Pranab Kumar Panday, PhD is a Professor at the Department of Public Administration, University of Rajshahi, Bangladesh. He obtained M.Phil and PhD degrees from the University of Bergen, Norway and City University of Hong Kong, respectively. He was a Senior Fulbright Fellow at the Department of Development Sociology, Cornell University, the USA in 2012. Panday’s main areas of research include public policy, social movements, NGOs, social accountability, public sector management, governance and gender studies. He is the author of seven books, four dozen articles published in internationally recognized journals and over 150 newspaper articles. He has contributed many articles on contemporary political issues of Bangladesh in The Daily Star, Daily Observer, Daily Sun, The Independent, and Asian Age. Now, he is contributing in the Daily Sun on a weekly basis.