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Alam, Khurshid, Tanner, Thomas, Shamsuddoha, Md., Mamunur Rashid, A. K. M., Sultana, Moshahida, Huq, Muhammad Jahedul, Kabir, Sumaiya S. and Ullah, Sifayet (2013) 'Planning “Exceptionalism”? Political Economy of Climate Resilient Development in Bangladesh.' In: Shaw, Rajib, Mallick, Fuad and Islam, Aminul, (eds.), Climate Change Adaptation Actions in Bangladesh. Tokyo, Japan: Springer, pp. 387-417. (Disaster Risk Reduction book series)

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Following three major disasters in 2007, Bangladesh intensified its effort to tackle climate change through development of the Bangladesh Climate Change Strategy and Action Plan (BCCSAP). The process of plan formulation led to debates nationally and internationally regarding the financing and integration of climate change into development planning. Using a political economic lens, this article illustrates how major national initiatives around international problems must be understood in terms of the interplay of actors, their ideas and power relations. The article argues that: (a) power relations among actors significantly influenced the selection of ideas and implementation activities; (b) donor concerns around aid effectiveness and consequent creation of parallel mechanisms of planning and implementation may run counter to both the mainstreaming process and the alignment of assistance with country priorities and systems; (c) climate change planning processes must be opened up to include actors from across sectors, population groups and geographical areas.

Item Type: Book Chapters
SOAS Departments & Centres: Departments and Subunits > Department of Development Studies
ISBN: 9784431542483
Copyright Statement: © Springer Japan 2013. This is an accepted version of a chapter accepted for publication in Climate Change Adaptation Actions in Bangladesh:
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Date Deposited: 04 Jul 2019 13:59

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