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Creating a culture of innovation in Bangladesh

Soumic Ahmed, a recent graduate of civil engineering from Shahjalal University of Science and Technology, said, “Right at the beginning of my university life, I came across a video on social media…  


Why we're investing in women-owned businesses in the slums of Bangladesh

The litmus test is whether businesses can sustain beyond their seed funding. So far, we’re seeing over 60% of the participants continue their business after the initial six months.  


In Bangladesh, a change-maker in an urban slum

One year after her marriage, Jahanara and her husband shifted to Dhaka's Korail slum in 1998 and started her new family.  


Climate change and Asia’s deadly dengue fever outbreaks

It has been difficult to scroll through my newsfeed on social media for the past couple of months without feeling alarmed. In Bangladesh, the situation with dengue fever was dire, with people urgently…  


Creating Connections: South-South and Triangular Cooperation in Asia and the Pacific

The twelve stories in this publication showcase the depth and breadth of South-South and Triangular Cooperation, across Asia and the Pacific.  


Regional Guide for Schools to Prepare for Tsunamis

The Regional Guide is intended to provide practical guidance to school administration on how to prepare for and respond to a tsunami risk.  


A renewed social fabric: In Bangladesh's south-eastern hills, a rich tapestry of ethnic identities and cultures are finding renewal through community efforts supported by the ADB and UNDP

Bangladesh's Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT) have been marked by a 25-year history of armed conflict. Although the fighting formally ended in 1997 with the signing of the CHT Peace Accord that opened…  


Stopping violence to reduce HIV risk and mental health issues among sexual and gender minorities in South Asia

Men who have sex with men (MSM) and transwomen face higher HIV and health risks as well as negative impacts on their mental health due to violence based on sexual orientation, gender identity and…  


Know Violence: Exploring the links between violence, mental health and HIV risk among men who have sex with men and transwomen in South Asia

This new report by UNDP, International Center for Research on Women (ICRW) and APCOM Foundation explores the links between violence, mental health and HIV risk among men who have sex with men and…  


Budgeting for a Greener Planet

This assessment of climate change finance accountability aims to understand progress to date in establishing accountability systems for climate change finance, draw lessons, and guide actors — both…  

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