Title: Assessing Bangladesh's administrative leadership and governance challenges in tackling the corona virus crisis

Authors: Mohammad Imran Hossain

Addresses: ULAB School of Business, University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh, Dhaka-1207, Bangladesh

Abstract: Coronavirus Disease has turned to be a major health crisis in Bangladesh. The densely populated poor country is struggling to battle the health hazards through implementing various preventive measures. However irregularities, mismanagement and lack of good governance has put the nation in dire straits. This study tries to articulate Bangladesh's administrative leadership and governance challenges in tackling the crisis. A content analysis of various textual data is used to exemplify the COVID-19 catastrophe by evaluating measures and actions taken by the relevant agencies. Seven governance indicators have been explored. The study found that there is a huge deficit in every indicator of good governance. The long-term lack of planning, lack of effective leadership, and inadequate budget allocation have exposed the weak capacity of the Bangladesh government. Lacks in transparency, accountability and coordination in various activities undertaken by the government has been clearly noticed.

Keywords: COVID-19; Bangladesh; responsiveness; capacity and effectiveness; coordination and participation; transparency; accountability; and civic engagement.

DOI: 10.1504/IJISD.2024.135255

International Journal of Innovation and Sustainable Development, 2024 Vol.18 No.1/2, pp.168 - 186

Received: 26 Aug 2021
Accepted: 20 Apr 2022

Published online: 03 Dec 2023 *

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