Dr. Imtiaz Ahmed, Advocate Yusuf Hossain Humayun, Dr. Sultan Hafeez Rahman,Dr. Kamal Hossain,
Mr. Amir Khosru Mahmud Chowdhury, Dr. Binayak Sen and Dr. Minhaj Mahmud seen at the launching of SoG 2013

The annual flagship research report of BRAC Institute of Governance and Development (BIGD), BRAC University, titled “The State of Governance Bangladesh 2013: Democracy Party Politics”, was launched on 20 December 2014, at the BRAC Centre Inn Auditorium, Mohakhali, Dhaka, in a huge gathering of journalists, academicians and researchers, policy-makers, civil society members, politicians and concerned others.

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A three-day international workshop titled “Four Decades of Public Administration and Governance in Bangladesh” was held at the Chittagong University (CU) campus from January 11-13, 2013. The workshop was organised by the Department of Public Administration, University of Chittagong in collaboration with the Institute of Governance Studies, BRAC University, and the Governance Innovation Unit of Prime Minister’s Office.

Distinguished academics from foreign universities such as Monash University and University of Canberra of Australia, University of Auckland, New Zealand, University of Bath, England, University of Delhi, India, McMaster University, Canada and different private and public Universities of Bangladesh such as University of Dhaka, Islamic University, Comilla University, Jahangirnagar University etc. attended the workshop. Among others, practitioners and officials from organisations such as the World Bank, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), and former Public officials attended the workshop. Around 93 participants from 38 different institutions and organisations attended the workshop.

Director of IGS, Dr. Rizwan Khair attended the conference as a discussant in a plenary session on Governance Innovation and Public Administration Reforms: Lessons of Experience and presented his paper titled, “Participatory Policy Process in Bangladesh: Efforts in Search for Participatory Governance”. IGS researcher Farhana Razzaque presented her paper titled “Introduction to Citizen Charter in Bangladesh: a New Dimension in Service Delivery”. IGS Researcher Mohammad Sirajul Islam also attended the conference as a participant.

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(From Left) Dr. Syed Saad Andalib; Dr. Masihur Rahman; Dr. Sultan Hafeez Rahman; H.E. Brian Allemekinders and Ms. Julia Brunt, seen at the inauguration ceremony

A three-day International Conference on Political Economy, Accountability and Governance was held at Dhaka from 11-13 December, 2014. The event was organized by BRAC Institute of Governance and Development (BIGD), BRAC University, in partnership with Think Tank Initiative (TTI) of International Development Research Centre (IDRC), International Growth Centre (IGC) of London School of Economics (LSE) and Effective States and Inclusive Development (ESID) of the University of Manchester.

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Distinguished guests launching the report (Left); valued gusts at the event (right)

BRAC Institute of Governance and Development (BIGD), BRAC University launched it’s another annual flagship research report titled State of Cities: Governance for a Liveable Chittagong on 29 January, 2015 at the Chittagong Club, in Chittagong. Distinguished civil society members, academics, researchers, representatives from NGOs, politicians from mainstream parties, senior and other journalists were attended the event at the Club auditorium.

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