Strengthening Women’s Ability for Productive New OpportunitiesSWAPNO 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 PlanningThe 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 TradeThe 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 ProgrammeThe 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.
Police Reform Programme Phase IIThe 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 CommissionThe 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 ProjectThe 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 ProjectThe 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.
Activating Village Courts in BangladeshThe 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 FacilityPromotion 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 AgendasAreas 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 ECNECThis 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.
Knowledge for Development ManagementThe 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.
Early Recovery FacilityUNDP 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 FacilityIn 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).
Third National Communication to the UNFCCCThe project will enable the Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh (GOB) to prepare and submit its Third National Communication (TNC) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).
UN REDD Bangladesh National ProgrammeThe project aims to support the Government of Bangladesh in initiating the implementation of its REDD+ Readiness Roadmap (i.e., R-PP) by establishing necessary REDD+ management process, identifying strategic readiness options for completing its National REDD+ strategy, and developing the capacities required to begin implantation of REDD+.
National Capacity Development for Implementing Rio Conventions through Environmental GovernanceThe project’s objective is to enhance the capacity of relevant policy and institutional stakeholders to enable compliance with the three Rio Conventions and other MEAs. This project targets and trains government staff at the local, regional, and national levels on the specific interpretation of Rio Convention provisions as they apply to their respective roles and responsibilities to implement associated development policies.
Expanding the Protected Area System to incorporate Important Aquatic EcosystemsThe project’s core objective is to build a capacity to manage effectively the existing protected areas established for dolphin conservation and to expand their operational coverage while still meeting the livelihood aspirations of local communities especially the fishers. Additionally, this project will contribute to the sustainable management of the globally significant aquatic biodiversity of Bangladesh and build on the baseline initiatives in the region.