UNDP is contributing NCC through the “Urban Partnerships for Poverty Reduction (UPPR) Project”.
UPPR is the largest urban poverty reduction initiative in Bangladesh, and one of the largest in the world. Its goal is To reduce urban poverty in Bangladesh and its purpose is To improve the livelihoods and living conditions of three million urban poor and extremely poor people, especially women and girls. US$120 million are being provided for this purpose, on a cost sharing basis, by the UK Department for International Development (DFID), LGED and UNDP. The implementing partners are the Local Government Engineering Department (LGED) under the Local Government Division, Ministry of Local Government, Rural Development and Cooperatives, UNDP, UN-Habitat and respective Municipalities and City Corporations.
Project at a Glance
Project Title: Urban Partnerships for Poverty Reduction
Implementing Partner: Local Government Engineering Department (LGED), Local Government Division, Ministry of Local Government, Rural Development and Cooperatives, municipalities and city corporations, community development committees (CDCs)
UN Implementing Agency: UNDP, UN-Habitat
Project Budget: US$ 120.0 million
Project Start Date: March 2008
Project Completion Date: August 2014
Narayanganj City Corporation is going to conduct the project “Urban Disaster Response Preparedness Project in Narayanganj City Corporation” with UNDP. Expected date of commencement is October, 2013 & expected date of completion is December, 2015.