Syed Mafiz Kamal is a Senior Analyst at the Dhaka-based Centre for Research and Information. He also advises various government and international agencies on the policy reform agenda. Previously he has worked in various organizations, including the Policy Research Institute and the United Nations. Opinions expressed in this article are personal. Follow him on Twitter at @SyedMKamal.
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