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Bangladesh has a parliamentary form of government with the prime minister as its chief executive and the president as the head of state. The prime minister heads the cabinet that is collectively responsible to the national parliament.

The ministries fulfill policy-making and clearinghouse functions at the national level, while the district level administration provides law and order, land administration, service delivery and program implementation. There are also local governments: municipal corporations in cities; district councils; and thana (police station) committees. They have some elected representatives and perform limited but diverse administrative and development functions.

The experience and perceptions of public officials in Bangladesh (PDF 265 K)

World Bank brief on Bangladesh

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