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ISBN: 978 984 20 0336-3
Type: Hard
Page: 432
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Good Governance and e-Governance Combat Corruption in Bangladesh

Governance is an exercise of economic, political and administrative authority for managing a nation’s affairs at both micro and macro levels. Good governance is equivalent to purposive and development-oriented administration which is committed to improving the quality of the life of the people, without being necessarily democratic in nature. Good governance assures that corruption is minimized, the views of minorities are taken into account and the voices of the most vulnerable in the society are heard in decision making. It is also responsive to the present and future needs of the society. Among the public policy innovations around the globe, e-governance is the latest addition to the services of the people with better efficiency. The new mode of governance in using the modern Information Communication Technology (ICT) is designed to ensure citizens’ quicker and hassle-free access to the service delivery and establish better efficiency, transparency, accountability and participation in the governance process. Although e-governance sounds like a buzzword connoting a reform developed overnight, it entails a long and an evolutionary process to transform the government into an e-government. The problem of corruption in the government and public life has been universally recognized as a major concern in the public management. Forms of corruption also include nepotism, common theft, overpricing, establishing non-existing projects, payroll padding, tax collection and tax assessment frauds. The incidence of corruption varies enormously among different societies, ranging from rare to widespread to systemic. Good governance, e-governance and corruption are very relevant and contemporary topics nowadays. These three valuable topics has been accurately and diligently focused in Anu Mahmud’s book.

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Anu Mahmud / আনু মাহমুদ

Anu Mahmud is the pen name of Dr. M. Mahmudur Rahman who is a member of Bangladesh Civil Service Administration. He is a Joint Secretary of the Government and he is now the Director General in the Prime Minister?s Office of the People?s Republic of Bangladesh. He received his BA (Hons.) and MA degrees in Economics from the University of Dhaka and acquired his Ph.D on ?Good Governance and e-Governance : Combat Corruption in Bangladesh? under the Department of Politics and Government of Jahangirnagar University, Dhaka. He is an economist and has many books to his credit on Socio-Economic related research and other different issues on literature and culture. He is an economic analyst and writes extensively on socio-economic issues in English and Bengali dailies. He has visited countries like India, Pakistan, Japan, Singapore, Iran, Qatar, Switzerland, France, Vietnam, Malaysia, New Zealand, Australia, Philippine, Saudi Arabia, USA, Italy and Mizoram (India) to attend seminars and on study tours. He has also lead the Bangladesh delegation to the International Book Fair, Kolkata (India) in 2008 & 2009 and presented the keynote paper at the seminar on ?Bangladesh Day? arranged by the Bangladesh Deputy High Commission, Kolkata on the following issues : 1. Books for peace in SAARC Region in 2008. 2. Flow of Modern Bengali Literature : context to Bangladesh in 2009.He is the second son of Majibar Rahman Talukder, a prominent politician of South Bengal and a former Member of Parliament (MP) and the Chairman of the Parliamentary Standing Committee of the Ministry of Land.