Landscape of WASH in IWRM in Bangladesh
The study indicates through literature review and analyzing the policies, four major weaknesses exist in the water governance institutions of Bangladesh which are weaker water institutions, i.e., implementation delays and lacking ministerial leadership, centralized decision making, outdated sectorial policies and non-institutionalized IWRM activities. Also, the study shows that, in Bangladesh, lack of co-ordination among different agencies is one of the major causes behind the poor condition of the water sector. Circumstantial evidence shows that in some cases, the responsibilities and scope of work of different agencies are not clearly mentioned. As a result, there remains scope for misinterpretation and no one is held responsible or accountable for non-performance or poor performance.