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Does Access to Information Facilitate Empowerment of Citizens? Answer Lies Within - A Recent Example of Bangladesh

This particular paper investigates how access to information empowers people. Using the example of Union Information and Service Centre (UISC) the paper argues that better accessibility to information can have a major influence in empowering citizens in Bangladesh since there is a correlation between information access and empowerment. The paper also argues that access to information increases people’s ability to make their own choices, which validates Kabeer’s proposition on empowerment. Thus, it can be claimed that UISC can be a model to other developing countries, and similar findings can strengthen its application and generalization as an independent theory.
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