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  • Flood Resilient Shelters save Families from Flash FloodsFlood Resilient Shelters save Families from Flash FloodsHaving flood resilient housing supported by UNDP and GoB, families living in the river bank areas in north and northeastern Bangladesh are now better prepared to secure their house and assets from monsoon induced flash floods.

  • Looking to the Sun – Shifting to Solar in the CHTLooking to the Sun – Shifting to Solar in the CHTIn 2014, the CHT Development Facility successfully applied for resources from the UNDP Regional Bureau for Asia Pacific Greening Fund to shift from generators to solar in 10 upazila (sub-district) offices.

  • Radio cyclone warnings save thousands of lives Radio cyclone warnings save thousands of lives“I have survived several cyclones but the memory of losing my family in a cyclone stays with me,” the fisherman from Moheshkhali says. Mr. Monu comes from an impoverished community of fishermen, people so poor that even some of the lowest mobile phone tariffs in the world such as those in Bangladesh are viewed as a luxury for them.

  • Safety-nets, bed-nets fight malaria in BangladeshSafety-nets, bed-nets fight malaria in Bangladesh“My father was the village mendicant. If we got seriously ill, the family sacrificed a pig or a hen and he believed the illness would pass. This was the custom in my community,” said Joykumar. “So many children used to die of malaria in those days.”

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Human Development Report 2013

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.

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