Minimizing Central-Local Relation using Local Resource Mobilization in Bangladesh

Fakhrul Islam

Abstract


Abstract

Union Parishad (UP) is the lowest tier of rural local government plays an important role to fulfill the demand and aspiration of local people and the overall development of the country. But UP (Union Parishad) in Bangladesh are yet to perform optimal local revenue mobilization. This paper examines opportunities and constraints local revenue trend and performance and the problems of revenue mobilization and to provide a strategy for reducing dependency on the central government and enhancing the revenue collection of Union Parishad. The analysis is exemplified by exploratory and descriptive method and social survey has been arranged for collecting data and information from Unions of Bajitpur upazilla under Kishoregonj district. A general conclusion emerging from the study is that despite revenue potentials, weak revenue administration, less power to create new source of revenue, lack of people’s participation, lack of permanent tax collector and political and central control are the major impediments on local resource mobilization. This study tries to explore potential area of resource and suggested to control political pressure, to set up campaign and workshop on resource mobilization and bringing awareness among the citizens as well as UP officials.

Key Words: Local Resources, Mobilization, Dependency, Central Government, Potential Income Area.

 


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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5296/jpag.v5i2.7561



Journal of Public Administration and Governance  ISSN 2161-7104

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