh elections. The Awami League’s (AL) Sheikh Hasina was sworn in on 12 January for a third spell as Bangladesh’s prime minister after her party swept the polls, which had been boycotted by the opposition Bangladesh National Party (BNP). Hasina argues […]

What options for Bangladesh?

LSE’s David Lewis maps alternative outcomes of the standoff between the government and opposition in Bangladesh. The political standoff between the Awami League (AL) government and opposition Bangladesh National Party (BNP) seems to have come to a head. A BNP-led alliance of 18 political parties has rejected a schedule calling for general elections on 5 January 2014. The BNP dismissed […]

December 9th, 2013|Politics, Security and Foreign Policy|Comments Off on What options for Bangladesh?|

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