Working Papers and Background Papers by Researchers and Associates based on research conducted under the Politics, Democracy and Governance cluster:


1.    Ali, I. S. (2006). Governance and the Media State of Governance Working Paper. Dhaka: Centre for Governance Studies, BRAC University.
2.    Jahan, F. (2006). Public Administration in Bangladesh State of Governance Working Paper. Dhaka: Centre for Governance Studies, BRAC University.
3.    IGS. (2007). Institutions of Accountability: Public Service Commission Institutions of Accountability Series Background Paper. Dhaka: Institute of Governance Studies, BRAC University.
4.    IGS. (2007). Institutions of Accountability: Anti-Corruption Commission Institutions of Accountability Series Background Paper. Dhaka: Institute of Governance Studies, BRAC University.
5.    Haque, S. (2008). ‘Internal reforms, external progress’: A story of Good Governance from the Department of Immigration & Passport. Dhaka: Institute of Governance Studies, BRAC University.
6.    Ahmed, S. (2009). Can the Civil Service Internship Program (CSIP) attract brilliant students to join the Bangladesh Civil Service? (MAGD), Institute of Governance Studies, BRAC University, Dhaka.  
7.    IGS. (2009). Office of the Comptroller and Auditor General (OCAG) Institutions of Accountability Series Background Paper. Dhaka: Institute of Governance Studies, BRAC University.
8.    Razzaque, F. (2012). ‘Citizen’s Charter and Its Effectiveness’: A Case Study of Department of Immigration and Passports of Bangladesh Working Paper Series no-1. Dhaka: Institute of Governance Studies, BRAC University.
9.    Ahmed, N. (2013). Improving Tax Compliance in Bangladesh: A Study of Value-Added Tax (VAT) Working Paper Series no-11. Dhaka: Institute of Governance Studies, BRAC University.
10.    Hussain, A., Rahman, M. M., &Razzaque, F. (2013). Inclusive Governance at the Local Level in Bangladesh: Prospects and Challenges Working Paper Series no-14. Dhaka: Institute of Governance Studies, BRAC University.
11.    Rashid, M. H. O. (2013). Democratic Transition in Bangladesh: Challenges towards Consolidated Democracy Working Paper Series no-7. Dhaka: Institute of Governance Studies, BRAC University.
12.    Rashid, M. H. O. (2013). Institutional Approach to Anti-corruption: An Evaluation of the Anti Corruption Commission in Bangladesh Working Paper Series no-15. Dhaka: Institute of Governance Studies, BRAC University.
13.    Talukdar, M. R. I. (2013). Decentralized Local Governance Policy Framework for Bangladesh Working Paper Series no-13. Dhaka: Institute of Governance Studies, BRAC University.
14.    Thampi, G. (2013). Promoting & Embedding Voice Mechanisms for Accountable Governance: Concepts, Tools and Practices Working Paper Series no-6. Dhaka: Institute of Governance Studies, BRAC University.
15.    Zakaria, S. M. (2013). Democratic Consolidation in Bangladesh: A Reality Check Working Paper Series no-16. Dhaka: Institute of Governance Studies, BRAC University.
16.    Hassan, M.  (2013), Political Settlement Dynamics in a Limited Access Order, ESID Working Paper no 23, University of Manchester, UK;  http://www.effective-states.org/working-paper-23/
17.    Kabeer, N., S. Mahmud and J. Castro 2010. ‘NGOs’ Strategies and the Challenges of Development and Democracy in Bangladesh’. IDS Working Paper 343. 2010.


Journal Articles by Researchers and Associates under the Politics, Democracy and Governance cluster:


1.    Quayum, M. J. (2011). Bringing Change to Government Administration: Insights from the Development Projects of the National Board of Revenue. Journal of Bangladesh Studies, 13 (2).
2.    Islam, M. Z., &Khair, R. (2012). Preparation of E-Government in Bangladesh: An Exploratory Analysis. JU Journal of Information Technology (JIT), 1, 19-26.
3.    Thampi, G. K. (2012). Diagnosing Public Sector Corruption & Implementing Anti Corruption Programs: A Framework for Practitioners PTF Working Paper Series No.3/ 2012: Partnership for Transparency Fund.
4.    Kabeer, N and L. Huq (2010). ‘The Power of Relationships: Love and Solidarity in a Landless Women’s Organization in Rural Bangladesh’ in IDS Bulletin, Vol.41. No.2 Mar 2010.
5.    Kabeer N, Mahmud S and Castro J (2012). ‘NGOs and the Political Empowerment of Poor People in Rural Bangladesh: Cultivating the Habits of Democracy?’ World Development, Vol. 40, No. 10, October 2012, Elsevier.


