Mohammad Sirajul Islam
Senior Research Associate
Mohammad Sirajul Islam is Senior Research Associate and Lecturer at BIGD. He joined the institute (former IGS) in September 2008. Currently he is working in the research areas of urban governance and land management. He teaches research methodology at Masters in Procurement and Supply Management (MPSM) and manages Post-graduate Certificate Course on Management of Land Acquisition, Resettlement & Rehabilitation (MLARR). He is the team leader of project management curriculum development.
Sirajul has conducted performance assessment of USAID’s PROGATI project and UNESCO’s CapEFA programme and carried out RTI implementation assessment in Bangladesh by applying Access to Information Implementation Assessment Tool (IAT) of The Carter Center. He is one of the key researchers of State of Cities - BIGD’s annual flagship report. He has produced report chapters and policy papers on urban politics, urban land use and social space, political economy of urban governance, and external influence in education policy, RTI for improving transparency in public procurement, Auditor General Office and the Judiciary in Bangladesh.
He did his Masters and Bachelor of Social Sciences in Public Administration from the University of Dhaka.
His areas of research interest include urban governance, programme evaluation, policy research, right to information, and social accountability in public procurement. He has published articles in journals on public private partnership, budget and control of government expenditure. He has presented research papers in national and international conferences and meetings held in New Jersey, Atlanta, Washington DC and Dhaka.