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Title:
THE ROLE OF CIVIL SOCIETY ORGANIZATIONS IN THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE RIGHT TO INFORMATION ACT: A CASE OF BANGLADESH

Authors:
Harold Sougato Baroi

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Harold Sougato Baroi1
Assistant Professor of Public Administration at Rajshahi University, Bangladesh

MLA 8
Baroi, Harold S. "THE ROLE OF CIVIL SOCIETY ORGANIZATIONS IN THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE RIGHT TO INFORMATION ACT: A CASE OF BANGLADESH." Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research, vol. 3, no. 1, Jan. 2018, pp. 153-170, ijsser.org/more2018.php?id=11. Accessed 2018.
APA
Baroi, H. S. (2018, January). THE ROLE OF CIVIL SOCIETY ORGANIZATIONS IN THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE RIGHT TO INFORMATION ACT: A CASE OF BANGLADESH. Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research, 3(1), 153-170. Retrieved from ijsser.org/more2018.php?id=11.
Chicago
Baroi, Harold S. "THE ROLE OF CIVIL SOCIETY ORGANIZATIONS IN THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE RIGHT TO INFORMATION ACT: A CASE OF BANGLADESH." Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research 3, no. 1 (January 2018), 153-170. Accessed , 2018. ijsser.org/more2018.php?id=11.

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Abstract:
The Right to Information Act ('The RTI Act') of Bangladesh has been introduced in 2009. Civil Society Organizations (CSOs), particularly the NGOs have played an instrumental role in introducing the Law. This paper suggests that the core objective of the RTI Act which is to ensure people's access to government information has not been accomplished. One of the main reasons behind its poor performance is lack of awareness about the law. The paper argues that the CSOs, especially the NGOs have not played its desired role in creating awareness and motivating citizens to use the law. The paper suggests NGOs can play a more engaging role in the implementation of the RTI Act and to achieve that some of the recently adopted approaches can make a significant contribution.