Marie Michael Library

Title

Rude accountability in the unreformed state: Informal pressures on frontline bureaucrats in Bangladesh

Author

Hossain, Naomi

Description

This paper documents the pressures exerted by poor citizens of Bangladesh on officials where effective formal systems for accountability are absent.  The paper examines the impact of 'rude accountability' on services, as well as their limitations and consequences for formal accountability systems.

File No

IDS-WP319

Agency

Institute of Development Studies (IDS)

Date

February, 2009

Subject(s)

Accountability, Politics, Poverty

Pages

35