Farhana Razzaque joined BIGD in November 2011 as a research associate. At BIGD, she is involved with the flagship publication, the State of Governance (SOG) report, different projects and programmes (MAGD, PPSC, NUFFIC- training and curriculum design team, SHARIQUE, etc.
She has finished Masters of Philosophy (M. Phil) programme from the department of Administration and Organisation theory, University of Bergen, Norway. Prior to this, she has completed her Bachelor of Social Sciences in Public Administration from University of Dhaka. As part of fulfilment of M. Phil course requirement at the University, she conducted research including field study and submitted thesis on ‘Making Citizen’s Charter Effective in Public Organisations of Bangladesh: Rhetoric or Reality? A study of Department of Immigration and Passports’. She received Norwegian Education Loan Fund Scholarship for Master’s of Philosophy (M. Phil) Programme.
She received training on experiential learning based curriculum design, project cycle management, policy analysis, gender and governance, conflict management and organisation Development- conducted by ISS, Netherlands, VU University of Amsterdam, MDF-Netherlands.
She has publications of working papers, policy papers and newspaper articles.
Her research interests are on governance and local governance, governance and politics, government policy and citizen’s rights, administrative culture and public sector reforms and citizenship.