IDEAS home Printed from
   My bibliography  Save this paper

A Rights-based Assessment (RBA) of Bangladesh’s National Budget 2014-15


  • Emraan Azad

    (University of Dhaka)

  • Mahmudul Hasan

    () (University of Dhaka)

  • Muhammad Mahdy Hassan

    (University of Dhaka)


This paper examines Bangladesh’s National Budget of 2014-15 from the perspective of a rights-based approach (RBA) to development model. Comprised of plans, policies and processes of development, the national budget has been analyzed to understand how a RBA model can incorporate the concept of human development in the design and implementation process of different development programs mandated by the annual budget. The paper aims to present the rights-based inquiry of national budget by putting it into a system of rights and corresponding obligations established by the normative framework of international human rights law. In addition, the paper assesses the prospects of promoting the sustainability of development work, empowering people themselves – especially the most marginalized and disadvantaged – to participate in policy formulation and holding accountable those who have a duty to act. Based on these analyses, recommendations for evaluation and monitoring of Bangladesh’s national budget’s implementation in line with the rights-based development model for all citizens are proposed and elucidated.

Suggested Citation

  • Emraan Azad & Mahmudul Hasan & Muhammad Mahdy Hassan, 2015. "A Rights-based Assessment (RBA) of Bangladesh’s National Budget 2014-15," Bangladesh Development Research Working Paper Series (BDRWPS) BDRWPS No. 28, Bangladesh Development Research Center (BDRC).
  • Handle: RePEc:bnr:wpaper:28

    Download full text from publisher

    File URL:
    Download Restriction: no

    References listed on IDEAS

    1. Fahmida Khatun & Debapriya Bhattacharya & Mustafizur Rahman, 2013. "Revisiting the PRSP Experience in Bangladesh: Perspectives on Representation, Accountability and Inclusiveness," CPD Working Paper 105, Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD).
    Full references (including those not matched with items on IDEAS)


    All material on this site has been provided by the respective publishers and authors. You can help correct errors and omissions. When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:bnr:wpaper:28. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.

    For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Bernhard Gunter). General contact details of provider: .

    If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.

    If CitEc recognized a reference but did not link an item in RePEc to it, you can help with this form .

    If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your RePEc Author Service profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.

    Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.

    IDEAS is a RePEc service hosted by the Research Division of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis . RePEc uses bibliographic data supplied by the respective publishers.