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Syeda Salina Aziz

Syeda Salina Aziz

Fellow of Practice

salina@bracu.ac.bd

Syeda Salina Aziz is a researcher at the Politics and Governance Cluster at BRAC Institute of Governance and Development (BIGD), BRAC University. She is trained in economics and works broadly in the field of politics and governance. Her research interests include citizenship, political participation, and social accountability. She has published in international journals including Development in Practice, Mitigation and Adaptation Strategies for Global Change, Journal of Disaster Studies, Policy and Management, and South Asian Studies.

Working Paper

Being New Poor in Bangladesh: Coping Strategies, Constraints, and Trajectories

Date: 2024

Author(s): Nazneen, Sohela; Ahamed, Raihan; Aziz, Syeda Salina; Joshi, Anuradha; Loureiro, Miguel; Nampoothiri, Niranjan J.; Nur, Jahid; Sharmila, Nowshin; Ananna, Rabeena; Zaman, Shahaduz

Publisher: Institute of Development Studies

Report

Citizen Engagement in Monitoring Public Procurement – Findings From an Impact Assessment Study

Date: 2023

Author(s): Sulaiman, Munshi; Aziz, Syeda Salina; Mozumder, Tanvir Ahmed

Report

The Feedback State: Listening and Responding to Bangladesh’s Citizens During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Date: 2023

Author(s): Ahmed, Zahir; Aziz, Syeda Salina; Chowdhury, Shuvra; Hassan, Mirza; Hoque, Rafsanul; Hossain, Naomi; Panday, Pranab Kumar; Ul-Mutahara, Marium

Publisher: BIGD

Policy Brief

Delegating Authority in Bangladesh to Manage the Covid-19 Pandemic

Date: 2023

Author(s): Shahan, Asif; Rahemin, Raeesa; Aziz, Syeda Salina; Hassan, Mirza Masood

Publisher: Chronic Poverty Advisory Network

Report

The State of Bangladesh’s Political Governance, Development and Society: According to Its Citizens

Date: 2023

Author(s): Hassan, Mirza M.; Aziz, Syeda Salina; Mozumder, Tanvir Ahmed; Hoque, Rafsanul; Tasnim, Sumaiya; Rahemin, Raeesa; Husain, Izlal Moin; Islam, Ainee

Publisher: BIGD,The Asia Foundation

Journal Article

Achieving Gender Equality Through Challenging Social Norms: BRAC’s Polli Shomaj Program

Date: 2023

Author(s): Qayum, Nayma; Hassan; Mirza; Aziz, Syeda Salina

Publisher: Development in Practice

Working Paper

The Political Economy of the Landscape of Trade Unions in Bangladesh: The Case of the RMG Sector

Date: 2022

Author(s): Hassan, Mirza M.; Aziz, Syeda Salina; Rahemin, Raeesa; Khan, Insiya; Hoque, Rafsanul

Topic(s): Governance and Politics

Publisher: BIGD

Report

COVID-19 Learning, Evidence and Research (CLEAR) for Bangladesh: Impact of COVID-19 on Labour Rights and Working Conditions in Four Selected Sectors

Date: 2022

Author(s): Hassan, Mirza M.; Aziz, Syeda Salina; Rahemin, Raeesa; Khan, Insiya; Hoque, Rafsanul 

Topic(s): COVID-19, Governance and Politics

Publisher: BIGD,Institute of Development Studies

Policy Brief

Employment, Workplace, Health & Vaccination Conditions of RMG Workers: Findings From a Rapid Survey

Date: 2021

Author(s): Aziz, Syeda Salina; Mahpara, Pragyna; Labib, Mahid

Publisher: BIGD

Policy Brief

Governing COVID-19 in Bangladesh – Realities and Reflections to Build Forward Better

Date: 2021

Author(s): Hassan, Mirza; Hossain, Naomi; Islam, Sirajul; Hoque, Rafsanul; Khan, Insiya; Aziz, Syeda Salina; Nahreen, Avia; Hoque, Md. Mahan Ul; Osmani, S. R.; Siddiquee, M. S. H.; Sultan, Maheen; Antara, Iffat Jahan; Zaman, Shahaduz; Hossain, Faruq; Matin, Imran

Topic(s): Governance and Politics, COVID-19

Publisher: Accountability Research Center,BIGD

Report

State of Governance in Bangladesh 2020–2021: Governing COVID-19 in Bangladesh – Realities and Reflections to Build Forward Better

