Shahjahan Bhuiyan

Shahjahan Bhuiyan
The American University in Cairo | AUC · Department of Public Policy and Administration

PhD

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Background: Health equity is an important aspect of responsible governance. COVID-19 exposed existing shortfalls of Global Health Governance (GHG). A considerable amount of related literature is produced. This scoping review aims at mapping the present knowledge and at identifying research gaps. Methods: This scoping review is based on the Joann...
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This article identifies the role governance plays in developing physical infrastructure through the utilization of natural resource rent as public investment for infrastructure development in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. The empirical model employs panel data from 15 MENA countries and two governance indices (GOVI)—GOVI Principal...
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This chapter discusses the three core elements, institutional reform, governance, and service delivery, that shapes the theoretical underpinnings of this book. Evidence suggests that many Global South governments largely fail to deliver public services due to their weak institutions and poor quality of governance. To overcome this impasse, Global S...
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This chapter synthesizes the dynamics, strategies, competencies, and capacities through which institutional and governance reform shapes the delivery of public services in the Global South. Drawing on the cases and reviews of practice, this volume concludes that the successful delivery of public services in the Global South is largely dependent on...
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This edited book explores the link between institutional reforms, governance and services delivery in the Global South, mapping how and to what extent resource-poor governments deliver public services to their citizens. The book concludes that delivery of public services responsibly and efficiently remains largely unachievable because of weaker ins...
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The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has been spreading around the world, causing a major public health crisis that has already claimed hundreds of thousands of lives. Street-level bureaucrats­—health workers, teachers, street cleaners, police officers­, and so forth—are at the forefront in fighting against the pandemic. Of these, public health care...
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This article examines the legitimation of capital city relocation from a discursive perspective. It specifically focuses on how policymakers in developing countries often use boosters' language to legitimize the relocation of capital city functions. Drawing on critical discourse analysis as a theoretical frame and Egypt as a case, this article exam...
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The articles of this special issue explore the problems of public policy in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region (including Turkey, excluding Iran) as well as why the role of public policy is relatively limited in achieving the overall development in the region. Although many countries in the region experienced political upheavals (Arab S...
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This article highlights the objective of the special issue which is to understand the status of public administration in six profiled countries – Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, United Arab Emirates (UAE), and Turkey – in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). The special issue explores public administration as a concept—the diversity of guiding g...
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Climate change poses a serious threat to humanity in developed and developing countries and is already affecting South Asia. This study examines the role that good governance plays for adapting to climate change in Bangladesh, arguing that lack of good governance in Bangladesh risks reducing adaptation preparedness to climate change in the country....
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This article contributes to our understanding of whether democratic governance can be achieved in post-revolution Egypt. It explores the status of three key pillars of democratic governance in the context of the January 2011 People’s Revolution and subsequent political developments through August 2013: (1) inclusive participation, (2) responsive in...
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This article contributes to our understanding of whether democratic governance can be achieved in post-revolution Egypt. It explores the status of three key pillars of democratic governance in the context of the January 2011 People’s Revolution and subsequent political developments through August 2013: (1) inclusive participation, (2) responsive in...
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This article examines how infrastructure development takes place outside of formal government involvement through the successful implementation of self-help projects by the residents of an informal area in Egypt. Drawing on a case study of community-based efforts in Ezbet el-Haggana, one of Cairo's largest informal areas, this study focuses on how...
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This paper reviews and analyzes the development of Multipurpose Community Telecenters (MCTs) in rural Bangladesh. The core of the paper builds on bringing together relevant literature review and field study. The findings of the paper suggest that the development of telecenters in Bangladesh is still in its formative stage. MCTs have fared well in i...
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This paper reviews and analyzes the development of Multipurpose Community Telecenters (MCTs) in rural Bangladesh. The core of the paper builds on bringing together relevant literature review and field study. The findings of the paper suggest that the development of telecenters in Bangladesh is still in its formative stage. MCTs have fared well in i...
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There has been increasing interest in public administration teaching in post-communist Central Asian countries, particularly in Kazakhstan. This article discusses the development of teaching public administration in Kazakhstan. An important observation is that, within two decades of independence, Kazakhstan has made considerable advances in develop...
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This article examines the role political leadership plays in achieving good governance in Kazakhstan, a post-communist country in Central Asia. Since its withdrawal from the USSR, Kazakhstan maintains an authoritative political leadership, where President Nazarbayev, his trusted “inner-circle,” and the stalwarts of the Nur Otan party effectively ru...
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This article explores the role of social capital in community development by focusing on two South Asian case studies drawn from India and Bangladesh. Both studies recognized social capital as a useful resource, which facilitates social interaction and promotes mutual support and cooperation and thus improves participants’ livelihood through income...
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This article analyses and reviews the progress made by Kazakhstan, a post-communist country in Central Asia, towards its journey to become a knowledge-based society. An attempt has been made to examine how and to what extent good governance plays a critical role in building a knowledge-based society. Available evidence suggests that Kazakhstan made...
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The impact of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) on public sector service delivery is immense as evidenced in Kazakhstan, a post-Soviet republic, and beyond. This article critically examines the trajectories of e-government implementation for public sector service delivery in Kazakhstan. Available evidence suggests that even the part...
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Purpose – This paper aims to investigate public sector reform (PSR) initiatives in Kazakhstan, and how such reform efforts have helped the government to be more responsive to the needs and demands of the citizens. Design/methodology/approach – The paper examined four key PSR initiatives: decentralization, Civil Service reform, e-governance, and civ...
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Decentralization stands at a crossroad of scholarly debate and discussion on governance issues, no less so in transition countries. This article examines the role of decentralization for the promotion of good local governance in Kazakhstan. Available evidence substantiates that decentralization has a limited capacity to contribute to good local gov...
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This paper analyzes and reviews the role of governance in solid waste management as administered by the city governments in Bangladesh. An attempt has been made to examine how and to what extent operational problems impede delivery of conservancy services to urban dwellers. The study is primarily based on empirical data gathered in the years 2000,...
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This paper critically examines the progress made in introducing and implementing e-government programs and policies in Kazakhstan. It argues that in order to achieve the articulated development goals, the Kazakh government has moved toward e-government paradigm to ascertain a people-centered, accountable and transparent government. Available data s...
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The state, society, parents and international agencies need to play complementary roles in eliminating child labour. The interests of different players in this area are of course often diametrically opposed. This implies that all parties will have to be prepared to give and take - a process that needs to be economically viable and ultimately in the...
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Th ere has been growing concern over climate change and its impacts on many as-pects of human society, particularly on health. Climate change may aff ect health in a wide range of forms: increased fl oods and droughts, increased frequency and intensity of heat waves, changes in the distribution of vector-borne diseases and ef-fects on the risk of d...

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