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Submitted by Hassan on

These are useful distinctions and you are right a significant number of policies which have had a long term positive effect are in the (a) or (b) category. So while (a) is in some ways 'good luck', your (b) also reflects the fact that in many policy decisions the technocrats who are developing those reforms go and seek out the views of other stakeholders which I don't think is 'government merely reacting'. This consultative approach certainly happens in other countries I've worked in, but in some ways I sense that the large space given to think-tanks, NGOs and media in Bangladesh has perhaps led to an even bigger role for stakeholders than exists elsewhere - but that those outside views are not then just absorbed 'passively' but are filtered through decision-making channels before enacting a reform.