Iftekharuzzaman | The Daily Star
  • Iftekharuzzaman

    The writer is Executive Director, Transparency International Bangladesh.

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.