What We Do
UNDP partners with people at all levels of society to help build nations that can withstand crisis, and drive and sustain the kind of growth that improves the quality of life for everyone. UNDP embarked on its journey in Bangladesh in 1973. Since its inception, UNDP and its partners in the country have accomplished key results in the areas of governance, poverty reduction, climate change and disaster resilience, as well as achievement of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).
Over the past decade and a half, Bangladesh has made impressive gains in key human development indicators. Major challenges inn development do, however, remain. More than 63 million people live below the poverty line, the constant threat of extreme weather events - natural and manmade - the uncertain impact of globalization and an increasingly competitive international trade environment impede higher growth rates.
Projects and Initiatives
The formal justice system in Bangladesh is overwhelmed by the demand for legal recourse. But for the vast majority of the population, the prohibitive costs of formal justice, coupled with a poor understanding of legal matters, means that access to justice is outside their reach.more
The Access to Information (a2i) Programme at the Prime Minister’s Office, with support from UNDP and USAID, was started in 2007 with the objectives of increasing transparency, improving governance and public services and reducing inefficiencies in their delivery in terms of ‘TCV’ – the time (T), cost (C) and number of visits (V) associated with obtaining government services for underserved communities in Bangladesh.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