Marie Michael Library

Title

Making rights work for the poor: Nijera Kori and the construction of "collective capabilities" in rural Bangladesh

Author

Kabeer, Naila

Description

While there is a formal commitment to rights in Bangladesh, the reality for its citizens, particularly the poor, is one of violations as much as rights. Nijera Kori is one of the few organizations that develops the capacity of the poor to mobilise in defence of their rights and in pursuit of justice.  Referring to Nijera Kori's experiences, the paper explores processes of social change and how it characterises donor agency approaches to accountability.

File No

IDS-WP200

Agency

Institute of Development Studies (IDS)

Date

September, 2003

Subject(s)

Rights, Nijera Kori, Accountability, Donor agency

Pages

61