Policy Papers & Notes, and Research Briefs under the Politics, Democracy and Governance cluster:


1.    IGS. (2007). The Anti-Corruption Commission: Policy Note Institutions of Accountability. Dhaka: Institute of Governance Studies.
2.    IGS. (2008). The Public Service Commission: Policy Note Institutions of Accountability. Dhaka: Institute of Governance Studies.
3.    IGS. (2008). Bangladesh Election Commission (BEC): Policy Note Institutions of Accountability Series. Dhaka: Institute of Governance Studies.
4.    IGS. (2010). Office of the Comptoller and Auditor General: Policy Note Institutions of Accountability Series. Dhaka: Institute of Governance Studies.
5.    IGS. (2010). THE JUDICIARY: POLICY NOTE Institutions of Accountability Series. Dhaka: Institute of Governance Studies.
6.    IGS. (2012). Improving Transparency in Public Procurement in Bangladesh: Interplay between PPA and RTI Act Public Procurement Policy Note. Dhaka: Institute of Governance Studies.
7.    IGS. (2013). Role of Mass Media in Facilitating Citizen Participation in Bangladesh Public Procurement, February 2013, Dhaka: Institute of Governance Studies Public Procurement Policy Note. Dhaka: Institute of Governance Studies.
8.    IGS. (2013). Issues and Challenges in Public Procurement Bidding: Bangladesh's Experience Public Procurement Policy Note. Dhaka: Institute of Governance Studies.
9.    Islam, M. S. (2013). Quota versus Merit: From Affirmative Action to Meritocracy Policy Brief. Dhaka: Institute of Governance Studies.
10.    IGS. (2013). Increasing Transparency and Accountability in Municipal Public Procurement through Citizen Engagement Public Procurement Policy Note. Dhaka: Institute of Governance Studies.
11.    BDI Research Brief (2009) - “Seeing like a Citizen – Vision of Shorkar” Issue 01, Jan 2009.
12.    BDI Research Brief  (2009)- “Seeing like a Citizen – Grassroots Understanding of Citizenship and Rights Issue 02, Oct 2009.
13.    BDI Research Brief  (2010)- “Seeing like a Citizen – Voice of the People” Issue 03, April 2010.
14.    BDI Research Brief  (2011)- “Mobilizing at the Grassroots” Issue 04, April 2011.


Book Chapters:


Kabeer, N and Mahmud, S. (2010). ‘Microfinance and Social Mobilization: Alternative Pathways to Grassroots Democracy?’ in Coelho and von Lieres (eds.) Mobilizing for Democracy, Zed Books, London, UK; NY, USA. 2010.

Mahmud S. (2010). ‘Why do garment workers in Bangladesh fail to mobilize?’ in Thompson and Tapscott (eds) Citizenship and Social Movements, Zed Books, UK; NY, USA. 2010.

Huq, L. and S. Mahmud. (2013). “Mediation at the Grassroots: NGO Strategies in Claiming Rights in Bangladesh” forthcoming book chapter in Citizenship as Mediation: The Role of Intermediaries in Relations between States and Poor & Marginalised Groups in the Global South, Palgrave Publishers (forthcoming).

Kabeer N, Mahmud S and Castro J (2012). ‘NGOs and the Political Empowerment of Poor People in Rural Bangladesh: Cultivating the Habits of Democracy?’ World Development, Vol. 40, No. 10, October 2012, Elsevier.

