• Training Programme on “National Income Accounting” Nov 6, 2016

    National income accounting measures the prosperity of an economy and also helps compare national income across countries. While conceptually simple and elegant, the process of measurement of national income is a complex and sophisticated exercise. There are gaps and discrepancies between the text-book theories and practical approach of measuring national income.

  • Walton Hi-Tech Industries Ltd. launched HCFC-free refrigerators Nov 5, 2016

    On Saturday, 5th November, Walton Hi-Tech Industries Ltd launched its new line of refrigerators that runs on gases that neither deplete the ozone layer nor contribute to global warming. Honourable Deputy Minister Abdullah Al Islam Jacob inaugurated it.

  • Exposure visit on mangrove ecosystem restoration from Timor-Leste delegation Nov 4, 2016

    With the facilitation of UNDP Bangladesh, a delegation composed of 12 representatives from UNDP-Timor Leste and the Ministry of Agriculture of Timor Leste paid an exposure visit to Dhaka and Sonadia Island in the beginning of November.

  • UZGP holds first-ever Upazila-level SDG Orientation in Brahmanbaria, Barguna Nov 1, 2016

    For the first time in Bangladesh, 15 Upazila-level orientation workshops on “Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)” were held in Brahmanbaria and Barguna districts recently.

  • 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;

  • Q&A with Mohammad Mejbahuddin, Senior Secretary, Ministry of Finance, Bangladesh Oct 24, 2016

    We must act TOGETHER now because if not us, then who will? If not now, then when? The clock is ticking. We are just about 7.4 million minutes away before the deadline. The future is now. Let us act together. Let us leave no one behind.

  • 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.

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