The E-book 'Roadmap to Good Governance 9i Model' by Economist and Chairman of NBER, Professor Syed Ahsanul Alam Parvez of Chittagong University will be published on improving the standard of living of people and establishing good governance. In the book, he discusses the 9 I models for good governance in the country to form the basis of modern democracy, to lay the foundation for establishing a free economy, and to improve the quality of life of the people.
Prof. Parvez has also written two books, Susam Samaj Benirman, and Context: Susam Samaj, Garibbandhav Budget, and Daridra Duririkaran Tatta.
In the book 'Roadmap to Good Governance 9i Model' written by Prof. Parvez, Democracy cannot flourish in the absence of good governance. The pre-
condition for good governance is effective democratic institutions for
democratizing society. Improvement of the living standard of people cannot
happen where people cannot participate in governance, human rights are not
respected, information does not flow, and civil society and the judiciary are
weak. Nine criteria of good governance may be used to determine whether any
country qualifies to have good governance:
1. INDEPENDENT AND NON-PARTISAN ELECTION COMMISSION
2. INDEPENDENT JUDICIARY AND THE RULE OF LAW
3. INDEPENDENT MEDIA AND FREEDOM OF SPEECH
4. INDEPENDENT ANTI-CORRUPTION COMMISSION
5. INVESTING IN THE PEOPLE
6. INDEPENDENT AND EFFECTIVE PARLIAMENT
7. INDEPENDENT HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION
8. INDEPENDENT OMBUDSMAN SYSTEM
9. INVESTMENT FRIENDLY GOVERNMENT.
He said I would propose these Nine components to be referred to as the Nine 'I' model of good
governance or the Nine 'I' model of good governance. In the absence of these
Nine 'I' good governance in Bangladesh like any other country will be a far cry.
These components constitute the foundations of modern democracy and
create the underpinning to establish a free economy and spur domestic and
foreign investment, especially the potential investment of the Non-Resident
Bangladeshis ( NRB) particularly in the case of Bangladesh.
Note, Economist Professor Syed Ahsanul Alam Parvez was born on June 14, 1959, in a noble Muslim family in Chittagong. His ancestral home is Chittagong. His father was an industrialist and his mother was Dr. Husne Ara, former director of Chittagong Medical College Hospital. Even though he was born with a golden spoon in his mouth, he has made his address by the side of people who have no food, no clothes, and no home. Exploitation before independence was one-centered but after independence, the low-income and poor people are disoriented in the quadripartite exploitation! Professor Parvez is standing by them as a one-man army in this crisis. Prof. Parvez completed his secondary from St. Placids High School and higher secondary from Chittagong College. And obtained bachelor's and master's degrees from Chittagong University. He did research at IBS in Rajshahi University from 1985-1988. For more than 35 years, he has taught at the university level in the country and abroad.
He started teaching by joining Chittagong University in 1988. International standard policy analyst and one of the country's leading researchers Professor Syed Ahsanul Alam Parvez is currently serving as Senior Professor of Marketing Department of Chittagong University. Since 1988, he has been teaching business and communication at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.
Besides teaching at Chittagong University, Professor Parvez was the former Vice-Dean of the Business Faculty of Chittagong University of Science and Technology, Vice Rector of IBBT of Chittagong Premier University, Director of Rupali Bank, Vice Chairman of Islami Bank Bangladesh Limited, the country's top local banking institution and Director of General Insurance Corporation.
He is also the Editor of the Business Studies Center for AIM Explorer, Mahamaya Technical University, UP, India, Director of Chittagong Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce and Industries, Center for Good Governance, Chittagong and Chairman of National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER).