CPD has joined a study group seeking to explore the relationship between multi-level governance, decentralisation and corruption in the context of three countries, namely Bangladesh, Columbia and Nigeria. The study titled Decentralisation, Multilevel Governance, and Corruption has been initiated by Overseas Development Institute (ODI), London. The study, which will be implemented from July 2016 to May 2017, is aimed at improving the understanding of relationships between decentralised governance and corruption, and the effectiveness of anti-corruption measures at the local level.

The CPD team comprising Dr Debapriya Bhattacharya, Distinguished Fellow and Umme Shefa Rezbana, Senior Research Associate, participated in the inception workshop of the study, which was held on 15-16 June 2016 in London. In the presentation titled “Exploring Inter-relationship between Decentralisation and Corruption: An approach to a multi-level study in the context of Bangladesh” Dr Debapriya explained the impact of corruption on development with special reference to Bangladesh’s local government structure and related challenges towards decentralisation.

The two other participating institutions in the study are the University of the Andes, Bogota and Centre for Democracy and Development, Lagos.



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