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
Chittagong labour court gets workers’ legal aid cell
Aug 1, 2016
A legal aid cell has been established at Chittagong Labour Court recently by National Legal Aid Services Organisation (NLASO) of the Ministry of Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs with the technical support from UNDP Bangladesh under its Women’s Access to Justice Project.
Honorable Prime Minister inaugurates “Civil Service in Development Innovation-2016” Summit
Jul 28, 2016
On 28 July 2016, the Honorable Prime Minister of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh H.E Sheikh Hasina has inaugurated an international summit titled ‘Civil Service in Development Innovaation-2016” Summit in Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Novo Theatre located in Dhaka.
Access to Information (a2i) programme honored with ‘Public Administration Award 2016’
Jul 23, 2016
Sheikh Hasina, the Honorable Prime Minister of Bangladesh, honored the Access to Information (a2i) programme with the prestigious ‘Public Administration Award 2016’ for its innovative initiatives in leveraging ICTs in public service delivery. Stationed at the Prime Minister’s Office, the Access to Information (a2i) programme is supported by UNDP and USAID.
Seminar on “Creating Innovation does not Guarantee its Adoption: Using Research to Design Smart Public Policy”
Jul 17, 2016
Access to Information (a2i) Programme of the Prime Minister’s Office, UNDP Bangladesh and Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) jointly organised a seminar titled “Creating Innovation does not Guarantee its Adoption: Using Research to Design Smart Public Policy” on 17 July, 2016 at 9:00 am-11:00 am at Karabi Hall of the Prime Minister’s Office.