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Sustainable intervention is our commitment: Mayor AHM Khairuzzaman Liton

Posted on 2019-09-07

RAJSHAHI, SEPTEMBER 07 (2019): Rajshahi City Corporation (RCC) Mayor AHM Khairuzzaman (Liton) has underscored the need for ensuring sustainability in development interventions for urban poverty reduction. “There had been a number of poverty reduction initiatives and interventions in the past which were not sustainable,” the Mayor said adding, ...


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Better coordination - a key to maximise the impact of urban poverty

Posted on 2019-08-21

DHAKA, August 21, 2019: Members of the Project Steering Committee of Livelihoods Improvement of Urban Poor Communities Project (LIUPCP) have underscored the need for better coordination among all the development projects being implemented in different city corporations and paurashavas across the country for effective implementation of the projec...


Chairperson of CDC Town Federation, Selina Akter is briefing the Journalist Team about how community people identify their own problems through social mapping, identify beneficiary and prioritize the problems to be solved.

German journos impressed by urban livelihood improvement in Bangladesh

Posted on 2019-07-01

DHAKA, JULY 1 (2019): A team of senior journalists from Germany visited Sat Tala slum at Mohakhali in the capital to capture how Bangladesh is tackling urban poverty. The team from different renowned media groups based in Berlin observed how the life and livelihoods of the slum dwellers in Bangladesh are improving through innovative interventi...


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LIUPCP introduces hotline services for whistleblowing

Posted on 2019-06-18

Livelihoods Improvement of Urban Poor Communities Project (LIUPCP) of Local Government Division (LGD) has set up a hotline services (also known as call centre services) to capture any potential allegation takes place in the operations of the project. The hotline number is 16256. A group of dedicated executives/call recipients are in place (9:...


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Orientation for LGI Key staff, Federation & Cluster Leaders on SIF Infrastructure Imple...

Posted on 2019-06-17

Chandpur, June 17 (2019): Chandpur Paurashava Mayor Nasir Uddin Ahamed has requested all the community development committee (CDC) leaders to maintain quality of the infrastructural development works taking place in his municipality. The Mayor was addressing an orientation programme organised by Livelihoods Improvement of Urban Poor Communitie...


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Chandpur Mayor Distributes Business Grants

Posted on 2019-04-23

Chandpur, April 23 (2019): Mayor of Chandpur Pourashava Md Nasir Uddin Ahmed has distributed business grants among 143 beneficiaries in Chandpur. So far, a total of 264 business grants have been distributed among the beneficiaries. These grants were offered under the Livelihoods Improvement of Urban Poor Communities Project (LIUPCP) of the Uni...


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Navigating the complexities of social impact bonds for the SDGs

Posted on 2019-04-09

The potential of social impact bonds (SIBs) to contribute to an estimated US$2.5 – 3 trillion in annual investment for the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) has attracted increased attention over recent years. A social impact bond is a contract with the public sector in which a commitment is made to pay for social services which result i...


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What Works for the Urban Poor?

Posted on 2019-04-08

The UPPR Experience in Bangladesh The Urban Partnerships for Poverty Reduction (UPPR), one of the largest urban development programmes in the world, helped nearly three million people improve their livelihoods and living conditions in just 7 years between 2008 and 2015 in cities and towns of Bangladesh. This article highlights best practice...


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Reflecting on 10 years of the International Aid Transparency Initiative

Posted on 2019-04-08

Over the past decade, UNDP has been a global leader in aid transparency. As a founding member of the International Aid Transparency Initiative (IATI), we have been at the heart of a global transparency movement, working to make information on development and humanitarian resources open and accessible to all development partners. As the coordin...


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