Iftekharuzzaman

The writer is Executive Director, Transparency International Bangladesh.

January 26, 2022
January 26, 2022

Disappointing CPI score: What trajectory is Bangladesh on?

The Transparency International (TI) released its Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) 2021 on January 25, 2022.

December 20, 2021
December 20, 2021

Can illicit financial transfers be controlled?

According to the latest report of the US-based NGO Global Financial Integrity (GFI) on trade-based illicit financial transfers, between 2009 and 2018, Bangladesh lost a staggering USD 8.275 billion (Tk 71,000 crore) per year, on average, through misinvoicing in export and import trade.

December 9, 2021
December 9, 2021

Expand space for accountability to control corruption

December 9 is observed as the International Anti-corruption Day (IACD). On this day in 2003, the United Nations called upon governments and peoples of the world to mark the adoption of the UN Convention against Corruption (UNCAC).

November 17, 2021
November 17, 2021

Bangladesh needs to upgrade its defence integrity structure

The Berlin-based Transparency International released its “Government Defence Integrity (GDI) Index 2020” on November 16, 2021.

February 11, 2021
February 11, 2021

Socio-political evils of corruption: Not everything is lost yet

Bangladesh is often mentioned as a development dilemma for its commendable performance in terms of GDP growth and socio-economic indicators on the one hand, that on the other, contrasts strikingly with pervasive corruption and poor performance in nearly every governance indicator.

January 29, 2021
January 29, 2021

A disappointing performance once again

On January 28, 2021, Transparency International released its Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) 2020. In the index, Bangladesh has scored 26 out of 100, the same as in 2019.

September 13, 2020
September 13, 2020

Political contents of corruption and anti-corruption in Bangladesh

The coronavirus pandemic has been converted into a festival of corruption in the health sector in Bangladesh. Crises like these do increase the risk of corruption everywhere in the world. However, there is perhaps no other country where corruption has been found to be as awkwardly pervasive as in Bangladesh.

June 29, 2020
June 29, 2020

Why does money laundering enjoy impunity in Bangladesh?

The Swiss Banking authorities published their annual update on deposits of foreign nationals, including Bangladeshis, on June 25. It shows 603.2 million Swiss Francs or Tk 5,367 crores invested by Bangladeshis, which is 2.38 percent less than that in 2019.

February 12, 2020
February 12, 2020

Mainstreaming anti-corruption in statecraft

The enthusiastic national celebrations of the Mujib Year have the potential of a great historical value in many different ways.

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 monopolisation.