When developed economies stopped growing during the 2008–2009 financial crisis but developing economies kept on growing, the world took notice. The rise of the South, seen within the developing world as an overdue global rebalancing, has been much commented on since.
Crisis prevention & recovery
Projects and Initiatives
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. more
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). more
The Comprehensive Disaster Management Programme (CDMP) is a flagship collaborative initiative of the Bangladesh Ministry of Disaster Management and Relief and UNDP. Its core objective is to strengthen national capacity to manage risks related to disasters, as well as the immediate response and the recovery efforts. more
Featured PublicationsHuman Development Report 2013
Effective humanitarian coordination aims to ensure the best use of resources to achieve the most appropriate and relevant response to the needs of people affected by a crisis. Increasingly in Bangladesh, as in other contexts, there is recognition not only that preparedness for a coordinated response is important
The government acknowledges the need for pre-disaster mitigation and preparedness of the people, as opposed to the earlier concepts of responding after a disaster has taken place, as a necessary as well as a cost-effective approach.
- 18 Dec 2014:UN SUPPORT TO SUNDARBANS OIL SPILL RESPONSE
- 10 Sep 2013:Pauline Tamesis: Speech at the National Policy Workshop on Bringing Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Reduction Together Towards Resilience
- 10 Sep 2013:United Nations sets Bangladesh on a path towards disaster resilience