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I believe that block grant provision like LGSP can change the rural situation in Bangladesh and other developing countries. Transfer of development funds from the central government to the local government units (LGUs) like UP in Bangladesh should be accelerated more by the World Bank and other development partners, and it should be mainstreamed as a major rural development intervention. Many LGUs can make a lot of success stories as mentioned above, once they receive a block grant for their free development activities. However, such good practices may not be disseminated to other LGUs, since they are quite isolated in the decentralization policies. It is important to establish a mutual learning mechanism among LGUs. I really believe that the block grant provision like LGSP plus the establishment of mutual learning mechanism among LGUs will change rural situation drastically. Akira