National Policy Dialogue - Strengthening The Urban Local Governments In Bangladesh.
Bangladesh Local Government Representative Interviewed
Local Governance and Decentralisation
LOCAL GOVERNMENT OF BANGLADESH
There are 8 divisions and 64 districts in Bangladesh, each district further subdivided into upazila. The area within each subdistrict, except for those in metropolitan areas, is divided into several unions, with each union consisting of multiple villages. Direct elections are held for each union, electing a chairperson and a number of members. In 1997, a parliamentary act was passed to reserve three seats in every union for female candidates. Following elections in the 2014–16 period, 25.2% of councillors were women, up from 23.4% in the 2011–13 period.
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