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Chandpur Mayor Distributes Business Grants

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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 United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).

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These business grants are part of socio-economic fund (SEF) which are distributed among beneficiaries through Ward level mass gathering. Respective Councilors, Pourashava staffs, local community people, beneficiaries, Community Development Committee (CDC) and Primary Group members, Project Implementation Committee (PIC) members and Ward committee members were also present.
UNDP launched this six-year national project to reduce urban poverty in partnership with the Local Government Division (LGD), Ministry of Local Government Rural Development & Cooperatives (MoLGRD&C), Government of Bangladesh, and the Department for International Development (DFID).

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The LIUPC project under UNDP’s National Urban Poverty Reduction Programme (NUPRP) follows the successful Urban Partnerships for Poverty Reduction (UPPR) project that demonstrated solutions to the urban governance challenges in Bangladesh. The DFID-funded and UNDP-implemented UPPR programme developed a community-led approach to slum improvement between 2008-2015, addressing issues of community empowerment, skills, livelihoods and small-scale infrastructure.

The project aims to contribute to balanced, sustainable growth by reducing urban poverty in Bangladesh and contribute to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030 that call for ‘leaving no one behind’.