50% of Bangladesh’s population will live in urban settlements by 2030

 

Economic and climate-induced migration is causing Bangladesh’s urban population to swell. Many people in urban areas find shelter in overcrowded, unhygienic slums, and lack of access to basic services like housing, infrastructure, safe drinking water, sanitation, health and education. People also often have limited access to skills, employment, finance and livelihood opportunities.

We work to make cities inclusive, safe and sustainable through improving wellbeing, reducing multidimensional poverty and supporting people living in urban poverty to exercise their rights. We promote community-led service integration, social enterprise approaches and public-private-community partnerships for pro-poor urban development.

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  • Alhaj Md. Abdul Goni, Honourable Mayor of Savar municipality
    BRAC has played an incredible role in improving the standard of living of people in my municipality who are helpless and insolvent. This new initiative by BRAC to improve workers’ skills free of cost and placing them in the right job has been praiseworthy not just by me but by everyone in my municipality.
    Alhaj Md. Abdul Goni
    Mayor of Savar municipality
  • Muhammad Abdul Mannan, MP, Chief guest Ministry of Planning
    I am optimistic that BRAC along with the local government will be able to tackle the ongoing slum crisis despite the challenges and roadblocks. Uniformity and consistency have to be maintained as we address urban healthcare, decentralization of informal sector and other services across the country.
    MA Mannan MP
    Honorable Minister , Ministry of Planning
  • Tazkin Ahmed, Honorable Mayor, Satkhira municipality
    BRAC’s contribution in improving the standard of living of people of my municipality who have been living in poverty has been spectacular. BRAC’s new initiative to build low-cost affordable houses for people from low-income settlements has been praiseworthy by everyone in the municipality.
    Tazkin Ahmed
    Mayor, Satkhira municipality

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