Magazine and Newspaper Articles written under the Politics, Democracy and Governance cluster:
•    The Daily Star: Parliament and judiciary: Striking a balance by Sadiat Mannan, 20 October, 2014
•    The Daily Star: Local Government: Way Forward by  DrTofail Ahmed, 21 September, 2014
•    The Daily Star: Local Government: Corruption-Criminalization nexus by DrTofail Ahmed, Lead Researcher, 21 September, 2014
•    The Daily Shomokal: Role of local government representatives cannot be undermined by DrTofail Ahmed, 5 September, 2014
•    Dhaka Tribune: Our Democratic Fallacy by Sarwar Jahan Chowdhury 16 July, 2014
•    Frontier: The Wretched and Frightened in Bangladesh by Sarwar Jahan Chowdhury, 25 June, 2014(UNKNOWN)
•    The Millennium Post of New Delhi: Spectacle of a Cultural Rising by Sarwar Jahan Chowdhury, 25 May, 2014
•    The Daily Sun: Amended act fades the success of anti corruption initiatives by Md. Rafiqul Islam Talukdar, 21  December, 2013
•    The Independent: Searching for a breakthrough in the political stand-off by Md. Rafiqul Islam Talukdar, 15  December, 2013
•    The Daily Independent: Anti-Corruption Drive: A Challenge to Governance Print Edition by Md. Rafiqul Islam Talukdar, 29 November, 2013
•    The KalerKantho: Political Culture and Election Time Government by Md. Rafiqul Islam Talukdar, 28 November, 2013
•    The Daily Star: Violence and order in natural state by M. Shahidul Islam, 2 November, 2013
•    The Daily Star: Funding of political parties by Faiz A. Chowdhury, 13 October, 2013
•    The Daily Star: Political violence: Serious threat to human security by KaziNiaz Ahmed, 25 August 2013 (PDF)
•    The Daily Star: Hartal politics and examination results by DrNiazAsadullah, 07 August, 2013
•    The Statesman: Quota versus merit by M Shahidul Islam, 16 July 2013(PDF)
•    The Daily Star: Quota versus merit by M Shahidul Islam, 15 July 2013, (PDF)
•    The ProthomAlo : City Corporation Election: Ruling party's ill-prepared fight by Sultan Mohammed Zakaria, 12 July 2013(PDF)
•    The Daily Star: III-prepared fight for liberal values by Sultan Mohammed Zakaria, 12 JuLY 2013 (PDF)
•    The Samakal: The Crisis of Democracy and the role of intellectuals by Sultan Mohammed Zakaria, 11 June 2013 (PDF)
•    The New Age: The politics of education statistics by DrNiazAsadullah, 25 May, 2013
•    The Dhaka Tribune: Are we sheep? by Manzoor Hasan, 10 May 2013 (PDF)
•    The Financial Express: Making central bank operationally effective by M Shahidul Islam, 30 April 2013
•    The Daily Star: Demography: The decider? by M Shahidul Islam and Rubayet Hamid, 08 July 2012 (PDF)
•    The Daily Star: Foiled coup attempt: Consolidating democracy is the key by Sultan Mohammed Zakaria, 31 January 2012(PDF)
•    The Daily Star: Gender pattern in voting and political participation by Mariha Khalid and IpshitaBasu, 19 January 2012, (PDF)
•    The Daily Star: Making citizen's charter effective by FarhanaRazzaque, 13 January 2012(PDF)
•    The New Age: Awaiting an agent of change by Sultan Mohammed Zakaria, 8 January 2012(PDF)
•    The Daily Star: What you want, what you get byManzoor Hasan, 6 December  2011(PDF)
•    The Daily Star: Democracy as we see it by Syeda Salina Aziz, 19 November 2011(PDF)
•    The Daily Star: Youth in Bangladesh democracy by KaziHaque, 17 November 2011(PDF)
•    The Prothomalo: BicharBibhag: SamprotikBitarka o UttoronerUpay by Mohammad Sirajul Islam, 6 March 2011(PDF)
•    The Daily Star: Bangladeshi Constitution: A Good Governance Paradigm by Manzoor Hasan, 11 November 2010
•    The Daily Star: Citizen-centric e-government by Farhana Ahmad and Mohammad JahirulQuayum, 09 November 2010(PDF)
•    The Daily Star: For a functioning and an independent Judiciary in Bangladesh by Mohammad Sirajul Islam, 18 September 2010

Working Papers and Background Papers by Researchers and Associates based on research conducted under the Politics, Democracy and Governance cluster(Links to these papers should be available)

1.       Ali, I. S. (2006). Governance and the Media State of Governance Working Paper. Dhaka: Centre for Governance Studies, BRAC University.