Date: 2021

Author(s): Hassan, Mirza; Hossain, Naomi; Islam, Sirajul; Hoque, Rafsanul; Khan, Insiya; Aziz, Syeda Salina; Nahreen, Avia; Hoque, Md. Mahan Ul ; Osmani, S. R.; Siddiquee, M. S. H.; Sultan, Maheen; Antara, Iffat Jahan; Zaman, Shahaduz; Hossain, Faruq; Matin, Imran

Topic(s): Governance and Politics, COVID-19

Publisher: Accountability Research Center,BIGD

Report

The State of Bangladesh’s Political Governance, Development, and Society: According to Its Citizens

Date: 2020

Author(s): Hassan, Mirza M.; Aziz, Syeda Salina; Mozumder, Tanvir Ahmed; Mahmud, Erina; Khan, Insiya; Razzaque, Farhana

Topic(s): Governance and Politics

Publisher: The Asia Foundation

Report

The State of Cities 2017—Housing in Dhaka

Date: 2018

Author(s): Markony, Gazi Arafat Uz Zaman; Zahan, Iffat; Zillur, Kaneta; Hoque, Md. Mahan Ul; Hasan, Md. Mahbub; Hossain, Md. Shanawez; Islam, Mohammad Sirajul; Ahamed, Raihan; Talukder, Sumaiya Kabir; Aziz, Syeda Salina; Ahmed, Nazneen 

Topic(s): Governance, Cities

Publisher: BIGD

Policy Brief

Rethinking Citizen Engagement in Public Procurement: Towards a Sustainable Community Centered Strategy

Date: 2017

Author(s): Hassan, Mirza M.; Aziz, Syeda Salina; Zillur, Kaneta

Topic(s): Governance and Politics

Publisher: BIGD

Report

Institutional Enabling Environment Report—Narayanganj, Bangladesh

Date: 2017

Author(s): Rahman, Sultan Hafeez; Hossain, Shanawez; Islam, Mohammad Sirajul; Aziz, Syeda Salina; Hoque, Md. Mahan Ul; Ahamed, Raihan; Zaman, Nabila; Nadim, Nadir Shah; Ahmed, Nazneen 

Topic(s): Cities, Governance and Politics

Publisher: BIGD

Report

Institutional Enabling Environment Report—Sylhet, Bangladesh

Date: 2017

Author(s): Rahman, Sultan Hafeez; Hossain, Shanawez; Islam, Mohammad Sirajul; Aziz, Syeda Salina; Hoque, Md. Mahan Ul; Ahamed, Raihan; Zaman, Nabila; Nadim, Nadir Shah; Ahmed, Nazneen

Topic(s): Cities, Governance and Politics

Publisher: BIGD

Report

The State of Governance Bangladesh 2016: Regulation, Process, Performance

Date: 2016

Author(s): Rahman, Sultan Hafeez; Abdallah, Wahid; Aziz, Syeda Salina; Enam, Ahmed Asif; Ferdous, Nahid; Rahman, Muhammad Ashikur; Rashid, Md. Harun-Or; Razzaque, Farhana; Uddin, Mohammed Misbah; Zahan, Iffat; Zaman, Nabila; Zillur, Kaneta

Topic(s): Governance and Politics

Publisher: BIGD

Policy Brief

Social Accountability in Public Procurement: How Citizen Engagement Can Make a Difference

Date: 2016

Author(s): Hassan, Mirza M.; Aziz, Syeda Salina; Shah, Nadir 

Topic(s): Governance and Politics

Publisher: BIGD

Case Study

Textbook Quality and Distribution in Bangladesh

Date: 2016

Author(s): Aziz, Syeda Salina; Zillur, Kaneta

Topic(s): Governance and Politics

Publisher: BIGD

Report

The State of Governance Bangladesh 2014-2015: Institutions, Outcomes, Accountability

Date: 2015

Author(s): Rahman, Ashikur; Razzaque, Farhana; Ahmed, Kazi Niaz; Rashid, Md Harun-Or; Mannan, Sadiat; Aziz, Syeda Salina; Uddin, Mohammed Misbah; Zillur, Kaneta

