Shafiqul Elahi

Shafiqul Elahi is a retired government official of Bangladesh. He is pursuing his career in academia after his retirement. He is also currently writing his first book on Institutional Development and Bangladesh.

IMF Loans and the Post-Truth Politics in Bangladesh

Finally, on Jan 30, 2023, Bangladesh successfully secured loans from the International Monetary Fund (IMF). For the last seven months since July 2022, intense...

Donald Lu’s Bangladesh Visit: Opportunity to Strengthen Ties and Lu’s Image?

Bangladesh and the United States share a history of long-standing bilateral relations. Since the US recognition of Bangladesh's independence in 1972, the bilateral tie...

Politics of the US Funding and Situation in Bangladesh

Almost all developed countries have their own schemes worldwide to share their economic might with the developing and least developed countries. Such schemes are...

UN Working Group on Disappearance Should Rethink Data Collection Method to Avoid Unwanted Mistakes

On Sept. 21, the United Nations Working Group on Enforced and Involuntary Disappearance (WGEID) published its annual report. It was the 128th session of...

Bangladesh’s Journey Towards Ensuring Labor Rights

Labor force plays a crucial role in Bangladesh’s development as the economy is labor intensive and still bottom-heavy. Workers are considered the human resources...

Boosting Connectivity Cooperation Between Bangladesh and India

As a neighboring state and liberation wartime ally, Bangladesh considers its relationship with India to be inscribed in blood and difficult to break. To...

5 Years of the Rohingya Influx: The ‘Call of Duty’ for the International Community

Aug. 25 marks the 5 years of the Rohingya crisis. On 25th August 2017, Myanmar Military launched its inhumane 'Clearance Operation' against the Rohingya...

Why Michelle Bachelet’s Visit Is Significant to Bangladesh?

The U.N. high commissioner for human rights concluded her 4-day visit to Bangladesh on Aug. 17 afternoon with a press conference. Michelle Bachelet is...

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