Poverty Reduction

  • Strengthening Women’s Ability for Productive New OpportunitiesStrengthening 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 PlanningSupport 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 TradeInclusive 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 ProgrammeSocial 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.

  • Accelerating Efforts to Prevent and Respond to SGBVAccelerating Efforts to Prevent and Respond to SGBVThe 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.


The UNDP Poverty Reduction Cluster supports the process of social inclusion and local economic development through four interlinked approaches: local ownership, capacity development, income and employment generation and social protection. Local problems need local solutions, and the Poverty Reduction Cluster bridges the gap between Government, NGOs, donors, and most importantly local communities to put programs and resources where they are needed most.

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Resident Coordinator Annual Report
Annual Report 2012

2012 was a crucial year for Bangladesh’s development process. The Government and development partners, including the UN,
initiated a final push in the achievement of the MDGs by 2015 deadline.


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