Iftekharuzzaman | The Daily Star
  • Iftekharuzzaman

    The writer is Executive Director, Transparency International Bangladesh.

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 attention.
  • 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.
  • 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. Although no one size fits all, and depending on historical experiences, cultural, social, political and developmental context, there can be many different ways of progression towards democracy, accountability or checks and balances are the key word in the process.