Since Bangladesh’s independence, the country has made significant progress in building and consolidating key institutions to safeguard its democracy and rule of law. Electoral-management bodies have been created, a National Human Rights Institution acts as a watchdog, and the government’s effectiveness is on the rise. The country continues to innovate and address, in a sustainable manner, the widespread issue of poverty and the impacts of climate change.
UNDP’s support in these reforms has been instrumental and will continue to be so in the coming years. We work in tandem with the Government of Bangladesh through policy advisory, capacity development, and sharing of best practices. Major initiatives have been undertaken to improve the government’s ability to engage with its citizens and serve the public efficiently, with a crosscutting focus on women, children and underprivileged groups. UNDP also maintains a strong relationship with civil society organizations such as NGOs, academia, community leaders and the media. We seek to build a strong counterbalance to preserve stability, democracy, and people’s confidence in their government’s institutions.more
Projects and Initiatives
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.more
To access government services and information, the rural poor traditionally have to travel long distances to sub-district (average distance 15 km) and even district (average distance 35 km) offices of the government, incurring high costs and time for travel, accommodation and foregone wages.more