Topic(s): Governance and Politics

Publisher: BIGD

Report

The State of Governance Bangladesh 2013: Democracy, Party, Politics

Date: 2014

Author(s): Rahman, Ashikur; Chowdhury, Faiz Ahmed; Razzaque, Farhana; Stanislawski, Jens; Islam, M Shahidul; Rashid, Md Harun-Or; Hamid, Rubayet; Mannan, Sadiat; Zakaria, Sultan Mohammed; Aziz, Syeda Salina; Rahman, Sultan Hafeez; Mahmud, Minhaj; Hassan, Mirza; Khan, Niaz Ahmed; Akter, Marufa; Nazneen, Sohela; Ahmed, Kazi Niaz

Topic(s): Governance and Politics

Publisher: BIGD

Report

The State of Governance in Bangladesh 2012: Regions, Representation, Disparity

Date: 2013

Author(s): Rahman, Ashikur; Chowdhury, Faiz Ahmed; Razzaque, Farhana; Fardosh, Jannatul; Rashid, Md Harun-Or; Zakaria, Sultan Mohammed; Aziz, Syeda Salina; Stanislawski, Jens; Mannan, Sadiat; Islam, Afrina; Asadullah, Niaz; Ahmed, Nasiruddin; Chowdhury, Saika Nudrat; Zaman, Nabila

Topic(s): Governance and Politics

Publisher: Institute of Governance Studies

Report

State of Cities 2013: Re-thinking Urban Governance in Narayanganj

Date: 2013

Author(s): Shahan, Asif; Jahan, Ferdous; Ahmed, Kazi Niaz; Islam, Mohammad Sirajul; Aziz, Syeda Salina; Rahim, Md Abdur; Chowdhury, Fahim Subhan; Mitra, Manash; Rahman, Ferdous; Rashid, Md Mamun-Ur; Islam, Md Saiful; Hussain, Muhammad Hedayet; Rofiquzzaman, S M; Hoque, Md Mahan Ul; Hossain, Md Khobair; Khan, Shameem Reza; Akteruzzaman, Md; Das, Tapos Kumar; Moniruzaman, Md; Ahammed, Raju

Topic(s): Cities, Governance and Politics

Publisher: Institute of Governance Studies

Working Paper

Satisfaction Level of Utility Services in Dhaka City: Water, Sanitation, Electricity and Waste Management

Date: 2012

Author(s): Islam, M. Shahidul; Khan, Mohammad Nasir Uddin; Aziz, Syeda Salina

Topic(s): BRAC Programs

Publisher: Institute of Governance Studies

Report

The State of Governance in Bangladesh 2010-11: Policy, Influence, Ownership

Date: 2012

Author(s): Rahman, Ashikur; Rashid, Md Harun-Or; Islam, Mohammad Sirajul; Hasan, Munyema; Shams, Nermeen; Aziz, Syeda Salina; Hasan, Manzoor; Islam, M Shahidul; Fardosh, Jannatul; Razzaque, Farhana; Arifeen, Nazmul; Chakma, Rigan; Haque, Kazi Nurmohammed Hossainul; Hamid, Rubayet; Chowdhury, Faiz Ahmed; Khalid, Mariha; Zakaria, Sultan Mohammed

Topic(s): Governance and Politics

Publisher: Institute of Governance Studies

Report

State of Cities 2012: Urban Governance in Dhaka

Date: 2012

Author(s): Graner, Elvira; Fardosh, Jannatul; Haque, Kazi Nurmohammed Hossainul; Khalid, Mariha; Rashid, Md Harun-Or; Islam, Mohammad Sirajul; Chakma, Rigan; Hamid, Rubayet; Aziz, Syeda Salina; Basu, Ipshita; Oldham, Thomas; Akhter, Mahboob Elahi

Topic(s): Cities, Governance and Politics

Publisher: Institute of Governance Studies

Report

Perceptions on Government Feedback Mechanisms During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Household Survey Findings

Date: 2003

Author(s): Ahmed, Zahir; Aziz, Syeda Salina; Chowdhury, Shuvra; Hassan, Mirza; Hoque, Rafsanul; Hossain, Naomi; Panday, Pranab Kumar; Ul-Mutahara, Marium

Publisher: BIGD

Journal Article

Role of Electoral Competition in Explaining Political Violence in Bangladesh – A District-Level Analysis

Date:

Author(s): Aziz, Syeda Salina; Razzaque, Farhana

Publisher: South Asian Survey

Citizens and Their Representatives—Widening Gap?

Citizens and Their Representatives—Widening Gap?

