Launching of three Policy Reports by GED: Bangladesh faces ‘considerable’ data gap in monitoring SDGs
Apr 27, 2017
Bangladesh is facing a “considerable” data gap for monitoring Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as data of less than one-third of the indicators are readily available while two-thirds are either partially available or not available at all, revealed a study report titled “Data Gap Analysis for Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): Bangladesh Perspective”.
- Next-Generation Agreement Signed between ICT Division and UNDP Apr 26, 2017
Bangladesh Peace Observatory Facility launched
Apr 26, 2017
A new database platform “Bangladesh Peace Observatory Facility” (BPO) has been launched at an event today organized by the Centre for Genocide Studies of the University of Dhaka, at Hotel Radisson Blue.
Village Courts project continues in 1,080 unions thanks to the partnership between the European Union and GoB
Apr 26, 2017
Success of the Activating Village Courts project, which in the previous seven years provided access to justice to over seven (7) million people mainly in rural areas, have led to an increased interest of the domestic and international public and the continuation of the partnership between the Government of Bangladesh, the European Union and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). The European Union finances with close to 40 million Euros, as said at an event today in Sonargaon Hotel in Dhaka, for the two phases of the Village Courts project implemented throughout the country, including the three districts in the CHT. The Government of Bangladesh is providing additional USD 5 million for the project to ensure access to justice to the most vulnerable and poor.
Bangladesh Improves in Human Development Index
Apr 26, 2017
Bangladesh moved up three spots and ranked 139th out of 188 countries in Global Human Development Index (HDI) 2015, says the Human Development Report (HDR) 2016 launched today (Wednesday, 5 April 2017) at NEC Conference Room, Planning Commission in Dhaka. As per HDR 2015, Bangladesh’s position was 142nd out of 188 countries.
- World’s most marginalized still left behind by global development priorities: UNDP report Apr 26, 2017
New project launched to reduce climate vulnerabilities of coastal communities
Mar 22, 2017
Bangladesh is one of the most climate vulnerable countries in the world. The country is frequently subjected to cyclones, floods, and storm surges due to the adverse impact of climate change. Coastal mangroves are playing significant role in protecting the life and livelihoods of the millions of vulnerable coastal populations from climate induced extreme weather events. Through this project, over 650 ha of mangroves will be planted, 112 ha of Fish-Fruit-Forest model will be demonstrated and about 60,000 climate vulnerable poor people will be benefitted through diversified climate resilient livelihoods options in five highly climate vulnerable coastal districts
UNDP’s Rejoinder on Dhaka Tribune Story : How Bangladesh lost $67m in Climate Change Finance (January 31, 2017)
Feb 1, 2017
It is unfortunate that UNDP was not contacted by the Dhaka Tribune for comment or clarification before the story was published. Had we been contacted, we would have drawn your attention to the following inaccuracies in the story:
Designing of SDGs Monitoring Framework for Bangladesh gets Momentum
Jan 5, 2017
General Economics Division (GED) with the technical and financial assistance of Support to Sustainable and Inclusive Planning (SSIP) Project organized a two-day long Inter-ministerial Consultation Workshop on ‘Designing a SDGs Monitoring Framework’ during 4-5 December 2016 at BRAC - CDM, Rajendrapur.
A turmeric and ginger revolution
Dec 17, 2016
Farmers in the Chittagong Hill Tracts are changing the agricultural game.