2.       Jahan, F. (2006). Public Administration in Bangladesh State of Governance Working Paper. Dhaka: Centre for Governance Studies, BRAC University.

3.       IGS. (2007). Institutions of Accountability: Public Service Commission Institutions of Accountability Series Background Paper. Dhaka: Institute of Governance Studies, BRAC University.

4.       IGS. (2007). Institutions of Accountability: Anti-Corruption Commission Institutions of Accountability Series Background Paper. Dhaka: Institute of Governance Studies, BRAC University.

5.       Haque, S. (2008). ‘Internal reforms, external progress’: A story of Good Governance from the Department of Immigration & Passport. Dhaka: Institute of Governance Studies, BRAC University.

6.       Ahmed, S. (2009). Can the Civil Service Internship Program (CSIP) attract brilliant students to join the Bangladesh Civil Service? (MAGD), Institute of Governance Studies, BRAC University, Dhaka.  

7.       IGS. (2009). Office of the Comptroller and Auditor General (OCAG) Institutions of Accountability Series Background Paper. Dhaka: Institute of Governance Studies, BRAC University.

8.       Razzaque, F. (2012). ‘Citizen’s Charter and Its Effectiveness’: A Case Study of Department of Immigration and Passports of Bangladesh Working Paper Series no-1. Dhaka: Institute of Governance Studies, BRAC University.

9.       Ahmed, N. (2013). Improving Tax Compliance in Bangladesh: A Study of Value-Added Tax (VAT) Working Paper Series no-11. Dhaka: Institute of Governance Studies, BRAC University.

10.    Hussain, A., Rahman, M. M., &Razzaque, F. (2013). Inclusive Governance at the Local Level in Bangladesh: Prospects and Challenges Working Paper Series no-14. Dhaka: Institute of Governance Studies, BRAC University.

11.    Rashid, M. H. O. (2013). Democratic Transition in Bangladesh: Challenges towards Consolidated Democracy Working Paper Series no-7. Dhaka: Institute of Governance Studies, BRAC University.

12.    Rashid, M. H. O. (2013). Institutional Approach to Anti-corruption: An Evaluation of the Anti Corruption Commission in Bangladesh Working Paper Series no-15. Dhaka: Institute of Governance Studies, BRAC University.

13.    Talukdar, M. R. I. (2013). Decentralized Local Governance Policy Framework for Bangladesh Working Paper Series no-13. Dhaka: Institute of Governance Studies, BRAC University.

14.    Thampi, G. (2013). Promoting & Embedding Voice Mechanisms for Accountable Governance: Concepts, Tools and Practices Working Paper Series no-6. Dhaka: Institute of Governance Studies, BRAC University.

15.    Zakaria, S. M. (2013). Democratic Consolidation in Bangladesh: A Reality Check Working Paper Series no-16. Dhaka: Institute of Governance Studies, BRAC University.

16.    Hassan, M.  (2013), Political Settlement Dynamics in a Limited Access Order, ESID Working Paper no 23, University of Manchester, UK;  http://www.effective-states.org/working-paper-23/

17.    Kabeer, N., S. Mahmud and J. Castro 2010. ‘NGOs’ Strategies and the Challenges of Development and Democracy in Bangladesh’. IDS Working Paper 343. 2010.

 

Journal Articles by Researchers and Associates under the Politics, Democracy and Governance cluster(Links to these papers should be available)

1.       Quayum, M. J. (2011). Bringing Change to Government Administration: Insights from the Development Projects of the National Board of Revenue. Journal of Bangladesh Studies, 13 (2).

2.       Islam, M. Z., &Khair, R. (2012). Preparation of E-Government in Bangladesh: An Exploratory Analysis. JU Journal of Information Technology (JIT), 1, 19-26.

3.       Thampi, G. K. (2012). Diagnosing Public Sector Corruption & Implementing Anti Corruption Programs: A Framework for Practitioners PTF Working Paper Series No.3/ 2012: Partnership for Transparency Fund.

