Iftekharuzzaman | The Daily Star
  • Iftekharuzzaman

    The writer is Executive Director, Transparency International Bangladesh.

  • It could have been better

    Bangladesh has scored 28 on a scale of 0-100 according to the Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) 2017 released by Transparency International (TI) on February 22, 2018. The score is two points higher than that of 2016, which ranked Bangladesh 17th from below, two steps better than the previous year's position of 15th. Counting from the top we are at 143, which is also an improvement of two steps from 2016.
  • Promoting transparency

    The government of Bangladesh recognises combating corruption as critical to progress towards realising the Perspective Plan - Vision 2021, the 7th Five Year Plan (7FYP) and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
  • We deserve better

    Bangladesh has scored 26 on a scale of 0-100 according to the Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) 2016 released by Transparency International (TI) on January 25, 2017.
  • Corruption control–is it feasible or a fantasy?

    Under SDG target 16.5, Bangladesh is under obligation to “substantially reduce corruption and bribery in all their forms”
  • We can do better

    According to the Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) 2015 released by Transparency International (TI) on January 27, 2016, Bangladesh has scored 25 in a scale of 100, same as last year and two points less than 2013.
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