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  • 27 Jul 2014
    DCAB Talks

    Presentation by Neal Walker, UN Resident Coordinator

  • 24 Jul 2014
    Towards a common narrative on resilience for Bangladesh

    Keynote Speech by Mr. Neal Walker, Resident Representative, UNDP Bangladesh

  • 13 Jun 2014
    Recognizing Tomorrow’s Leaders Today

    Nikhat is a university student from Dhaka, and she decided to start campaigning to stop violence against women after attending the UNDP and UK Aid sponsored Youth Leadership Summit 2014 earlier in June. “My parents read me horror stories from the newspaper every day. I want to stop being scared, I want to walk around alone, ride a bicycle, and have a job,” she said.

  • 19 May 2014
    UNDP Regional Director visits disaster resilient coastal areas

    May 19, 2014, Dhaka: UNDP Regional Director Mr. Haoliang Xu, who is on a five day visit to the country, lauded the coping ability and resilience of the people and communities living in the coastal areas to adapt to climate change when supported by sustainable development interventions.

  • 18 May 2014
    UNDP Regional Director commends community-led development approach in urban programming

    May 18, 2014, Dhaka: Today, during a field visit to Korail slum in Dhaka, the largest slum in Bangladesh, UNDP's Regional Director Mr. Haoliang Xu lauded the community’s efforts to mobilise the poor and extreme poor households into community-based organisations and take leadership in identifying and addressing their own problems through actions supported by the urban poverty reduction programme.

  • 17 May 2014
    UNDP Regional Director Haoliang Xu arrives in Dhaka

    May 17, 2014, Dhaka: Mr. Haoliang Xu, the Assistant Administrator and Director for the Regional Bureau for Asia and the Pacific (RBAP), of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), arrived in Dhaka this afternoon.

  • 17 Apr 2014
    Sharing development ideas with the South

    In line with the inevitable global shift towards emerging South, Bangladesh has made a timely call for better sharing of ideas and Information on development successes among the Southern nations at the first High Level Meeting of the Global Partnership that ended in Mexico on Wednesday, April 16.

  • 17 Apr 2014
    2nd phase of Mainstreaming Migration Project

    The International Organization for Migration (IOM) and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), in collaboration with the Government of Bangladesh, organised the launch of the 2nd phase of the ‘Global Joint Programme on Mainstreaming Migration into National Development Strategies' at the Hotel Purbani in Dhaka. The programme is supported by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) and jointly implemented by IOM-UNDP globally.

  • 16 Apr 2014
    Book on social protection launched

    A launching ceremony of the book titled ‘Social Protection in Bangladesh: Building Effective Social Safety Nets and Ladders out of Poverty’ was held on April 16, 2014 at Bangabandhu International Conference Centre (BICC). The book launching event was organised jointly by United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), University Press Limited (UPL), Power and Participation Research Centre (PPRC), and Brooks World Poverty Institute (BWPI), University of Manchester.

  • 10 Apr 2014
    UZGP, UPGP attracts hundreds at Gender Fair

    Hundreds of enthusiastic visitors including university teachers, students, government officials, gender and women development activists, members of the Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) and NGOs flocked to the stall jointly set up by Upazila Governance Project (UZGP) and Union Parishad Governance Project (UPGP) in a Gender Fair in Begum Rokeya University campus in Rangpur on April 8-10, 2014.

  • 10 Apr 2014
    Digital Buses on Dhaka streets

    On April 10, 2014, the Communications Minister Obaidul Quader inaugurated 10 Digital Buses on BRTC’s Motijheel-Uttara route at the Farmgate Bus Stand. State Minister for Post, ICT and Telecommunications ministry, Junaid Ahmed Palak, was also present at the launching of the initiative that was implemented with the technical support of Access to Information (a2i) Programme of the Prime Minister’s Office, funded by UNDP and USAID.

  • 10 Apr 2014
    Senior civil servants visit UNDP CO

    The Officers attending the BPATC 65th Senior Staff Course at Savar paid the UNDP Country Office a visit on April 10, 2014. The 45 day long 65th Senior Staff Course (SSC) began on March 23, 2014 with a total of 29 officials of which 27 are Joint Secretaries to the government while two officials are from the defence services of Bangladesh.

  • 27 Mar 2014
    Road to education and prosperity

    Unlike previous years, Rina Begum, 36, a mother of three kids, is not very worried about sending her kids to schools during the upcoming rainy season. The housewife from North Karuna village of Hosnabad Union under Betagi Upazila of Borguna district recalls, ‘Earlier, rainy season usually meant loss of school days. Rainfall during the four-month period made the roads connecting nearby villages to schools almost inaccessible. Children could hardly use these roads to get to school, leading to loss in school days.’

  • 13 Mar 2014
    Weaving a better future

    Nazma Begum (40), a poor woman from Pirganj upazila in Bangladesh, is now sure that her children will not go hungry and can continue their schooling. Earlier, struggling with sheer poverty, she was scrambling to find a work to maintain her six-member family, since her husband became bed-ridden due to a bone-related disease, two years ago.

  • 13 Mar 2014
    UNDP promotes better Court services through ICT tools

    The incorporation of ICT in Court system has significantly improved the overall service delivery at the Court. Due to the intervention of JUST, about 86 per cent of judges in the Court premises are now using ICT tools to prepare verdicts and provide inputs into cause list compared to just 20 per cent in 2012.

  • 22 Feb 2014
    Roadmap necessary for further reforms in case management

    As of January 31st, the number of criminal cases (criminal appeal, revision, miscellaneous and reference cases) pending in the High Court Division of the Bangladesh Supreme Court was 179, 046. From this, 401 were death reference cases. According to the recent Judicial Baseline Survey conducted by Judicial Strengthening (JUST), the number is also high in the lower court. The survey further revealed that 56 per cent of the disputes faced by the Court users in Dhaka, Kishoreganj and Rangamati is related to criminal offences.

  • 20 Feb 2014
    Effective judicial reforms require hard facts

    A civil case was filed in a Dhaka Court on November 30, 1998. The case was finally disposed on January 30, 2011, 12 years and two months after 104 dates of appearance including dates for pre-trial, trial and post-trial due to the existing adversarial trial system in Bangladesh. In a recent baseline survey of UNDP’s Judicial Strengthening Project, it was revealed that on an average the civil case disposal duration is 5.3 years and for criminal case is 3.7 years. The land or property related cases constitute the majority of civil cases (40.7 per cent).

  • 17 Feb 2014
    On the way to Human Development Television

    Human Development Television (HDTV) is an initiative of the UNDP supported Access to Information (a2i) programme for initiating television content targeting development outcomes, spanning the spectrum of skill development, public awareness and sensitization, learning (both child and adult) etc.

  • 13 Feb 2014
    From messenger to human rights ambassador

    Five years back, 15-year-old Rasel Hossain had to leave his studies to earn an income in Dhaka to support his family.

  • 08 Feb 2014
    Idea Camp to take service at fingertips

    To improve reach of service at people’s fingertips, Access to formation (a2i), Water Sanitation Project of World Bank and BASIS jointly arranged Idea Camp on February 8, 2014 at the BASIS Auditorium.

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