4.       Kabeer, N and L. Huq (2010). ‘The Power of Relationships: Love and Solidarity in a Landless Women’s Organization in Rural Bangladesh’ in IDS Bulletin, Vol.41. No.2 Mar 2010.

5.       Kabeer N, Mahmud S and Castro J (2012). ‘NGOs and the Political Empowerment of Poor People in Rural Bangladesh: Cultivating the Habits of Democracy?’ World Development, Vol. 40, No. 10, October 2012, Elsevier.

Policy Papers & Notes, and Research Briefs under the Politics, Democracy and Governance cluster(Links to these papers should be available)

1.       IGS. (2007). The Anti-Corruption Commission: Policy Note Institutions of Accountability. Dhaka: Institute of Governance Studies.

2.       IGS. (2008). The Public Service Commission: Policy Note Institutions of Accountability. Dhaka: Institute of Governance Studies.

3.       IGS. (2008). Bangladesh Election Commission (BEC): Policy Note Institutions of Accountability Series. Dhaka: Institute of Governance Studies.

4.       IGS. (2010). Office of the Comptoller and Auditor General: Policy Note Institutions of Accountability Series. Dhaka: Institute of Governance Studies.

5.       IGS. (2010). THE JUDICIARY: POLICY NOTE Institutions of Accountability Series. Dhaka: Institute of Governance Studies.

6.       IGS. (2012). Improving Transparency in Public Procurement in Bangladesh: Interplay between PPA and RTI Act Public Procurement Policy Note. Dhaka: Institute of Governance Studies.

7.       IGS. (2013). Role of Mass Media in Facilitating Citizen Participation in Bangladesh Public Procurement, February 2013, Dhaka: Institute of Governance Studies Public Procurement Policy Note. Dhaka: Institute of Governance Studies.

8.       IGS. (2013). Issues and Challenges in Public Procurement Bidding: Bangladesh's Experience Public Procurement Policy Note. Dhaka: Institute of Governance Studies.

9.       Islam, M. S. (2013). Quota versus Merit: From Affirmative Action to Meritocracy Policy Brief. Dhaka: Institute of Governance Studies.

10.    IGS. (2013). Increasing Transparency and Accountability in Municipal Public Procurement through Citizen Engagement Public Procurement Policy Note. Dhaka: Institute of Governance Studies.

11.    BDI Research Brief (2009) - “Seeing like a Citizen – Vision of Shorkar” Issue 01, Jan 2009.

12.    BDI Research Brief (2009)- “Seeing like a Citizen – Grassroots Understanding of Citizenship and Rights Issue 02, Oct 2009.

13.    BDI Research Brief (2010)- “Seeing like a Citizen – Voice of the People” Issue 03, April 2010.

14.    BDI Research Brief (2011)- “Mobilizing at the Grassroots” Issue 04, April 2011.

Book Chapters

Kabeer, N and Mahmud, S. (2010). ‘Microfinance and Social Mobilization: Alternative Pathways to Grassroots Democracy?’ in Coelho and von Lieres (eds.) Mobilizing for Democracy, Zed Books, London, UK; NY, USA. 2010.

 

Mahmud S. (2010). ‘Why do garment workers in Bangladesh fail to mobilize?’ in Thompson and Tapscott (eds) Citizenship and Social Movements, Zed Books, UK; NY, USA. 2010.

Huq, L. and S. Mahmud. (2013). “Mediation at the Grassroots: NGO Strategies in Claiming Rights in Bangladesh” forthcoming book chapter in Citizenship as Mediation: The Role of Intermediaries in Relations between States and Poor & Marginalised Groups in the Global South, Palgrave Publishers (forthcoming).

Kabeer N, Mahmud S and Castro J (2012). ‘NGOs and the Political Empowerment of Poor People in Rural Bangladesh: Cultivating the Habits of Democracy?’ World Development, Vol. 40, No. 10, October 2012, Elsevier.

