Hossain Zillur Rahman

The writer is executive chairman of Power and Participation Research Centre and former adviser to the caretaker government.

The fight against child marriage needs a new narrative

The latest official data paints an alarming picture of 41.6 percent of girls married under 18 and 8.2 percent married under the lower age of 15.

2w ago

The contradiction between economic policy and practices

How much can declared policy intentions be taken at face value when simultaneous administrative and political steps signal different intentions?

3m ago

All about fair and unfair elections

The current political uncertainties work out, the road to a fair election appears neither certain nor easy.

6m ago

Is Bangladesh at a triple crossroad?

Bangladesh has always battled and progressed through crises. But what future awaits us?

9m ago

How much do we know about our emerging ‘new rural’?

“New rural” will be a critical player in the next chapter of Bangladesh’s transformation.

1y ago

‘Louha tribhuj’ and the political economy of development

A political economy lens is needed to understand the current situation of Bangladesh.

1y ago

Akbar Ali Khan: Life of service, voice of conscience

His death is a loss for the nation.

1y ago

The challenge of democratising the ‘middle income’ dream

Fifty years ago, the dominant concern of citizens and observers alike was about the economic future of newly independent Bangladesh.

2y ago
May 6, 2024
May 6, 2024

The fight against child marriage needs a new narrative

The latest official data paints an alarming picture of 41.6 percent of girls married under 18 and 8.2 percent married under the lower age of 15.

February 16, 2024
February 16, 2024

The contradiction between economic policy and practices

How much can declared policy intentions be taken at face value when simultaneous administrative and political steps signal different intentions?

November 3, 2023
November 3, 2023

All about fair and unfair elections

The current political uncertainties work out, the road to a fair election appears neither certain nor easy.

August 18, 2023
August 18, 2023

Is Bangladesh at a triple crossroad?

Bangladesh has always battled and progressed through crises. But what future awaits us?

February 10, 2023
February 10, 2023

How much do we know about our emerging ‘new rural’?

“New rural” will be a critical player in the next chapter of Bangladesh’s transformation.

September 29, 2022
September 29, 2022

‘Louha tribhuj’ and the political economy of development

A political economy lens is needed to understand the current situation of Bangladesh.

September 9, 2022
September 9, 2022

Akbar Ali Khan: Life of service, voice of conscience

His death is a loss for the nation.

January 2, 2022
January 2, 2022

The challenge of democratising the ‘middle income’ dream

Fifty years ago, the dominant concern of citizens and observers alike was about the economic future of newly independent Bangladesh.

August 5, 2021
August 5, 2021

Development and political leadership: China’s Wang Huning and new perspectives

We have all become accustomed to the economic story of China, its astonishing success in reducing poverty, its emergence as the economic powerhouse of the 21st century and its infrastructural ambitions expressed through the Belt and Road Initiative.

June 13, 2021
June 13, 2021

When entrepreneurship can be a public good

My friend Fouzul Kabir Khan’s recent book, “Win: How Public Entrepreneurship Can Transform the Developing World”, has brought back an issue critical to the development discourse in these pandemic times.

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