Problems and challenges of public administration in Bangladesh: pathway to sustainable development

Md. Nazirul Islam Sarker*, Yan Bingxin, Arifin Sultana, AZM Shafiullah Prodhan

School of Public Administration, Sichuan University, Chengdu, China.

School of Public Administration, Sichuan University, Chengdu, China.

Department of Psychology, National University, Gazipur, Bangladesh.

Department of Horticulture, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Agricultural University, Gazipur, Bangladesh.

Accepted February 25, 2017.

Citation: Sarker MNI, Bingxin Y, Sultana A, Shafiullah Prodhan AZM (2017). Problems and challenges of public administration in Bangladesh: pathway to sustainable development. International Journal of Public Administration and Policy Research, 3(1): 016-025.

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Abstract

The paper seeks to find out the major problems and prospects of public administration in Bangladesh and pathway to Sustainable Development. The Public Administration in Bangladesh still faced by corruption, violence, absence of rule of law, outdated laws, non transparency, lack of professionalism, abuse of human rights, non accountability, and serious politicization of all government institutions even the judicial system. The study is descriptive in nature which is based on extensive literature review and secondary sources. It is observed that we need a group of educated expert administrator and strong political leadership with commitment to fight against corruption, non accountability, non transparency and inefficiency. The implementation of rule of law with strong moral ground is necessary for ensuring good governance and sustainable development. The findings of the study will help administrator, public, student, researcher, political leaders and policy makers for designing future sustainable development policy and program.

Keywords: Public administration, governance, pathway, sustainable development, Bangladesh.