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The local governance of COVID‐19: Lessons learned and ways forward in rural Bangladesh.

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Alam, Edris
Han, Xin
Islam, Abu Reza Md. Towfiqul
Alvarez, Elizabeth
Islam, Md Kamrul
Dominey‐Howes, Dale
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Asian Politics & Policy. Apr2024, Vol. 16 Issue 2, p165-190. 26p.
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This article investigates how a district administration in Bangladesh managed COVID‐19 pandemic risk governance. Interviews were conducted with civil administrators, local government representatives, and representatives from community‐based organizations and nongovernmental organizations. The findings indicate that, despite limited health facilities, widespread ignorance of the virus, joblessness among wage earners, economic pressure, and a massive outbreak of COVID‐19, the district administration has demonstrated its diligence, professionalism, local knowledge, and promptness in providing optimal public services through coordination and information sharing among all stakeholders. The synergies and coordination between local administration, security forces, and local government representatives were great challenges in implementing nonpharmaceutical polices and support programs. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]


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