Irregularities, informal practices, and the motivation of frontline healthcare providers in Bangladesh: Current scenario and future perspectives towards achieving universal health coverage by 2030

Publication type: Working Paper

Country: Bangladesh

Author(s): Nahitun Naher Syed Masud Ahmed Nadia Alamgir Roksana Hoque Muhammad Shaikh Hassan

Keywords: Health


In this first Working Paper from the SOAS-ACE health research project in Bangladesh, the authors review the literature on corruption and irregularities in the Bangladeshi health sector. They identify a rising trend in health corruption in low- and middle-income countries of South and South East Asia, including Bangladesh, and identify both formal and informal current approaches to tackling corruption.
The paper explores the types of corruption seen in the health sector, why the health sector is prone to corruption, the conditions which incentivise corruption and the impact of corruption. The authors conclude with recommendations for the short- and long-term.This Working Paper is the first piece in an emerging body of SOAS-ACE evidence on innovative anti-corruption strategies in health in Bangladesh, Nigeria and Tanzania. For more information about our health research stream, please see the SOAS-ACE health projects brochure.