Examples of Interest Groups:There are a lots of interest groups in Bangladesh. Each group has different mottos and different goals. However this groups play a vital role in effecting government’s policy making. Because this interest groups hold power at some extent. Some of the main interest groups are:Ain O Shalish Kendra or ASK (Centre for Law and Mediation):It is a national legal aid and human rights organization which provides legal and social support to the dis empowered, particularly women and working children and workers. Its goal is to create a society based on equality, social and gender justice and rule of law.
It seeks to create an environment for accountability and transparency of governance institutes. Bangladesh Rural Advancement Committee (BRAC): They act as a catalyst, creates opportunity for people living in poverty to realize their potential. They pilot, perfect and scale innovations to impact the lives of millions. Their approach is comprehensive from operating the largest secular private education system in the world to the largest NGO-led legal program in the world. They are self-sustainable through their own network of development programs, social enterprises and investments and operate in 11 countries across Asia and Africa.
Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FBCCI):Basically this group work for the welfare of the commerce and industrial section of Bangladesh. It was established in 1973 under the Trade Organization Ordinance and Companies Act. It plays a pivotal role in consultative and advisory capacity, safeguarding the interest of the private sector in the country. And it also helps to create international relationship with the country through commerce and trade.Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA): This is one of the largest trade associations in the country representing the readymade garment industry. BGMEA works for the development of the RMG industry and also to boost the economy of the country.
Mainly it promote and protects the interests of the industry; thus ensuring a sustained growth in the foreign exchange earnings of the country. Again it ensures all legitimate rights and privileges of the garment workers. Most importantly the association also strives toward the betterment of the society and environment.Anyhow these are some main interest groups of Bangladesh. But there are other interest groups as well. Such as NGOs associated with Grameen Bank, labor rights advocacy groups, islamist groups, union leaders etc.