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Governance for Development:

Political and Administrative Reforms for Bangladesh

by

 Dr. Nazrul Islam

United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs


4:00 pm, Friday, September 30

 CGIS South S354,

1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA

 

Governance problems are possibly the main constraint on the realization of  socio-economic potential of Bangladesh.   Based on his recently published book, Governance for Development: Political and Administrative Reforms for Bangladesh (Palgrave-Macmillan, 2016), Dr. Nazrul Islam will present an analysis of Bangladesh’s governance problems and discuss some reform options for the electoral process and of the civil service in Bangladesh.

About the Speaker

Nazrul Islam is currently a Senior Economic Affairs Officer at the United National Department of Economic and Social Affairs. Previously, he taught economics at Dhaka University (Bangladesh), Emory University (USA), and Kyushu University (Japan).. He has published eleven books and numerous articles in reputed international journals.  His most recent book is Economies in Transition: China, Russia, and Vietnam, published by Eastern Academic.  Dr. Islam is also the founder of Bangladesh Environment Network (BEN) and is playing a leading role in the environment movement of Bangladesh.