Magazine and Newspaper Articles written under the Politics, Democracy and Governance cluster(Links to these articles should be available. Ideally the title should be the link, e.g. for the first citing the link should be over “Parliament and judiciary: Striking a balance”. For PDF versions, the link should be on “PDF” as it was earlier in the IGS website)

·          The Daily Star: Parliament and judiciary: Striking a balance by Sadiat Mannan, 20 October, 2014

·          The Daily Star: Local Government: Way Forward by  DrTofail Ahmed, 21 September, 2014

·          The Daily Star: Local Government: Corruption-Criminalization nexus by DrTofail Ahmed, Lead Researcher, 21 September, 2014

·          The Daily Shomokal: Role of local government representatives cannot be undermined by DrTofail Ahmed, 5 September, 2014

·          Dhaka Tribune: Our Democratic Fallacy by Sarwar Jahan Chowdhury 16 July, 2014

·          Frontier: The Wretched and Frightened in Bangladesh by Sarwar Jahan Chowdhury, 25 June, 2014(UNKNOWN)

·          The Millennium Post of New Delhi: Spectacle of a Cultural Rising by Sarwar Jahan Chowdhury, 25 May, 2014

·          The Daily Sun: Amended act fades the success of anti corruption initiatives by Md. Rafiqul Islam Talukdar, 21  December, 2013

·          The Independent: Searching for a breakthrough in the political stand-off by Md. Rafiqul Islam Talukdar, 15  December, 2013

·          The Daily Independent: Anti-Corruption Drive: A Challenge to Governance Print Edition by Md. Rafiqul Islam Talukdar, 29 November, 2013

·          The KalerKantho: Political Culture and Election Time Government by Md. Rafiqul Islam Talukdar, 28 November, 2013

·          The Daily Star: Violence and order in natural state by M. Shahidul Islam, 2 November, 2013

·          The Daily Star: Funding of political parties by Faiz A. Chowdhury, 13 October, 2013

·          The Daily Star: Political violence: Serious threat to human security by KaziNiaz Ahmed, 25 August 2013 (PDF)

·          The Daily Star: Hartal politics and examination results by DrNiazAsadullah, 07 August, 2013

·          The Statesman: Quota versus merit by M Shahidul Islam, 16 July 2013(PDF)

·          The Daily Star: Quota versus merit by M Shahidul Islam, 15 July 2013, (PDF)

·          The ProthomAlo : City Corporation Election: Ruling party's ill-prepared fight by Sultan Mohammed Zakaria, 12 July 2013(PDF)

·          The Daily Star: III-prepared fight for liberal values by Sultan Mohammed Zakaria, 12 JuLY 2013 (PDF)

·          The Samakal: The Crisis of Democracy and the role of intellectuals by Sultan Mohammed Zakaria, 11 June 2013 (PDF)

·          The New Age: The politics of education statistics by DrNiazAsadullah, 25 May, 2013

·          The Dhaka Tribune: Are we sheep? by Manzoor Hasan, 10 May 2013 (PDF)

·          The Financial Express: Making central bank operationally effective by M Shahidul Islam, 30 April 2013

·          The Daily Star: Demography: The decider? by M Shahidul Islam and Rubayet Hamid, 08 July 2012 (PDF)

·          The Daily Star: Foiled coup attempt: Consolidating democracy is the key by Sultan Mohammed Zakaria, 31 January 2012(PDF)

·          The Daily Star: Gender pattern in voting and political participation by Mariha Khalid and IpshitaBasu, 19 January 2012, (PDF)

·          The Daily Star: Making citizen's charter effective by FarhanaRazzaque, 13 January 2012(PDF)

·          The New Age: Awaiting an agent of change by Sultan Mohammed Zakaria, 8 January 2012(PDF)

·          The Daily Star: What you want, what you get byManzoor Hasan, 6 December  2011(PDF)

·          The Daily Star: Democracy as we see it by Syeda Salina Aziz, 19 November 2011(PDF)

·          The Daily Star: Youth in Bangladesh democracy by KaziHaque, 17 November 2011(PDF)

·          The Prothomalo: BicharBibhag: SamprotikBitarka o UttoronerUpay by Mohammad Sirajul Islam, 6 March 2011(PDF)

·          The Daily Star: Bangladeshi Constitution: A Good Governance Paradigm by Manzoor Hasan, 11 November 2010

·          The Daily Star: Citizen-centric e-government by Farhana Ahmad and Mohammad JahirulQuayum, 09 November 2010(PDF)

·          The Daily Star: For a functioning and an independent Judiciary in Bangladesh by Mohammad Sirajul Islam, 18 September 2010

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