Knowledge for Management (K4DM)

Knowledge for Development Management (K4DM) Project is a joint initiative of the Government of Bangladesh and UNDP Bangladesh. The project is being implemented by Economic Relations Division (ERD), Ministry of Finance. This project is anchored in the UN Wing of ERD from where overall activities under the project is being coordinated. The project aims to promote and facilitate, a knowledge based decision making process through its planned interventions. Furthermore, in current scenario of decreasing trend of traditional Official Development Assistance, the project tries to contribute in the process of exploring the innovative alternatives for resource mobilization and its effective utilization through partnerships and capacity enhancement of the officials. In a spirit of building partnership, K4DM reaches out to all implementing partners including line ministries, civil society, think tanks, academia, eminent persons and grassroots.



  • ERDPEDIA - an information repository has been launched at ERD through development of a document management software and digitization of contents.
  • Consultative Group of ERD (CGE) established engaging 35 eminent persons
  • A study on South-South and Triangular Cooperation has been completed and the project is supporting establishment of South-South Cell in ERD.
  • Draft Strategy Paper for Resource Mobilization has been prepared and shared with the stakeholders.
  • Study on Diaspora Engagement for National Development has been initiated and a national consultant is working on this.
  • Training courses for GoB officials organized on UN System, Public Procurement, Project Management, Public Finance Management, Effective Office Management, Rules of Business , Development Effectiveness, Result Based Management, Theory of Change and Foreign Aid Management. A total 490 officials from ERD and line ministry /divisions participated in these training courses.
  • Workshops organized on ‘Innovation’, ‘Good Governance’ and ‘Prevention of Corruption’ by involving different stakeholders and Government officials.



Project start date:

January 2012

Estimated end date:

December 2020

Focus area:

  • build resilience to shocks and crisis
  • thought leadership
  • Project office:

    UNDP in Bangladesh

    Implementing partner:

    United Nations Development Programme

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  • Amount contributed


    Delivery in previous fiscal year

    2021 $287

    2020 $432,153

    2019 $257,663

    2018 $154,249

    2017 $308,967

    2016 $177,642

    2015 $5,701

    2014 $259,795

    2013 $264,414

    2012 $187,484

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