P4D in partnership with the Cabinet Division of Bangladesh, reflects the vision and perspective plans of the Government of Bangladesh as well as the European Union’s focus on transparency and accountability aspects of public governance.
The EU’s global insights on enhancing quality standards multiple stakeholders including CSOs and government offices hold up the strategic backbone of P4D. The project corresponds to the framework of the EU-Bangladesh strategic objective of ‘Strengthening Democratic Governance’ in the EU Multi-Annual Indicative Programme for 2014-2020.
P4D activities involve engagement of government officials from all tiers, and this depends on crucial coordination efforts and guidance of the Cabinet Division. P4D is conceived on the premise of policy commitments of Bangladesh government to be more accountable and responsive to citizen rights and preferences in decision making and service delivery. The specific stress P4D lays upon civil society organisations as a key apparatus to strengthen democratic ownership is also essentially aligned with a range of legislations, plans, and functions of various executive, representative and statutory bodies.
P4D has signed MoU with national Institute of Local Govt, Ministry of Information, Bangladesh Public Administration Training Centre and Bangladesh Civil Service Administration Academy with a view to build capacity of civil servants.
The project is managed by the British Council.
P4D recognises the role of Civil Society Organisations (as acknowledged in the National Integrity Strategy 2012 of the government) in articulating public priorities, delivering aid, promoting human rights, shaping development policies and overseeing its implementation. With a view to achieving P4D’s objective of establishing collaborations with local government, the project provides selected grassroots CSOs/CBOs at union, Upazila and district levels with trainings and other facilities.
These grassroots organisations are rooted in their locality and will continue to operate after P4D closes, equipped with a new range of skills, knowledge and enhanced social capital to continue to engage with the local government and administration on behalf of the public.
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