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Engaging Beneficiaries for Development Participation: When, How, and To What Extent?

This book provides an understanding of, and adds to the literature on, the prerequisites for development participation through examining beneficiary engagement by both governmental and non-governmental organisations (GOs and NGOs). This book is a valuable addition to the literature on and practice of maximising the effectiveness of development programs through beneficiary engagement in Third World Countries.

Previous literature in this field utilises the concept of beneficiary participation in order to make development people-centred. Much has been discussed on why participation is needed to make development meaningful. However, when and how development participation occurs in its practical application is an as yet unresearched topic. This book fills this knowledge gap with insights and evidence identified in the development context of Bangladesh.


Nandita Dutta started her career as a public servant by joining the Bangladesh Civil Service in 1995. She served the government in various capacities in the field administration. She worked as Assistant Director and Deputy Director at the Bangladesh Public Administration Training Centre. She was responsible for training course coordination, curriculum development and leading sessions. On secondment, she joined the UNDP Bangladesh country office as Programme Analyst of Governance in 2005, where her work focussed on electoral program management, local justice systems, public administration and the development program for Chittagong Hill Tracts. She joined the University of Canberra as a professional staff member in 2012, and achieved a PhD in 2021. Her primary areas of interest include development program management, policy analysis, qualitative research, general administration, customer relations management, program evaluation, seminar presentations, and human resources management.

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ISBN: 1-5275-1267-3

ISBN13: 978-1-5275-1267-2

Release Date: 13th July 2023

Pages: 184

Price: £62.99

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