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

 

Up to 2,000 people move to Dhaka, Bangladesh’s capital, every day, making it the world’s fastest-growing megacity. Many of these people end up living in informal settlements, lacking access to basic services like housing, infrastructure, safe drinking water, sanitation, health and education.

We make cities work for everyone. Our community-led development approach ensures that people living in marginalised situations in cities have access to livelihood opportunities and basic services. We partner with city authorities to promote inclusive, gender-responsive and resilient urban development.

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  • 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, decentralisation of informal sector and other services across the country.
    MA Mannan MP
    Honorable Minister , Ministry of Planning
  • BRAC has been working with Dhaka North City Corporation for many years on different urban issues. I call BRAC to come up with ideas of inclusive development including the street hawkers for creating effective, sustainable, and permanent urban model plans.
    Md Atiqul Islam
    Mayor, Dhaka North City Corporation
  • BRAC’s contribution in improving the living standards of people living in poverty in my municipality has been spectacular. BRAC’s new initiative to build low-cost affordable houses for people from low-income settlements has been praised by everyone in the municipality.
    Tazkin Ahmed
    Mayor, Shatkhira Municipality

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