Iftekharuzzaman

The writer is Executive Director, Transparency International Bangladesh.

Corruption control: Can the righteous and benevolent exercise of monopolized power help?

Corruption is a global menace that no country has succeeded in bringing down to zero level. 

3m ago

CPI 2023: With the lowest score in 12 years, what’s next for Bangladesh?

If Bangladesh is to succeed in corruption control, impunity must be challenged, and the powerful in particular must be brought to justice.

4m ago

Corruption, zero-sum politics and democratic decline

Governments that score low in corruption indexes are more prone to use force and violence to control and suppress dissensions and protests.

6m ago

Election Commission's burden of a looming non-inclusive election

Has the EC played its due role? Or have its actions—or rather inactions—contributed to the current political crisis?

7m ago

Can a defaulter prevail over the government?

Why has no investigation taken place to explore on which grounds and for whose benefit the lion’s share of the climate fund was deposited in the Farmers Bank?

8m ago

Income Tax Act 2023: Yet another mortal blow to ACC

This is not the first time that the ACC’s authority in the key areas of its mandate have been tactfully curtailed.

12m ago

Our anti-corruption capacity is hostage to power

Positions of power acquired through various means have long been allowed to be treated as a licence for self-enrichment through various illicit means.

1y ago

IMF’s conditions on governance and corruption - rhetoric or reality?

The key to the ACC’s effectiveness in delivering its mandate is independence, especially when setting the example that, in handling allegations of corruption, it is guided by equality before law, and not by the status or identity of the individual depending on their political, governmental, or other connections.

1y ago
February 28, 2024
February 28, 2024

Corruption control: Can the righteous and benevolent exercise of monopolized power help?

Corruption is a global menace that no country has succeeded in bringing down to zero level. 

January 31, 2024
January 31, 2024

CPI 2023: With the lowest score in 12 years, what’s next for Bangladesh?

If Bangladesh is to succeed in corruption control, impunity must be challenged, and the powerful in particular must be brought to justice.

December 9, 2023
December 9, 2023

Corruption, zero-sum politics and democratic decline

Governments that score low in corruption indexes are more prone to use force and violence to control and suppress dissensions and protests.

November 12, 2023
November 12, 2023

Election Commission's burden of a looming non-inclusive election

Has the EC played its due role? Or have its actions—or rather inactions—contributed to the current political crisis?

October 8, 2023
October 8, 2023

Can a defaulter prevail over the government?

Why has no investigation taken place to explore on which grounds and for whose benefit the lion’s share of the climate fund was deposited in the Farmers Bank?

June 27, 2023
June 27, 2023

Income Tax Act 2023: Yet another mortal blow to ACC

This is not the first time that the ACC’s authority in the key areas of its mandate have been tactfully curtailed.

March 5, 2023
March 5, 2023

Our anti-corruption capacity is hostage to power

Positions of power acquired through various means have long been allowed to be treated as a licence for self-enrichment through various illicit means.

February 18, 2023
February 18, 2023

IMF’s conditions on governance and corruption - rhetoric or reality?

The key to the ACC’s effectiveness in delivering its mandate is independence, especially when setting the example that, in handling allegations of corruption, it is guided by equality before law, and not by the status or identity of the individual depending on their political, governmental, or other connections.

February 1, 2023
February 1, 2023

CPI 2022: Disappointing global and Bangladesh performances

CPI 2022 shows how corruption, conflict and insecurity are interrelated and feed each other.

January 23, 2023
January 23, 2023

Can a bureaucrat-reliant ACC really be independent?

The recent decision to empower the secretary does not bode well for the Anti-Corruption Commission

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