Urban Partnerships for Poverty Reduction The Urban Partnerships for Poverty Reduction Project (UPPR) works with communities in poor urban settlements across Bangladesh to improve livelihoods and living conditions. Working in partnership with the Government of Bangladesh and UN Habitat, UNDP believes that these communities are best placed to identify their main priorities.
National Social Protection Strategy At the Dhaka Social Protection Conference in late 2011, the Government of Bangladesh announced the preparation of a National Social Protection Strategy (NSPS).
Support to Inclusive and Sustainable Planning The objective of SISP is to strengthen policy and technical capacity within key Government agencies in Bangladesh. The project has a definitive focus on inclusive, pro-poor economic policy, and aims to build Government capacity for sustainable environmental planning to secure a balanced and equitable future.
Police Reform Programme Phase II The Police Reform Programme (PRP) is a comprehensive capacity building initiative to improve human security in Bangladesh. PRP works to support the transition of the Bangladesh Police from a colonial style police force to a more effective and service-oriented police organisation.
Judicial Strengthening The Judicial Strengthening project, known as JUST, aims to improve access to justice, especially for disadvantaged and vulnerable groups. JUST supports the Government of Bangladesh in implementing key changes to ensure rapid treatment of the cases brought to justice and creating friendlier spaces for justice seekers.
Bangladesh National Human Rights Commission The National Human Rights Commission of Bangladesh (NHRC) is an independent statutory body formed under the National Human Rights Commission Act 2009. The NHRC serves as the major national human rights watchdog, monitoring implementation of state obligations to respect protection and the fulfillment of the rights of every citizen of society.
Civil Service Change Management Programme The Civil Service Change Management Programme seeks to support and strengthen the Government of Bangladesh’s reform initiatives by providing on-demand assistance across the board to the Bangladesh Civil Service (BCS).
Construction of Server Stations for the Electoral Database The Construction of Server Stations for the Electoral Database (CSSED) project was implemented as a follow-up of the Preparation of the Electoral Roll with Photographs project, which aimed to create a complete biometric voter list for the 2008 national elections.
Union Parishad Governance Project The Union Parishad Governance Project (UPGP) aims to support the government of Bangladesh in meeting the Millennium Development Goals through effective, inclusive, participatory and democratic local governance.
Upazila Governance Project The Upazila Governance Project (UZGP) is part of the programmatic framework of the UNDP and the United Nations Capital Development Fund to support the Government of Bangladesh’s local governance reforms. Upazilas (UZP) are Bangladesh’s second lowest tier of government.
Access to Information (ll) From 2007 to 2011, UNDP supported the Access to Information (a2i) project to transform the public service delivery through a range of e-services, from simple SMS services on mobile phones to entire walk-in e-service centres that have been scaled up on a national level, catapulting Bangladesh into the digital age.
Activating Village Courts in Bangladesh The formal justice system in Bangladesh is overwhelmed by the demand for legal recourse. But for the vast majority of the population, the prohibitive costs of formal justice, coupled with a poor understanding of legal matters, means that access to justice is outside their reach.
Justice Sector Facility Promotion and the protection of access to justice is a key priority for the Government of Bangladesh. But the justice sector faces several constraints in delivering timely, affordable and accessible justice. One of the barriers is the slow processing rate of cases and the accumulation of unprocessed cases. This backlog is placing considerable pressure on the sector and is hampering access to justice, whether it is due to too complex procedures, lack of effective case management between agencies, or outdated laws. A lack of coordination and cooperation between justice sector agencies, which are heavily interdependent upon one another, is another impediment in delivering justice efficiently.
Improving Democracy through Parliamentary Development The Improving Democracy through Parliamentary Development (IPD) project is committed to strengthening the parliament to improve its legislative capacity, its oversight functions and its democratic practices through institutional and operational reforms.
Early Recovery Facility UNDP established the Early Recovery Facility (ERF) as a way of financing and implementing emergency response and early recovery efforts to disasters in order to close the gap between the relief phase and long-term recovery.
Chittagong Hill Tracts Development Facility In partnership with the Government, development partners, Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT) communities, and NGOs, UNDP is supporting the Promotion of Development and Confidence Building in the Chittagong Hill Tracts through the Chittagong Hill Tracts Development Facility (CHTDF).
Comprehensive Disaster Management Programme The Comprehensive Disaster Management Programme (CDMP) is a flagship collaborative initiative of the Bangladesh Ministry of Disaster Management and Relief and UNDP. Its core objective is to strengthen national capacity to manage risks related to disasters, as well as the immediate response and the recovery efforts.
Coastal Afforestation The project aims to reduce the vulnerability of coastal communities to the impacts of climate change through afforestation (establishment of a forest or tree planting) and livelihood diversification.
Poverty Environment and Climate Mainstreaming The Poverty, Environment and Climate Mainstreaming (PECM) project is a joint initiative of the General Economics Division (GED) of the Government of Bangladesh and UNDP. It aims to enhance the institutional capacity of targeted national stakeholders to integrate poverty-environment-climate linkages into their national development planning process, documents and guidelines.