National Resilience Programme

As Bangladesh hopes to graduate from Least Developed Country (LDC) category by 2024, disaster risk reduction still remains a key priority of the Government of Bangladesh, which is also reflected in it's 7th Five Year Plan and various national policies. Bangladesh has also adopted global frameworks like SDGs, Sendai Framework etc. However, based on past achievements and lessons, Bangladesh has to maintain a holistic approach and to mainstream disaster risk reduction into development planning. The National Resilience Programme (NRP) is a unique partnership between Bangladesh Government and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), UN Women and United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS), that will provide strategic support to develop national capacity to keep pace with the changing nature of disasters. 

What we do

  • improve national-level capacities for risk-informed, gender- responsive and disability inclusive development planning.
  • strengthen national capacities to address recurrent and mega- disasters in a gender-responsive, and disability inclusive manner.
  • improve the capacity of selected public institutions to achieve resilient outcomes through risk-informed, gender-responsive infrastructure systems.
  • enhance women's leadership capacities for gender-responsive nation and local disaster management decisions, investments and policies.
  • strengthen community-level preparedness, response and recovery capacities for recurrent and mega disasters.
  • Status:


    Project start date:

    January 2017

    Estimated end date:

    December 2022

    Focus area:

  • build resilience to shocks and crisis
  • Project office:

    UNDP in Bangladesh

    Implementing partner:

    Planning Commission

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    Funding Support by

    Donor name

  • Un Office For Project Services
  • Amount contributed


    Delivery in previous fiscal year

    2022 $285,695

    2021 $1,344,755

    2020 $1,645,838

    2019 $1,345,441

    2018 $107,160

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