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.
Environment and Energy
Five years ago, on the night of November 15, a cyclone ripped through Bangladesh’s coast killing more than 3,000 people and leaving a trail of devastation in its wake.more
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Projects and Initiatives
This project is designed to remove barriers to the widespread adoption of energy efficient kilns (specialised ovens for brick making). more
The objective of the Project is to reduce the annual growth rate of GHG emissions from the fossil fuel-based power generation by exploiting Bangladesh’s renewable energy resources for electricity generation. The basic approach of the Project will be to promote renewable energy in Bangladesh through the recently established Sustainable and Renewable Energy Development Authority (SREDA). more
The 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). The activities of the TNC formulation project are a continuation and an update of the work undertaken by Bangladesh in preparing its Initial and Second National Communication, which were submitted to the CoP of the UNFCCC in 2002 and 2012 respectively. more
Featured PublicationsHuman Development Report 2013
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is the UN’s global development network, an organization advocating for change and connecting countries to knowledge, experience and resources to assist people build a better life.
The Triple F model provides a new way to make barren coastal land productive again. By building mounds and ditches, fruit and timber trees can be grown, and fish can be cultivated. But that’s not all. Interspersed with the fruit and timber trees are high yielding vegetables, which can also be grown on top of the mounds and along the banks of the ditches.
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- 04 Oct 2015:UNDP Bangladesh Organizes Roundtable on Political Challenges and Sustainable Development
- 26 Sep 2015:UNDP Administrator Helen Clark's Statement on the Adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals