Impact Evaluation of Sharique – a governance programme in Bangladesh

2017 - 2019

Project status: Complete

Funded by: Swiss Development Corporation (SDC) and Helvetas

SDC has been providing support to Helvetas to implement the Sharique programme since 2006, with the aim of empowering local citizens to make and implement inclusive, gender sensitive and pro-poor collective choices about their lives and livelihoods through more democratic, transparent, inclusive and effective local governance systems in Bangladesh. The rationale is that good local governance leads to equitable local development for all members of society as they are encouraged to participate in decision-making processes. This project conducts an impact evaluation drawing on a theory-based mixed methods approach seeking to understand to what extent citizens have been empowered, the local government has been strengthened and whether the programme led to improvements in terms of quality and

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