Our Projects

Poverty Reduction

Poverty Reduction in Bangladesh


  • Strengthening Women’s Ability for Productive New Opportunities

    SWAPNO is a social transfer project for ultra-poor women with a state-of-the-art 'graduation' strategy aims at smoothening the transition from safety net employment to market-driven employment by vocational skills training, job placement and diversified climate change resilient livelihoods options, ensuring market linkages and access to essential public services and by social and economic inclusion for these women.

  • Support to Sustainable and Inclusive Planning

    The objective of SSIP is to strengthen policy and technical capacity within key Government agencies in Bangladesh. The project has a definitive focus on inclusive, pro-poor economic policy, and aims to build Government capacity for sustainable environmental planning to secure a balanced and equitable future.

  • Inclusive Trade

    The objective of this Initiation Plan (IP) project is to create an evidence base that combines perspectives from existing project documents with analysis of current constraints and opportunities relating to trade and poverty reduction in Bangladesh. The project is revisiting the knowledge that UNDP currently has regarding needs and capabilities in lagging sectors and districts, and strengthening them through micro-narratives, research and cross sector consultations.

  • Social Protection Policy Support Programme

    The Social Protection Policy Support (SPPS) Programme will help the government the need for re configure the current social security system so that economic growth is achieved in a more inclusive manner, with economic opportunities reaching the rural and urban poor and the protection of vulnerable groups against shocks.

  • Accelerating Efforts to Prevent and Respond to SGBV

    The UNDP Bangladesh Pilot Project on Human Rights of Sexual and Gender-Based Violence (SGBV) Victims in Bangladesh is a consorted response to violence against women.

Democratic Governance


  • Police Reform Programme Phase II

    The Police Reform Programme (PRP) is a comprehensive capacity building initiative to improve human security in Bangladesh. PRP works to support the transition of the Bangladesh Police from a colonial style police force to a more effective and service-oriented police organisation.

  • Bangladesh National Human Rights Commission

    The National Human Rights Commission of Bangladesh (NHRC) is an independent statutory body formed under the National Human Rights Commission Act 2009. The NHRC serves as the major national human rights watchdog, monitoring implementation of state obligations to respect protection and the fulfillment of the rights of every citizen of society.

  • Union Parishad Governance Project

    The Union Parishad Governance Project (UPGP) aims to support the government of Bangladesh in meeting the Millennium Development Goals through effective, inclusive, participatory and democratic local governance.

  • Upazila Governance Project

    The Upazila Governance Project (UZGP) is part of the programmatic framework of the UNDP and the United Nations Capital Development Fund to support the Government of Bangladesh’s local governance reforms. Upazilas (UZP) are Bangladesh’s second lowest tier of government.

  • Access to Information (ll)

    From 2007 to 2011, UNDP supported the Access to Information (a2i) project to transform the public service delivery through a range of e-services, from simple SMS services on mobile phones to entire walk-in e-service centres that have been scaled up on a national level, catapulting Bangladesh into the digital age.

  • Strengthening Capacity for Aid Effectiveness in Bangladesh

    The Aid Effectiveness Project (AEP) aims to strengthen the Government of Bangladesh’s capacity to manage effectively the information related to aid and the governments systems in order to improve its development results.

  • Activating Village Courts in Bangladesh

    The formal justice system in Bangladesh is overwhelmed by the demand for legal recourse. But for the vast majority of the population, the prohibitive costs of formal justice, coupled with a poor understanding of legal matters, means that access to justice is outside their reach.

  • Justice Sector Facility

    Promotion and the protection of access to justice is a key priority for the Government of Bangladesh. But the justice sector faces several constraints in delivering timely, affordable and accessible justice. One of the barriers is the slow processing rate of cases and the accumulation of unprocessed cases. This backlog is placing considerable pressure on the sector and is hampering access to justice, whether it is due to too complex procedures, lack of effective case management between agencies, or outdated laws. A lack of coordination and cooperation between justice sector agencies, which are heavily interdependent upon one another, is another impediment in delivering justice efficiently.

  • Areas for Research, Engagement and National Agendas

    Areas for Research, Engagement and National Agendas (ARENA) initiation plan aims to create a more conducive environment for stakeholders to participate in inclusive public policy dialogue about national on big society issues.

  • Implementation of Digital ECNEC

    This project focuses on simplifying these processes with the introduction of ICT tools and is expected to reduce approval time significantly, improve responsiveness of development procedures and increase accuracy of ADP utilization data used for defining many macro level indicators and policy formulation.

  • The K4DM Programme, a joint initiative of the GoB and UNDP Bangladesh is being undertaken in the context of the UNDAF Action Plan during the period 2014-16.

Crisis Prevention and Recovery


  • Early Recovery Facility

    UNDP established the Early Recovery Facility (ERF) as a way of financing and implementing emergency response and early recovery efforts to disasters in order to close the gap between the relief phase and long-term recovery.

  • Chittagong Hill Tracts Development Facility

    In partnership with the Government, development partners, Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT) communities, and NGOs, UNDP is supporting the Promotion of Development and Confidence Building in the Chittagong Hill Tracts through the Chittagong Hill Tracts Development Facility (CHTDF).

Environment and Energy