Mohammad Tarikul Islam

Dr Mohammad Tarikul Islam is professor at the Department of Government and Politics in Jahangirnagar University. He has been a visiting scholar at Harvard University, the University of Oxford, the University of Cambridge, and SOAS (University of London).

Strong local government for developing democracy

A stable union parishad is crucial for the long-term development of rural communities and the strengthening of democracy.

6m ago

How standing committees can keep upazila parishads responsible

Utilising standing committees to their fullest potential is a crucial step towards enhancing democratic institutions.

8m ago

Local government for effective disaster management

To decrease the impact of catastrophes, integration among local and national bodies is necessary.

9m ago

Time to include people with disabilities in local government

People with disabilities are now, for the first time in the country, covered by health insurance, allowing them to receive low-cost medical care.

1y ago

Community participation in disaster management

Bangladesh is undeniably the world’s most disaster-prone country. Recurring disasters demolish the economic resource base of the poor people and drain out the economic potential.

2y ago

Strengthening zila parishads can accelerate rural prosperity

Zila parishad or district council, the highest tier in rural local government, is the oldest local government agency in Bangladesh.

2y ago

Citizen participation in sustainable rural development

Meaningful citizen participation is imperative for equitable development. Since rural development is a people-oriented programme, it is essential that people should take an active part in the rural development process.

3y ago

Towards the localisation of the SDGs

Sustainable development can be viewed as an integrated agenda and fundamental principle that endeavours to provide solutions to economic, social and environmental challenges.

4y ago
December 29, 2023
December 29, 2023

Strong local government for developing democracy

A stable union parishad is crucial for the long-term development of rural communities and the strengthening of democracy.

October 23, 2023
October 23, 2023

How standing committees can keep upazila parishads responsible

Utilising standing committees to their fullest potential is a crucial step towards enhancing democratic institutions.

October 14, 2023
October 14, 2023

Local government for effective disaster management

To decrease the impact of catastrophes, integration among local and national bodies is necessary.

October 25, 2022
October 25, 2022

Time to include people with disabilities in local government

People with disabilities are now, for the first time in the country, covered by health insurance, allowing them to receive low-cost medical care.

February 19, 2022
February 19, 2022

Community participation in disaster management

Bangladesh is undeniably the world’s most disaster-prone country. Recurring disasters demolish the economic resource base of the poor people and drain out the economic potential.

November 14, 2021
November 14, 2021

Strengthening zila parishads can accelerate rural prosperity

Zila parishad or district council, the highest tier in rural local government, is the oldest local government agency in Bangladesh.

February 19, 2021
February 19, 2021

Citizen participation in sustainable rural development

Meaningful citizen participation is imperative for equitable development. Since rural development is a people-oriented programme, it is essential that people should take an active part in the rural development process.

February 12, 2020
February 12, 2020

Towards the localisation of the SDGs

Sustainable development can be viewed as an integrated agenda and fundamental principle that endeavours to provide solutions to economic, social and environmental challenges.

February 15, 2019
February 15, 2019

Without decentralisation we cannot have effective local government

Decentralisation is often linked to the concept of active participation in decision-making processes augmenting the democratic values.

January 8, 2019
January 8, 2019

How we can strengthen local governance

As an essential pillar of a democratic and public service transformation, local government is where solving the problems of democratic development has to start. One important way of strengthening democratic institutions without weakening the executive is to make maximum use of standing committees.

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