The World Bank has made issues of corruption a major element in its governance agenda in Bangladesh and elsewhere. This work develops a critique to this new approach of development aid, which is characterized by a good governance agenda in every sector. Since 1989, donors, especially the World Bank, have imposed good governance conditions on the provision of debt relief and new loans or grants to developing countries, including Bangladesh. Donors or multilateral agencies have taken a leading role in defining good governance. Developing countries that rely on the assistance of donors have become particularly prone to imposed conditions of aid, often in the form of requirements to implement specific reform strategies, meant to ensure good governance. They have widened conditionality to include transparent administration, poverty reduction and enhancement of the role of 'civil society' as well as public sector reforms in Bangladesh as a New Approaches to foreign aid disbursement. Global pressures to cooperate and compete, the rising expectations of citizens, and the need to reduce public deficits are changing the way Bangladesh needs to be governed.