Newspaper columns, blogs & media coverage

Newspaper columns & blogs

2017

Asadullah, M Niaz and Maliki (2017) "Bottling Indonesia's Gini". The Project Syndicate, 01 September. Re-published in The Bangkok Post (Thailand), The Jakarta Post (Indonesia), The Arab News, Financial Express (Bangladesh), The Strategist, the Daily Star (Lebanon) and The Kathmandu Post.

Asadullah, M Niaz, Samia Huq, Kazi Mukitul Islam, and Zaki Wahhaj (2017) "Gender stereotypes in Bangladeshi School Textbooks" World Education Blog, Global Education Monitoring Report (GMR), UNESCO, 30 May.

Asadullah, M Niaz and Zaki Wahhaj (2017) "Mending Bangladesh's Garment Industry". The Project Syndicate, 01 May. Re-published in Times of Oman , The Jordan Times, and the Himalayan Times

Amin, Sajeda, Asadullah, M Niaz, Hossain, Sara and Zaki Wahhaj (2017) "Cash transfers to end child marriage: The Indian Experience". Ideas for India, 10 April.

Amin, Sajeda, Asadullah, M Niaz, Hossain, Sara and Zaki Wahhaj (2017) "A Blueprint for Ending Child Marriage". The Project Syndicate, 07 March. Column appeared in 7 languages (Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Italian, Somali, Spanish) and re-published in 19 outlets such as The World Economic Forum, The Gulf Times, Times of Oman and the Khaleez Times, The Daily Star (Lebanon), The Times Kuwait and The Daily Star (Bangladesh). 

Asadullah, M Niaz, Wahhaj, Zaki, Amin, Sajeda and Hossain, Sara (2017) "Bangladesh's new child marriage law swings in the wrong direction" The Conversation Global, 08 March. Re-published in The Wire, South Asia Journal, The Scroll, The Mecca Post, and, The Huffington Post.

2016

Op-ed published in The Conversation (Australia) "Dhaka Cafe Attack: Don't Blame Private Education for Radicalisation in Bangladesh" 03 Aug 2016. Re-published by The Daily Star and Asia News Network (ANN), 07 Aug 2016

Article published in The Conversation Global "Jeffrey Sachs on meeting the Sustainable Development Goals: 'We need a victory of ideas'" 17 October 2016. Re-published in The Huffington Post and The Wire.

Op-ed published in Article in Development and Cooperation D+C "Marriage instead of Graduation" 03 Aug 2016 (with Zaki Wahhaj)

Op-ed published in Article in Development and Cooperation D+C "Terrorism: Look beyond private schools" 28 July 2016

Op-ed published in LSE South Asia Blog "Social attitudes that view female child marriage as a means of protecting respectability need to change" 27 July 2016 (with Zaki Wahhaj)

Op-ed article in The Centre for the Study of African Economies (CSAE) blog, Oxford University, "Ending early marriage in Bangladesh and Uganda" 14 July 2016 (with Abdul Alim and Fathema Khatun of BRAC). Re-published in BRAC blog 12 July 2016, BRAC Newsletter, and The New Age, 07 Aug 2016.

Op-ed article in World Institute of Development Economics Research (WIDER) blog, "Ending child marriage and closing the education gap" 12 July 2016 (with Abdul Alim and Fathema Khatun of BRAC). Re-published in The Independent (Bangladesh) 10 Aug 2016.

Op-ed article in BDNews24 "Child marriage in Bangladesh" 16 April 2016 (with Zaki Wahhaj, University of  Kent).

Op-ed article in Open Democracy "What is driving the increase in child marriage in Bangladesh?" 7 April 2016 (with Zaki Wahhaj, University of  Kent).  Re-printed in The New Age, 11 April 2016.
 
Article in Development and Cooperation D+C "Minimum Wage Attracts Girls to Factories" 3 Jan 2016 (with Zaki Wahhaj, University of  Kent). Re-printed in Dhaka Tribune, 10 January 2016.

 
2015

Article in the Diplomat "Vietnam's PISA Surprise" 01 Nov 2015 (with D Perera, Monash University).  Re-published in Bangkok Post and Young Lives Blog of Oxford University.

Op-ed in the Daily Star "Sustaining Women's Literacy and SDGs", 13 September 2016  (with Zaki Wahhaj, University of  Kent). Re-published in Asia News Network, Bangkok.

Op-ed in the Daily Star "Child Marriage Law and Freedom of Choice" 29 August 2015 (with Zaki Wahhaj, University of  Kent). 

Article on BRAC blog "Delaying Marriage, Educating the Next Generation" 26 July 2015 (with Abdul Alim and Fathema Khatun).

Article in Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI) Blog "Learning crisis in South Asia" 27 March 2015. (re-published in Dhaka Tribune 04 Sep 2015)

Article on BRAC blog "In school but not learning" 5 March 2015 (with Abdul Alim and Fathema Khatun).
 
