Posts By Jerome Sayre

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Bangladesh Parliament Takes on Millennium Development Goals

April 14, 2010

The Bangladesh Parliament Building is a striking combination of cubes and cylinders in pale gray concrete, surrounded by water and a rare expanse of unbroken green in the nation’s otherwise densely congested capital of Dhaka. On a quiet Saturday morning recently, a group of Bangladeshi Members of Parliament came together in the building’s Oath Room […]

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Notes from the Field

The Long Road Traveled: Community-Oriented Policing in Bangladesh

February 24, 2010

In late 2003, when The Asia Foundation first sought to introduce community-oriented policing in Bangladesh to help address security issues at the local level, the welcome was not warm. The idea was brand new, and, naturally, police were unsure of the process and at a loss as to the expected outcomes. Some feared it would […]

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From Bangladesh: Building Trust between the Bangladeshi People & Police

October 31, 2007

Nine months after a military-backed Caretaker Government assumed power in Bangladesh after the cancellation of parliamentary elections, the tireless cycle rickshaw drivers that navigate the traffic-snarled streets of Dhaka are adjusting to the “new” rules of the road. These new rules are, in fact, the old rules that are now being enforced more strictly and […]

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