Nizam Ahmed is Professor of Public Administration at the University of Chittagong, Bangladesh. He graduated with Honours and obtained a Masters in Public Administration from the University of Dhaka. He also has a Master of Social Sciences (Administration) degree from the University of Tasmania, Australia and a Ph.D. from the University of Melbourne, Australia. His fields of interest are legislative behaviour, local government, party politics and comparative administration. He has published several books and numerous articles in leading journals. His most recent publications include Aiding the Parliament of Bangladesh: Experience and Prospect (Dhaka: UPL, 2012) and The Bangladesh Parliament: A Data Handbook (Dhaka: IGS, 2013).