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Hossain, Naomi (2020) 'The SDGs and the empowerment of Bangladeshi women.' In: Chaturvedi, Sachin, Janus, Heiner, Klingebiel, Stephan, Li, Xiaoyun, de Mello e Souza, André, Sidiropoulos, Elizabeth and Wehrmann, Dorothea, (eds.), The Palgrave Handbook of Development Cooperation for Achieving the 2030 Agenda: Contested Collaboration. Cham: Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 453-474.

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This chapter describes Bangladesh’s successes with advancing gender equality in the period of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), locating their origins in elite commitment to including women in the development process, and in the partnerships and aid that built the state and NGO capacity to reach them. The chapter reflects on the lessons of Bangladesh’s innovative and unexpected advances in the light of the new challenges posed by the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), notably those of early marriage and the achievement of decent work. The chapter asks whether contemporary conditions suggest that the elite commitment and state capacity that drove progress on the MDGs are up to meeting the more contentious and complex goals of the SDGs.

Item Type: Book Chapters
SOAS Departments & Centres: Departments and Subunits > Department of Development Studies
ISBN: 9783030579388
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Date Deposited: 12 Oct 2023 09:35

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