Featured Publications
  • May 23, 2018

    There are many ways to define sustainable development. Indeed, for better and worse that number has only risen as the term itself has moved to the centre of the international development discussion.

  • Jan 30, 2018

    The Human Rights Programme(HRP) has published the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP in Bengali and Sadri language. First time in Bangladesh, the UNDRIP is published in an ethnic language. (Sadri, is an Eastern Indo-Aryan language spoken by the ethnic minorities of Bangladesh living in the North- West part of the country).

  • Jan 30, 2018

    The Human Rights Programme(HRP) has published the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

  • Oct 23, 2017

    The current analysis focuses on the local government structure or "intergovernmental architecture"; in other words, it looks broadly at the institutional and legal frameworks within which local governments operate in Bangladesh.

  • Sep 27, 2017

    Beginning in early childhood, a young hijra’s emerging gender identity and expression come into conflict with normative gender roles based on sex. A hijra’s self-realisation is noticed and tabooed by family members and society because of a lacking of knowledge and understanding about the third gender. Often, their families resist accepting their child’s gender identity. Fearing disgrace from society at large, they often resort to various forms of abuse in an effort to ‘fix’ their child, or ultimately exclude them from their family and home. Many hijras have no choice but to escape from their family’s maltreatment. The stigma and discrimination they face continue as they try to survive in a world that looks down on them.

  • Oct 30, 2016

    Notwithstanding the relative political calm and stable macro-economic fundamentals that followed the heightened bouts of political violence and conflicts in 2013 and 2015, Bangladesh continues to find it challenging to overcome an entrenched sense of political uncertainty

  • Jun 30, 2015

    Complex procedures, case backlogs, and a lack of effective case management are key constraints to the court system in Bangladesh. They put pressure on the capacity of the system, and create challenges for citizens in accessing justice. UNDP supports the judiciary of Bangladesh to strengthen its capacity by reducing these constraints.

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