Domestic Resources Dominate Development Finance in Asia
Domestic Resources Dominate Development Finance in Asia

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Asia-Pacific Development Effectiveness Facility (AP-DEF) opened a two-day meeting on aid ahead of the upcoming Global Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation. More than 100 government delegates and development experts are exploring how to design integrated national financing frameworks for the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Asia-Pacific. “Domestic sources of finance are emerging as a key driving force for sustainable development in Asia-Pacific,” said Haoliang Xu, UN Assistant Secretary-General and UNDP Director for Asia and the Pacific. “These new sources of finance allow us to expand the existing development cooperation and partnership.”


Thirty Million People. A statistic. But this statistic is made up of individuals. Bangladesh is often described as the most vulnerable country on the planet in the face of a changing climate. Find out why.

New UNDP Bangladesh Country Director due Sunday

Newly appointed UNDP Bangladesh Country Director Sudipto Mukerjee arrives Dhaka on Sunday. The appointment of Mukerjee will boost the ongoing effort of the UNDP’s work with the government and people of Bangladesh, together with development partners, to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGS)....

UNDP Bangladesh Launches First Crowdfunding Campaign

Late last year, the Global Crowdfunding Academy was launched. The Academy is a partnership between the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Croatia, UNDP Innovation Facility, and the UN Istanbul Regional Hub.

The New Urban Agenda: What our cities can be

The future is urban and nowhere is that more true than in Bangladesh. If current rates of urbanisation continue, the country's urban population will double by 2035. Around the Bay of Bengal, a mega city would join Dhaka to Chittagong, creating one of the world's largest conglomerations.

UZGP launches ‘Red Card Campaign’ to combat early marriage, sexual harassment

The Upazila Governance Project (UZGP) is going to launch a school-level “Red Card Campaign” on Wednesday, 7 September 2016, aimed at raising awareness among school students, teachers, guardians and community people to fight against early marriage and sexual harassment.

Asia Pacific Annual Report 2015 - 2016

In breaking from traditional development models, and in trying to ensure that ‘no one is left behind,’ UNDP has leveraged low-cost innovations, knowledge exchanges between countries, and emerging technologies, to provide new opportunities to some of the most marginalized communities in the Asia-Pacific region.

EVENT | Calling All Youth! Are you ready for a Challenge?

Do you want to make a big difference? Calling all the youth across Bangladesh to form teams and compete in the Bangladesh’s first earthquake innovation challenge.

BLOG | Building Resilience, Constructing Lives

Like every other day, Abdur Rashid and his family went to bed early knowing they would have to be up again in a few hours, ready for work. But as he fell asleep to the sloshing of the rain accompanied by the occasional rumbling of thunder, a strange feeling of unease played at the back of his mind.

Meet Our Partners, Meet the People

It’s easy to lose hope sometimes, especially in the world we live in today. A world where man kills man over God and a world where children turn terrorists to fight oppression, appears to be the world that generations have painstakingly chiseled away at to build over centuries.

BLOG | How to move on from disaster risk - literally

When threats loom, portable houses you can break down quickly, carry away and reassemble later offer a way to cut losses

BLOG | Cyclone Roanu is a reminder: we must focus on preventing crises, even as we respond to them

As leaders gather for the World Humanitarian Summit, we have an historic opportunity and renewed momentum to meet these global challenges by fundamentally changing how the world deals with crises.

NEWS | UNLEASHING INCLUSIVE BUSINESS: Toward SDG Implementation Bangladesh

In 2015, world leaders adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, which established 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and committed the world to ending poverty, fighting inequality and injustice, and tackling climate change by 2030.

EVENT | Linking youth with SDGs: Goal-16: Peace, Justice and strong institutions

Stride Bangladesh, an organization working to connect youth with the concept of sustainable development goals, in collaboration with United Nations Development Program Bangladesh

UNDP to Launch Report on People-Centered Development in Asia-Pacific in Bangladesh

New Regional Human Development Report offers innovative policies for maximizing the potential of population change

Bangladesh wins WSIS Award Third time in a row
Bangladesh wins WSIS Award Third time in a row

For the third consecutive year, Bangladesh has won the world’s most prestigious award for excellence in information technology - the “World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS)” award – for innovative initiatives of Access to Information (a2i) Programme of the Prime Minister’s Office supported by UNDP &...

National Cricket Team Captain Mashrafe Bin Mortaza is Appointed UNDP National Goodwill Ambassador for Youth in Bangladesh

UNDP has appojnted Mashrafe Bin Mortaza as UNDP National Goodwill Ambassador for Youth in Bangladesh. Currently, Mr. Mortaza is the captain of Bangladesh national cricket team for One Day International and Twenty-20. He will work closely with UNDP to advocate for youth employment in Bangladesh towards the...

Fernando Carrera joins inter-ministerial workshop on SDG implementation

Fernando Carrera joined the Principal Secretary to the Prime Minister, Member (Senior Secretary) General Economics Division and nine Secretaries in a special session on SDG implementation in Bangladesh.

UN agencies to maximise benefit of development support to CHT

“The United Nations is now one team with one vision and one programme for the Chittagong Hill Tracts. The new programmatic framework is more than just a collection of programmes. It is a basis for comprehensive cooperation between UN agencies, development partners and the Government,” said Robert D. Watkins, UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative in Bangladesh, at a meeting of UN agencies with other development partners today.

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New Study Predicts HFC Consumption in Bangladesh to Increase by 100 MT Per Year

The last decade’s steady economic growth of around 6 percent and the resulting increased buying capacity of the middle and lower-middle income class is likely to drive Bangladesh’s Hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) consumption to increase by 100 MT per year, predicts a new Department of Environment (DoE) study.

Key for a House, Key to some Dreams

They had spent weeks out there. They did not have any ‘house’ to go back to. Farida Yeasmin, a 19 year-old young mother, had just given birth to her third child when the flood of 2015, followed by Tropical Storm Komen, forced her and her family to move out of their makeshift home and onto the streets.

Re-writing the Future: Celebrating women leadership in the urban slums of Bangladesh

“I am very excited that the people trusted me with community leadership! I am now working for the poor to prove myself worthy of their trust. I am focusing on key challenges in my community, such as eliminating violence against women, preventing early marriages, supporting disabilities and promoting children’s education. I am also a member of the Women Development Committee and I believe that unity among women can turn all challenges into opportunities.”

 The claimant, Pabitra Bala and her son Nikhil Bala are very satisfied with the decision of the Village Court. It has allowed Nikhil to continue to contribute to the household
Access to justice for 27 million rural Bangladeshis

Pabitra Bala is a 65 year old widow from Magura district in rural Bangladesh. She is extremely poor with very few belongings, earning only a small income of 1000 BDT (USD 13) a month from laboring on her neighbor’s land and begging in the town.