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SWAPNO: Empowering and employing rural women in RMG sector

mini-garments factory is the partner organisation of an effort to develop and expand the local apparel market that will benefit the extreme poor and vulnerable rural women in Bangladesh  


Making handwashing inclusive for all in Cox’s Bazar during pandemic

This disability-inclusive handwashing station was designed by UNDP in collaboration with the Age and Disability Working Group (ADWG).  


Empower urban local government to attain SDGs

Before the COVID-19 pandemic, only about 18 per cent of urban households were covered by social protection according to the World Bank. “With a prolonged crisis that has resulted in a significant rise…  


Moner Bondhu: A friend in need

Along with actively working with UNDP, Moner Bondhu has been engaging on social media with awareness posts and animated videos to educate people about mental healthcare.  


National Governance Assessment Framework launched

The Governance Innovation Unit of the Prime Minister's Office and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Bangladesh, virtually launched the implementation of the National Governance…  


Watershed Co-management Activity Plan launched in CHT with support from USAID

Government approved Action Plan the BFD has begun implementation of forest ecosystem restoration in the Headwater Reserved Forests and Protected Areas of the Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT).  


Start-ups to take care of our mind and body

SHOUT, The Daily Star and UNDP Bangladesh have partnered up to bring you stories of impactful start-ups. These enterprises—all aligned with a singular or multiple UN Sustainable Development Goals—are…  


Inter-ministerial working group for better climate change responsive budget allocation

The project aims to enhance the capacities of vulnerable communities, Local Government Institutions and civil society organisations for planning and financing climate change adaptation solutions in…  


COVID-19: UNDP providing support to the furthest behind first

These communities are not well-positioned to stock daily essentials during a crisis such as the Coronavirus outbreak, neither can they earn their livelihoods in the usual manner. The pandemic does not…  


World Humanitarian Day 2020

On World Humanitarian Day (August 19), we are paying tribute to the real-life heroes who have committed their lives to helping others during the unprecedented crisis of the Covid-19 pandemic. We thank…  

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