On the 30th of September, the 12th EPRG was held at the BRAC Centre with the theme “Examining the Governance and Poverty Dynamic“. The event welcomed a high level of participation with 57 attendees from shiree NGO partners, DFID, SDC, BRAC, CLP, WFP, World Bank and other development practitioners. The event was chaired by Mehrul Islam from CARE Bangladesh.

There were 6 presentations:

  1. Colin Risner, shiree: “Introduction: A Manifesto for the Extreme Poor
  2. Jonathan Rose, World Bank: “A Systematic Review of Health Sector Governance in Bangladesh: A Research Agenda for Action” (presentation will be made available shortly)
  3. Lilia Tverdun, Helvetas Swiss Intercooperation: “The impact of pro-poor local governance approaches on poor citizens’ empowerment
  4. Mehrab Bakhtiar, Innovations for Poverty Action: “Does Development Undermine Political Accountability? Voter and Politician Responses to a Large-Scale Sanitation Intervention
  5. Rafiqul Hassan, Transparency International Bangladesh: “Corruption and Poverty: Does Social Accountability Work?
  6. Mirza Hassan, BRAC Development Institute: “How Elite Political Settlements at the National and Local Levels Determine the Nature of Social Provisioning in Bangladesh

EPRG 12 September Report (2013):

This document is a collection of the discussions and presentations which took place at the 12th EPRG. The concept of the EPRG will continue to be developed.

Contact person: Kira Galbraith, Associate Programmes and Advocacy Manager, kira@shiree.org or EPRGcontact@shiree.org

EPRG 12 Minutes