• Parliamentarians: Making Social Protection a Reality Oct 24, 2016

    Amongst their constituency interests in Parliament, in terms of social protection, Members of Parliament bear a three pronged role: advocacy, representing the various interests of their constituency and playing an influential role in deciding how public funds should be allocated to help the extreme poor;

  • South-South Cooperation: Making the Brick Industry More Environmentally Sustainable Oct 23, 2016

    UNDP and the House Building Research Institute (HBRI) held a joint policy dialogue about the transformation needed in the traditional brick sector, highlighting its significant contribution to air pollution, top soil loss (2840 million CFT/y) and CO2 emissions (11.59 million tons/y).

  • 210 Youth Applications to Make Bangladesh more Earthquake Resilient Oct 23, 2016

    UNDP is thrilled to announce that over 210 proposals were submitted for challenge funds on earthquake preparedness! With teams of at least 4 youth, over 900 young Bangladeshis have submitted their ideas to helping Bangladesh become more resilient to disasters.

  • New UNDP Bangladesh Country Director due Sunday Oct 23, 2016

    Newly appointed UNDP Bangladesh Country Director Sudipto Mukerjee arrives Dhaka on Sunday.

  • The New Urban Agenda: What our cities can be Oct 20, 2016

    The future is urban and nowhere is that more true than in Bangladesh. If current rates of urbanisation continue, the country's urban population will double by 2035. Around the Bay of Bengal, a mega city would join Dhaka to Chittagong, creating one of the world's largest conglomerations.

  • World Teachers’ Day and Teachers’ Conference-2016 Oct 4, 2016

    World Teachers’ Day 2016 will be observed by a2i Programme with Teachers’ Conference at BIAM Auditorium, Cox’s Bazar on 4th to 6th of October 2016.

  • Why Copenhagen Consensus is wrong on cash transfers Sep 29, 2016

    The think tank Copenhagen Consensus Centre is currently publishing a number of studies under its Bangladesh Priorities project, with the purpose of identifying the smartest solutions for the country, informed by Benefit-Cost Ratio (BCR) rating.

  • Bangladesh public service innovations earn global plaudits Sep 20, 2016

    The Bangladesh government’s success in transforming the country’s public services through innovation and technology, earned global plaudits this week during the United Nations General Assembly in New York.

  • UZGP launches ‘Red Card Campaign’ to combat early marriage, sexual harassment Sep 5, 2016

    The Upazila Governance Project (UZGP) is going to launch a school-level “Red Card Campaign” on Wednesday, 7 September 2016, aimed at raising awareness among school students, teachers, guardians and community people to fight against early marriage and sexual harassment.

  • Bangladesh government officially launched the UN-REDD Bangladesh National Programme Aug 3, 2016

    On 3rd August 2016, the Government of Bangladesh (GoB), in rally with its development partners- UNDP Bangladesh and FAO Bangladesh, officially launched the Bangladesh National Programme of the United Nations Collaborative Programme on REDD+ in developing countries