The School of Business and Economics (SBE), and the Public Policy and Governance (PPG) Program at North South University jointlyorganized a policy dialogue consisting of a discussion panel of distinguished government policy makers, industrial leaders, and academicians on the topic ‘Promoting Growth: Challenges and Opportunities for Investment Promotion in light of the Industrial Policy of Bangladesh.’ The dialogue took place on February 27, 2016 at the Syndicate Hall of NSU.
The discussion panel included Mr. Md. Mosharraf HossainBhuiyan, Secretary to the Ministry of Industries of Bangladesh; Mr. Md. Nojibur Rahman, Chairman, National Board of Revenue (NBR); Mr. Supun Weerasinghe, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Robi Axiata Ltd.; Mr. Abrar A. Anwar, Chief Executive Officer, Standard Chartered Bangladesh; Ms. Ferdaus Ara Begum, Chief Executive Officer, Business Initiative Leading Development (BUILD); and Prof. M. Mahboob Rahman, Dean of the School of Business and Economics at North South University.
PPG Program has published two data books based on the two nation-wide survey. The first data book is on "Governance and Citizens' Charter Survey 2011" and the second one is on "Governance and Citizens' Trust Survey". Any researcher can use these data with recognition of the PPG Program through proper citation.
Special Issue of PoR Journal
Some selected articles those were presented in the MPPG International Conference held on July 13-14, 2012 at Dhaka, Bangladesh, have been recently published as a special issue of Public Organization Review (POR), Volume 13, Issue 4, December 2013, Published by Springer, USA. The issue has been edited by Ishtiaq Jamil, Salahuddin M. Aminuzzaman, Sk. Tawfique M. Haque. In this special issue, 9 articles have been published.
Publication of Seminar Proceedings on Gender
PPG Program, in collaboration with Ministry of Women and Children Affairs Bangladesh, organized a day-long national seminar on Gender Policy in Bangladesh: Strategies, Constraints and Challenges on 05 October, 2013. This seminar aimed to raise questions and issues on gender awareness, review the existing gender policies and sensitize the participants with the current policies and programs of the Government of Bangladesh. The PPG Program has published a proceedings on the seminar held on 2013.
Publication of Proceeding of Policy Colloquium
PPG Program organized a Policy Colloquium on ‘Gender and Development’ on Saturday, 29th August, 2015 at Bangabandhu International Conference Centre, Dhaka. This policy colloquium was supported by HEQEP. Ms. Suraiya Begum, ndc, Secretary to Hon’able Prime Minister was present as the Chief Guest and Mr. M. A. Kashem, Chairman of the Board of Trustees, North South University was as the Special Guest. The event was moderated by Professor Salahuddin M. Aminuzzaman, Adviser of the PPG Program of North South University. The colloquium was well attended by invited guests among whom Secretaries, Additional Secretaries, Joint Secretaries, University Professors, AIG and Superintendent of Bangladesh Police, Assistant Country Director of UNDP and other higher level officials of government and non-government organizations were present.
South Asian Journal of Policy and Governance (SJPG)
SJPG is a biannual journal jointly edited by faculty members from Tribhuvan University (TU), North South University (NSU) and University of Bergen (UiB) under ongoing project on Policy and Governance Studies in South Asia: Regional Master and PhD Programs. It is published both in hard copy and online on an open access basis available at: sjpg.pactu.edu.np