With an election around the corner, the increasing gap between the public and their representatives adds another layer of complexity to the broader context of declining trust among the citizen of the country.

Chronicles of Hard Times: ‘Durdin-er Diaries’ in Bangladesh

Chronicles of Hard Times: ‘Durdin-er Diaries’ in Bangladesh

During the pandemic, wider informal social networks and government resources were inadequate. The blog discusses which governance channels people whose livelihoods and incomes were severely affected by the Covid-19 pandemic navigate while attempting to bounce back.

Bricks to Blocks: An Exploratory Study of Policy and Practices in the Construction Sector of Bangladesh

Status: Completed

Researcher(s): Syeda Salina Aziz, Rohini Kamal, PhD, Munshi Sulaiman, PhD

Topic(s): Climate Change, COVID-19

Baseline Study and Action Plan for piloting SDGs localization in Bangladesh

Status: Ongoing

Researcher(s): Mirza M. Hassan, PhD, Syeda Salina Aziz, Tanvir Ahmed Mozumder, Raihan Ahamed, Rafsanul Hoque

Topic(s): Governance and Politics

A Contextual Analysis of the Governance and Political Economy of Labour Organizations in the RMG Sector of Bangladesh

Status: Ongoing

Researcher(s): Mirza M. Hassan, PhD, Syeda Salina Aziz, Rafsanul Hoque

Topic(s): COVID-19, Governance and Politics

Political Economy of COVID-19 Governance in Bangladesh

Status: Completed

Researcher(s): Mirza M. Hassan, PhD, Mohammad Sirajul Islam, Rafsanul Hoque, Syeda Salina Aziz, Siddiqur Rahman Osmani, PhD, Maheen Sultan, Iffat Jahan Antara, Shahaduz Zaman, PhD, Faruq Hossain, Imran Matin, PhD

Topic(s): Governance and Politics, COVID-19

Digitizing Implementation Monitoring and Public Procurement Project (DIMAPPP): Sub-component 3: Professionalization Procurement and Citizen Engagement

Status: Completed

Researcher(s): Munshi Sulaiman, PhD, Mirza M. Hassan, PhD, Syeda Salina Aziz

Topic(s): BRAC Programs, Governance and Politics

Citizen Engagement in Public Procurement: A Qualitative Assessment

Status: Completed

Researcher(s): Mirza M. Hassan, PhD, Syeda Salina Aziz

Topic(s): Governance and Politics

State of Cities 2017: Housing in Dhaka

Status: Completed

Researcher(s): Syeda Salina Aziz, Mohammad Sirajul Islam, Raihan Ahamed

Topic(s): Cities

Textbook Quality and Distribution in Bangladesh

Status: Completed

Researcher(s): Syeda Salina Aziz

Topic(s): Governance and Politics

Social Accountability in Public Procurement: How Citizen Engagement Can Make a Difference

Status: Completed

Researcher(s): Mirza M. Hassan, PhD, Syeda Salina Aziz

Topic(s): Governance and Politics

State of Governance Bangladesh 2014–2015: Institutions, Outcomes, and Accountability

Researcher(s): Syeda Salina Aziz, Sultan Hafeez Rahman, PhD

Topic(s): Governance and Politics

State of Governance Bangladesh 2013: Democracy, Party, and Politics

Status: Completed

Researcher(s): Syeda Salina Aziz, Mirza M. Hassan, PhD, Professor Niaz Ahmed Khan, PhD, Sultan Hafeez Rahman, PhD

Topic(s): Governance and Politics

State of Cities 2013: Re-thinking Urban Governance in Narayanganj

Status: Completed

Researcher(s): Syeda Salina Aziz, Mohammad Sirajul Islam, Mohammad Saiful Islam, Abdur Rahim, Asif Shahan, PhD

Topic(s): Cities, Governance and Politics

State of Cities 2012: Urban Governance in Dhaka

Status: Completed

Researcher(s): Mohammad Sirajul Islam, Syeda Salina Aziz

Topic(s): Cities, Governance and Politics

Digitizing Implementation Monitoring and Public Procurement Project (DIMAPPP)

DIMAPPP is a government project, which aims to improve public procurement performance and enhance capacity for implementation and monitoring of public work projects. In DIMAPPP, BIGD is implementing and evaluating the impact of a sustainable, low-cost, and politically-feasible model of citizen engagement in public procurement at the local level.

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