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Organisation overview: DG DEVCO is responsible for formulating the European Union's development policy.
Work in Bangladesh: The EU is assisting the government of Bangladesh in its priorities of developing the economy whilst addressing social exclusion and poverty.
Organisation overview: The International Development Association is the World Bank's fund supporting fragile and conflict-affected states.
Work in Bangladesh: The World Bank intends to support the government's vision of rapid poverty reduction through accelerated, sustainable, and inclusive growth, underpinned by stronger governance at central and local levels.
Organisation overview: IOM is dedicated to promoting humane and orderly migration for the benefit of all, including to migrants in need - refugees, IDPs and other victims of conflict.
Work in Bangladesh: The IOM in Bangladesh is actively engaged in regional policy formulation and is working with the South Asia Regional Initiative/Equity (SARI/Q) Project on various initiatives such as developing the Policy for Ensuring Safe Labour Migration within and beyond South Asia.
Organisation overview: UNCT exists in 136 countries, covering all of the 180 countries where there are United Nations programmes. The UNCT encompasses all the entities of the UN system that carry out operational activities for development, emergency, recovery and transition in programme countries.
Work in Bangladesh: UNCT is working to improve national employment, empowering women, and promoting development goals.
Organisation overview: UN Women implements programmes tailored to individual countries throughout Africa. Its strategies support women's participation in decision-making, leadership development and skills training.
Work in Bangladesh: UN Women’s Bangladesh Programme Office was established to implement the second phase of a Regional Programme to Empower Women Migrant Workers In Asia. It has made considerable advances in this area, including reducing violence against women, promoting economic empowerment, increasing leadership and political participation, and engendering National Planning and Budgeting.
Organisation overview: UNDP is the UN's key development organisation, seeking to improve lives based on its eight Millennium Development Goals.
Work in Bangladesh: UNDP, working in partnership with the government, development partners, and the people of Bangladesh, plays key roles in helping to improve the lives and livelihoods of poor people across Bangladesh.
Organisation overview: UNHCR is the UN agency mandated to lead and coordinate action to protect refugees and resolve their problems worldwide.
Work in Bangladesh: A major component of UNHCR's work in Bangladesh remains to increase the protection space for all groups of concern and to advocate with States in South-East Asia to establish effective legal frameworks governing the protection of refugees and stateless populations.
Organisation overview: The primary role of the WHO is to direct and coordinate international health within the United Nations’ system.
Work in Bangladesh: WHO Bangladesh has been providing technical assistance to the Government of Bangladesh for strengthening the public health system since the beginning of its collaboration in 1972.
Organisation overview: Action Aid works to end hunger and poverty, provide education for all, deal with conflicts and emergencies, and support women's rights.
Work in Bangladesh: Action Aid works in Bangladesh to support and advocate for the poor, assist and build capacity for civil society organisations, and constantly strives to improve sustainability of development initiatives.
Organisation overview: The Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) is the global humanitarian organization of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. Through an international network, ADRA delivers relief and development assistance to individuals in more than 130 countries—regardless of their ethnicity, political affiliation, or religious association.
Work in Bangladesh: ADRA Bangladesh strives to empower women through literacy training, microfinance loans, and small-business management.
Organisation overview: CAFOD works in disaster relief and development, in particular on basic infrastructure, workers rights and advocacy towards donor governments.
Work in Bangladesh: CAFOD in Bangladesh works with their partner, Action on Disability and Development, to bring disabled people together in groups to talk about the problems they are facing and to demand change.
Organisation overview: CAAT works to end the international arms trade, promoting progressive demilitarisation and ending government financial and political support for arms export.
Work in Bangladesh: CAAT reports on sales and arms data on Bangladesh.
Organisation overview: CARE is a leading humanitarian organisation fighting global poverty, with a special focus on working alongside poor women.
Work in Bangladesh: CARE is focused on responding to emergencies and working on long-term development. They have a strong focus on empowering marginalised women.
Organisation overview: Caritas Internationalis is a confederation of over 160 members who are working at the grassroots in almost every country of the world. It supports the poor, vulnerable and excluded, regardless of race or religion.
Work in Bangladesh: Caritas Bangladesh has projects based around 4 main priorities: education, social justice and human rights, health and care, and sustainable livelihood and disaster management.
Organisation overview: The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace is a global network of policy research centers in Russia, China, Europe, the Middle East, and the United States.
Work in Bangladesh: Carnegie has a programme on South Asia, with expert opinion, research, media and events.
Organisation overview: Catholic Relief Services is the official international humanitarian agency of the Catholic community in the United States.
Work in Bangladesh: Through its local partner, Caritas Bangladesh, CRS responds to natural disasters and emergencies with lifesaving aid. In addition, CRS funds educational and food security programs for disadvantaged Bangladeshi children, including those from tribal communities.
Organisation overview: Danish Church Aid works to support the poorest communities around the world.
Work in Bangladesh: Danish Church Aid in Bangladesh focuses on disaster risk reduction, climate change and humanitarian response, resilient livelihoods and food security, active citizenship and migrants’ rights.
Organisation overview: With a particular focus on connecting young people in the United States and Arab and Muslim world, Empower Peace uses the latest technology to break down misconceptions and build meaningful relationships and skills.
Work in Bangladesh: The Women2Women programme at Empower Peace focuses on building a network of young women from the United States and around the globe, including Bangladesh, and providing them with the tools, relationships, and opportunities required to lead.
