Institutional ineffectiveness is a threat to democracy



Executive director of the anti-graft watchdog Transparency International Bangladesh (TIB), Iftekharuzzaman, talks to Prothom Alo in an exclusive interview on various issues including corruption and the country’s prevailing political situation.

Full text of the interview:

Prothom Alo: You have done a lot to ensure transparency, but some simply turn away from this.

Iftekharuzzaman: Of the two decades that we have been working for so far, we have worked most actively in the last one decade. There has been some negative reaction. The organisations on which reports were done, were unwilling to talk. However, they have changed their mindset. We have a schedule to talk to the local government minister. People follow the recommendations too. After the formation of the new cabinet, our recommendations were sent to several ministries. We expect positive response from all of them.
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