Op-ed in The East Asia Forum (EAF) "Bangladeshi politicians should keep hands off Grameen Bank" 9 Jan 2015 (with Zaki Wahhaj, University of  Kent). Re-published in BDnews24 21 Jan 2015.

2014

Article in Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI) Blog "Pathways to Development" 5 Dec 2014 (with Antonio Savoia, University of  Manchester). Re-published in The Daily Star, 12 Dec 2014; Development@Manchester blog in 15 Dec 2014 and Effective States and Inclusive Development Research (ESID) Centre blog, Jan 15, 2015; The IndependentBD 10 Aug 2015

Feature article in The Diplomat "Saving Grameen Bank, Sustaining the Bangladesh Paradox" 6 Dec 2014 (with Zaki Wahhaj, University of  Kent). Re-published in Dhaka Tribune 24 Dec 2014.

Op-ed in The East Asia Forum (EAF) "Managing Malaysia's Education Crisis" 5 Dec 2014. Re-published in The Malaysian Tribune, 5 December 2014, The Edge (Malaysia) 15 December 2014 and The Establishment Post 20 Dec 2014.

Op-ed in World Economic Forum Blog "Closing the Gender Gap in the Developing World" 4 Nov 2014 (with Zaki Wahhaj, University of  Kent)

Op-ed in World Bank South Asia Blog "No Magic Bullet to Close the Gender Gap" 4 Nov 2014 (with Zaki Wahhaj, University of  Kent)

Op-ed in Korea Herald (South Korea) "Gender gap in education is result of policy priorities", 16 Oct 2014

Article in The Straits Times (Singapore) "An education in gender equity", 14 Oct 2014

Opinion piece in The Conversation (UK) "Nobel Peace Prize win for Malala and Kailash is a beacon of hope for children's rights", Oct 10, 2014. Re-published by BDNEWS24.com on Oct 12, 2014 (with Zaki Wahhaj, University of  Kent)

Op-ed in New Straits Times (Malaysia) "Perspective: Female schooling under threat", 12 Oct 2014

Opinion piece in The Conversation (Australia) "Gender equity in schools in Muslim countries: it can be done", 13 Oct 2014.  Republished in CSAE (Centre for the Study of African Economies) blog, University of Oxford, 20 Oct 2014 & The Daily Star, Oct 25, 2014 & Dhaka Tribune, 2 Nov, 2014 & BDNEWS24.com on Nov 8, 2014.

Op-ed in East Asia Forum (Australia) Will India’s social development stagnate under Modi?, July 1, 2014. Re-published by The Daily Star and BDNEWS24.com on July 2, 2014; Indian Council on Global Relations on July 3, 2014

Op-ed in BDNEWS24.com (Bangladesh), Measuring graduate unemployment, May 1, 2014

Op-ed in the Daily Star (Bangladesh), Is graduate unemployment rate really 47%? May 1, 2014

Op-ed in Dhaka Tribune (Bangladesh), Looking East, March 3, 2014.
Re-published in The Daily Star, March 5, 2014.

Op-ed in the Daily Star (Bangladesh), Quality Education for All, Feb 11, 2014.
Re-published in The New Nation, Feb 21, 2014

Op-ed in BDNEWS24.com (Bangladesh), Development Billboards: Numbers Don't Lie, or Do They?, Dec 10, 2013. Re-published in The New Age, December 12, 2013

Op-ed in BDNEWS24.com (Bangladesh), A League of Our Own, September 2, 2013. Re-published in The New Age, September 4, 2013

2013

Op-ed in the Daily Star (Bangladesh), Hartal Politics and Examination Results, August 07, 2013

Op-ed in the Hindu (India), Still in the Last Row, June 29, 2013 (with Uma Kambhampati, University of  Reading)

Op-ed in the New Age (Bangladesh), The Politics of Education Statistics, May 25, 2013

Op-ed in the Daily Star (Bangladesh), Female Schooling in Bangladesh, Sep 17, 2008 (with Nazmul Chaudhury)

Op-ed in the Daily Star(Bangladesh), Among the Scholars: An Update, Aug 16, 2005

Media coverage

Can madrassas help developing countries?, Al Jazeera, March 13, 2014. 

Bangladesh achievements may appear as development puzzle, News Today, Nov 11, 2013. 

Kudos for Bangladesh's progress, Financial Express, Nov 11, 2013.

Bangladesh's progress and future challenges, BDNews24, Nov 09, 2013.

HSC pass rate, GPA 5 down this year, Dhaka Tribune,
THE LEARNING CURVE - Primary level education, The Daily Star, 5 March 2013
Improve governance to maintain growth, The Daily Star, December 2011

Madrasa teachers mostly untrained, The Daily Star, 11 August 2010