Organisation overview: FES is committed to social democracy and aims to promote these values by offering political education, promoting and deepening democracy, defending freedom and human rights, facilitating development and social justice, promoting security and gender equality and contributing to international dialogue
Work in Bangladesh: FES in Bangladesh aims at facilitating inclusive dialogues on social justice with a focus on labour rights, sustainable development and international cooperation.
Organisation overview: Handicap takes action in situations of poverty and exclusion, conflict and disaster.
Work in Bangladesh: HI's main goal in Bangladesh is to build the capacities of local disabled people’s organizations.
Organisation overview: IANSA is the global movement against gun violence, linking civil society organisations working to stop the proliferation and misuse of small arms and light weapons.
Work in Bangladesh: IANSA's partner in Bangladesh is South Asia Partnership Bangladesh (SAP).
Organisation overview: Composed of 60 eminent judges and lawyers from all regions of the world, the International Commission of Jurists promotes and protects human rights through the Rule of Law.
Work in Bangladesh: The ICJ has a range of reports and news on legal reform and rule of law in Bangladesh.
Organisation overview: The International Crisis Group conducts independent research and analyis on conflicts around the world.
Work in Bangladesh: The ICG has a range of reports and analysis on Bangladesh.
Organisation overview: IFRC is a worldwide humanitarian organisation providing assistance without discrimination as to nationality, race, religious beliefs, class or political opinions.
Work in Bangladesh: The Bangladesh Red Crescent Society has played a crucial role in the relief, rescue and rehabilitation of victims of natural disasters, establishing safe blood donation systems and creating methods to reunite families after conflict.
Organisation overview: IREX is an international nonprofit organization providing thought leadership and innovative programs to promote positive lasting change
Work in Bangladesh: IREX has initiated the following programmes in Bangladesh: the Community College Initiative, the International Leaders in Education Programme, Community Solutions, and the Teaching Excellence and Achievement Programme.
Organisation overview: Islamic Relief is an independent humanitarian and development organisation with a presence in over 40 countries around the globe.
Work in Bangladesh: Islamic Relief provides humanitarian aid and disaster relief as well as assistance in development projects.
Organisation overview: Medecin sans frontieres is an international, independent, medical humanitarian organisation that delivers emergency aid to people affected by armed conflict, epidemics, natural disasters and exclusion from healthcare.
Work in Bangladesh: MSF provides essential care to vulnerable groups in Bangladesh, such as undocumented refugees, young women, and people living in remote areas and urban slums.
Organisation overview: OXFAM is primarily focused on sustainable development and poverty allieviation in the Global South.
Work in Bangladesh: Oxfam in Bangladesh has assisted with natural disasters and supported civilians during times of war. They work with a wide range of partners including civil society organizations, NGOs, media organizations, foreign and local universities, private sector companies and different levels of government.
Organisation overview: Pax Christi works on a variety of issues in human rights, human security, disarmament, de-militarisation, just world order, religion and violent conflict.
Work in Bangladesh: Pax Christi has information on its member organisations in Bangladesh.
Organisation overview: Plan International is one of the oldest and largest children's development organisations in the world. Plan works in 51 developing countries across Africa, Asia and the Americas to promote child rights and lift millions of children out of poverty.
Work in Bangladesh: Plan International works to protect vulnerable children, improve community healthcare, and ensure both girls and boys complete quality primary education.
Organisation overview: RI dedicates itself to seeking and addressing the long-term developmental needs of its beneficiaries even while in the emergency phase. The agency recognizes that disasters have the most negative impact on the lives of the poor; yet disasters, and especially the movement of the populations, can also bring about unexpected, positive social change. This context can therefore serve as a window of opportunity for eradicating poverty and social injustice.
Work in Bangladesh: RI is currently focused on fighting zoonoses disease, promoting local culture in the Sundarbans, protecting victims of human trafficking, and promoting economic and social security through the use of traditional resources.
Organisation overview: Saferworld is an independent international organisation working to prevent violent conflict and build safer lives.
Work in Bangladesh: Saferworld works to promote security and justice in Bangladesh through encouraging greater citizen participation, creating safer communities, and enhancing the early warning and early action capacities of local civil society members.
Organisation overview: Save the Children works to save children's lives, fight for their rights, and help them to fulfil their potential.
Work in Bangladesh: Save the Children Bangladesh works to ensure that all children realize their rights and grow to their full potential as active, respected citizens.
Organisation overview: SNV works with local partners to equip communities, businesses and organisations with the tools, knowledge and connections they need to increase their incomes and gain access to basic services – empowering them to break the cycle of poverty and guide their own development.
Work in Bangladesh: SNV’s goal is to catalyze sustainable development processes. Currently, SNV is working to promote sexual and reproductive health for garment workers, promote clean cookstoves, and promote proper waste management.
Organisation overview: Transparency International is a global movement seeking to fight corruption and bribery, conducting research and advocating change.
Work in Bangladesh: Bangladesh ranks 145/175 on TI's Corruption Perceptions Index.
Organisation overview: World Vision is a global Christian relief, development and advocacy organisation dedicated to working with children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice/
Work in Bangladesh: World Vision works to improve health status of mothers and children, improve access and quality to education, ensure children are protected and cared for, create economic opportunities for the poor, address urban abject poverty, and respond to disasters and the impact of climate change.