Aziz Rahman (Azizur Rahman), with M. A. in History from Dhaka University in 1964, was a member of erstwhile Central Secretariat Service 1967 batch, absorbed in Bangladesh Civil Service (Administration). Deserting his post in lslamabad in 1971, he joined Bangladesh Liberation War. Having served in various administrative and diplomatic positions, he retired as Additional Secretary to the Government of Bangladesh in 2000. Then he worked as national and international consultant of CIRDAP, BRAC and UNDP, and as adjunct faculty member of Northern University. He is the founder Executive Director of Centre for Governance Studies, an organization engaged in academic, research and advocacy. He writes columns and articles in newspapers and magazines on contemporary political and development issues. He is the Editor of online news portal dailybanglanews24.com. While working as a diplomat in Embassy of Bangladesh in Stockholm, he received Swedish Culture Award in 1996 following publication of his book Shubha Sandhya Hey Sundar Gabhirata (Good Evening You Beautiful Depth), from Stockholm University, containing Bangla translation of selected poems of Nobel Laureate Swedish Poet Tomas Transtromer, for “outstanding contribution in promoting cultural relations between Sweden and Bangladesh’ Second edition of the book was published by PATHAK SHAMABESH in 2008. His academic work Governance and Development: Bangladesh Perspective was published in 2005 from Centre for governance Studies and Commonwealth Secretariat.