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  • 12 Sep 2013
    Integrating poor women into city governance

    Women in Bangladesh suffer under pervasive gender discrimination. Access to justice and services such as secondary and tertiary education and health remain far lower for women than for men. Significantly fewer women are employed and the ones that are receive considerably lower average salaries compared to their male co-workers.

  • 04 Sep 2013
    NSPS convergence meeting held

    A convergence meeting after two study tours to South Africa and Nepal to gain international insight and learn social protection best practices was organized at the Cabinet Meeting Room on September 4, 2013. The meeting was chaired by Cabinet Secretary and attended by nine secretaries from different Ministries, other high level government officials, the participants of study tours, UNDP Country Director Ms. Pauline Tamesis, and representatives from AusAID and DFID.

  • 31 Aug 2013
    Social protection team visit South Africa and Nepal

    The Government of Bangladesh (GoB) committed, during the 2011 Social Protection Conference, to develop a National Social Protection Strategy (NSPS). The development of the strategy has since then become a major area of donor and GoB focus. Learning from best practice abroad is a vital part of these efforts.

  • 28 Jul 2013
    National social protection strategy discussed

    General Economics Division (GED) of Planning Commission with the assistance of UNDP organized an inception workshop on “National Social Protection Strategy (NSPS)” on 28 July 2013 at Ruposhi Bangla Hotel.

  • 11 Jul 2013
    Hygiene behavior change in Savar

    Collaboration between communities, municipal authorities and project partners to raise awareness on health, environmental and menstrual hygiene in poor urban communities throughout Bangladesh has led to an increase in pro-poor budget allocations in Savar Municipality, ensuring continuous funding to better living conditions and health situation of poor households.

  • 29 Jun 2013
    Turning skills into jobs for poor women

    Underprivileged women from urban communities are receiving skills training as part of a joint initiative between UNDP and the private sector.

  • 02 May 2013
    Heads of DFID and UNDP visit urban upgrading in Dhaka slum together

    Head of DFID mission in Bangladesh Sarah Cooke and UNDP Country Director Pauline Tamesis made a joint visit to a UPPR community on 28 April to observe and better understand the urban challenges the poor face in slums as well as UPPR’s integrated approach to address urban poverty.

  • 16 Mar 2013
    Post-2015 agenda calls for sustainable and resilient cities

    Civil Society groups have identified the rise of extreme poverty and inequality in cities as a threat to achieving the goals of inclusive and sustainable urbanization.

  • 29 Jan 2013
    Bangladesh Wins UNDP Award with poverty reduction story

    Bangladesh won second place in an annual United Nations Development Programme competition, with a story that highlights the success of the country’s poverty alleviation efforts, with a specific focus on the contributions that destitute women have made in the economic sphere.

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