The Institute of Governance Studies (IGS) organised its second roundtable discussions on topic covered in its flagship report – The State of Governance (SOG) in Bangladesh 2010-11. The roundtable meeting based on the chapter of SOG 2010–11 entitled “Banking Sector Governance: Reforms and Impacts” was held on 27 April, 2013, at the Conference Room of BRAC Centre Inn in Dhaka.

The event was moderated by Professor Rashed Al Mahmud Titumir, Department of Development Studies, University of Dhaka and Chairman of Unnayan Anneshan. The panel discussants of the roundtable discussions were: Professor Abu Ahmed, Department of Economics, University of Dhaka, Dr. Md. Akhtaruzzaman, Economic Advisor of Bangladesh Bank and Dr. Khandakar Golam Moazzem, Additional Director (research) of Centre for Policy Dialogue. The meeting started with a welcome speech by IGS Director Dr. Rizwan Khair while M Shahidul Islam, Research Fellow of IGS presented research findings on banking sector reforms and impacts. The discussion was followed by views, remarks and suggestions made by different academics, research experts and professionals working in the country’s economic, finance and banking sector such as: Mr. Forrest E. Cookson, Economist, Research and Development Centre, Dr. Nasiruddin Ahmed, Former Chairman of NBR and Research Coordinator of IGS, Mr Hasanuzzam, Project Manager, Access to Information Programme, UNDP and Mr. Ashikur Rahman, Research Fellow of IGS. Following are the press release and links of the media reports about the discussion:

The Financial Express

The Daily Star

The New Age

The Samakal