Iftekharuzzaman

The writer is Executive Director, Transparency International Bangladesh.

February 2, 2020
February 2, 2020

Voting in an intimidated and monopolised space

By all credible indications, voting in the two city corporations of the capital has taken place in an uneven playing field—an electoral space that has been intimidatingly patrolled to ensure its...

January 24, 2020
January 24, 2020

Do we have the political will to improve?

Transparency International (TI) released its Corruption Perception Index 2019 on January 23, 2020. Bangladesh has scored 26 out of 100, the same as in 2018.

December 31, 2019
December 31, 2019

A synopsis of the battle against corruption in 2019

The year 2019 was essentially business as usual in terms of corruption in Bangladesh, as it continued to a be challenge of ever-increasing concern except for two notable features that drew public...

December 14, 2019
December 14, 2019

Unveiling the limits of anti-corruption drive

Media interest on the recently launched high-profile anti-corruption drive appears to be on the wane thanks to many competing issues.

July 6, 2019
July 6, 2019

What lessons can Bangladesh learn from the Swiss model?

It is well known even the least successful example of democracy is better than no democracy. This is because at the core of democratic principles, is accountability of the government to the people....

February 15, 2019
February 15, 2019

Anti-Corruption Commission: How can it be truly effective?

A policy of zero tolerance against corruption announced by the prime minister is at the core of the election manifesto of the Awami

January 30, 2019
January 30, 2019

Bangladesh descends in corruption ranking

Transparency International (TI) released its Corruption Perception Index (CPI) 2018 on January 29, 2019. Bangladesh has scored 26 out of 100, two points lower than the 28 in 2017. The slide is...

December 9, 2018
December 9, 2018

Is 'anti-corruption' only rhetoric or also a reality?

December 9 is observed as the International Anti-Corruption Day (IACD) to mark the adoption of the UN Convention against Corruption (UNCAC) in 2003.

February 23, 2018
February 23, 2018

It could have been better

Bangladesh has scored 28 on a scale of 0-100 according to the Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) 2017 released by Transparency International (TI) on February 22, 2018. The score is two points...

February 27, 2017
February 27, 2017

Promoting transparency

The government of Bangladesh recognises combating corruption as critical to progress towards realising the Perspective Plan - Vision 2021, the 7th Five Year Plan (7FYP) and Sustainable Development...