Shuvra Chowdhury, PhD is an Associate Professor at the Department of Public Administration, University of Rajshahi, Bangladesh. Before joining the Department of Public Administration at the University of Rajshahi, she had worked in the private banking sector for four years. This has enriched her to the deepest understanding of the dilemma of the public and private sector working processes. Her main areas of academic interest include open data analysis, public and social accountability mechanism, right to information, grievance redress management, public financial change management, and gender studies. She received a fellowship from Prime Minister Office, Government of Bangladesh, and conducted several studies under funding from the University Grants Commission, Bangladesh & Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Rajshahi, Bangladesh. She has published extensively in noted international publication houses and journals including Sage Publication Limited and Routledge. Her book Strengthening Local Governance in Bangladesh: Reforms, Participation, and Accountability has been published by Springer (2018). A book chapter titled “Decentralized planning and budgeting as social accountability tools: A study of social accountability in local government in Bangladesh” has been published by Palgrave Macmillan (2019). A new book “Gender Responsive Budgeting in South Asia-Experience of Bangladeshi Local Government” will be made available in November 2021 from Routledge, London.
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