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  • 15 Sep 2013
    Prioritizing local development a must for Aid Effectiveness

    Speakers at a consultation meeting on ‘Deepening Aid Effectiveness Agenda’ have called for enhancing the country’s internal capacity and prioritizing the local development needs in ensuring the effective use of overseas development assistance.

  • 15 Sep 2013
    Strengthening voices for democracy

    The voices were revealing. And were heard in the Parliament of Bangladesh Oath Room by no less an august audience than the Honourable Deputy Speaker, Members of Parliament from both the Ruling and Opposition Parties, Parliament Secretariat officials, the UNDP Country Director of Bangladesh, civil society leaders, academicians and youth representatives.

  • 14 Sep 2013
    Strengthening local government institutions emphasized

    Speakers at a divisional level policy dialogue stressed the need for strengthening the capacity of local government institutions (LGIs) to make those fully functional, democratic and transparent entities. They also laid emphasis on carrying out reforms in the existing Local Government (LG) system to empower the LGIs at all levels to deliver quality services to citizens.

  • 12 Sep 2013
    Integrating poor women into city governance

    Women in Bangladesh suffer under pervasive gender discrimination. Access to justice and services such as secondary and tertiary education and health remain far lower for women than for men. Significantly fewer women are employed and the ones that are receive considerably lower average salaries compared to their male co-workers.

  • 12 Sep 2013
    Promoting eco-friendly brick making to women entrepreneurs

    A joint workshop titled Towards Women Entrepreneurship in brick related Green Businesses was held on 12 September at Lakeshore Hotel, Dhaka. With support from Global Gender and Climate Alliance, UNDP-GEF funded GREEN Brick project in collaboration with Bangladesh Women Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BWCCI) organized the workshop to promote energy efficient brick making business among Bangladeshi women entrepreneurs.

  • 12 Sep 2013
    SSIP project document signed

    On September 12, 2013, UNDP and the Government of Bangladesh launched its newest project, Supporting Sustainable and Inclusive Development. UNDP and Government staff were on hand as Robert Jukham, UNDP Deputy Country Director, and Ashadul Islam, Additional Secretary of the UN Wing at the Government’s Economic Relations Division (ERD), formally signed off on this major initiative.

  • 11 Sep 2013
    UNDP launches Regional Report: ‘Leveraging Change for Better Lives’

    The United Nations Development Program (UNDP) launched its Asia-Pacific Regional Report ‘Leveraging Change for Better Lives’ in New York today, highlighting a string of successful programmes implemented between 2008 and 2012 in the region.

  • 10 Sep 2013
    Pauline Tamesis: Speech at the National Policy Workshop on Bringing Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Reduction Together Towards Resilience

  • 10 Sep 2013
    Workshop on bringing CCA and DRR together

    On 10 September 2013, a national policy consultation workshop was jointly organized UNDP and CDMP II at the Bangabandhu International Conference Center. The objective of the workshop was to bring the concept, practice and institutions in disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation together for a common objective to make vulnerable communities resilient.

  • 10 Sep 2013
    United Nations sets Bangladesh on a path towards disaster resilience

    In a national policy dialogue held at the Bangabandhu International Conference Center today the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and its partners in Bangladesh highlighted the importance of treating climate change adaptations and disaster risk reduction through aligned national policies and spending.

  • 09 Sep 2013
    Parliament secretariat strategic plan reviewed

    The Bangladesh Parliament Secretariat, supported by the Improving Democracy through Parliamentary Development (IPD) Project of UNDP, organized a workshop on September 9, 2013 to review the progress in implementation of the Annual Action Plan which underpins the Parliament Secretariat Strategic Plan.

  • 08 Sep 2013
    UPGP holds quarterly review and planning meeting

    The Union Parishad Governance Project (UPGP) at a quarterly meeting stressed the need for ensuring people’s participation in development activities at all levels, particularly in Union Parishads (UPs), to deliver quality services to the citizen. It also laid emphasis on generating innovative development ideas and transforming them into actions for greater welfare of the people.

  • 07 Sep 2013
    BRESL workshop held

    BRESL organized a day long training workshop titled “Policy Dialogue and Mass Awareness about Energy Efficient BRESL Products for Manufacturers, Importers, Traders and Consumers” on 7 September at Chittagong Chamber of Commerce and Industry. More than one hundred thirty participants from Chittagong were present at the workshop.

  • 07 Sep 2013
    Digital solutions for service delivery

    A four-day innovation camp aiming to solve social issues through the use of technology in Bangladesh ended on Saturday, with three winners and at least 20 digital solutions that people can now work with. UNDP and USAID Supported Access to Information (a2i) Programme of the Prime Minister's Office and Google Developers Group, Dhaka United International University jointly organised this camp.

  • 07 Sep 2013
    No brides before 18

    A seminar on the child marriage prevention campaign titled Bride not before 18 was held on 7 September 2013 at Deputy Commissioner Conference Room, Khulna. The program was jointly organized by the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) and World Vision Bangladesh.

  • 04 Sep 2013
    NSPS convergence meeting held

    A convergence meeting after two study tours to South Africa and Nepal to gain international insight and learn social protection best practices was organized at the Cabinet Meeting Room on September 4, 2013. The meeting was chaired by Cabinet Secretary and attended by nine secretaries from different Ministries, other high level government officials, the participants of study tours, UNDP Country Director Ms. Pauline Tamesis, and representatives from AusAID and DFID.

  • 04 Sep 2013
    Mainstreaming migration essential to Bangladesh’s development strategy

    A two-day long workshop on Mainstreaming Migration into National Development Strategies commenced today in the Marble Room at Ruposhi Bangla Hotel in Dhaka. The workshop is part of an SDC-supported IOM-UNDP joint global project entitled ‘Mainstreaming Migration into National Development Strategies,’ which is being implemented in Jamaica, Moldova, Tunisia and Bangladesh.

  • 03 Sep 2013
    Making citizens voices count

    Parliamentary Standing Committee on the Ministry of Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs has been in a process to recommend the government to simplify and modernize the land registry process in Bangladesh.

  • 03 Sep 2013
    ​Post disaster needs assessed in Taindong

    A UN inter-agency team coordinated by the Chittagong Hill Tracts Development Facility (CHTDF) recently conducted a Post Disaster Needs Assessment (PDNA) to assess the damages and needs of the communities affected by the recent communal violence of 03 August 2013, in Taindong Union of Khagrachari Hill District.

  • 02 Sep 2013
    “Working together to build an inclusive, sustainable and resilient Asia-Pacific”: UN Development Chief for Asia and the Pacific

    Haoliang Xu assumes his role as the new Director of the Regional Bureau for Asia and the Pacific at the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) today.