By working together, we can create lasting change for children
UNICEF collaborates with the Government of Bangladesh, the public sector which includes bilateral and multilateral donors, the private sector, the civil society and other UN organizations, to improve the health, nutrition, waster, sanitation and hygiene, education and protection of children in Bangladesh. Together we mobilize resources, strengthen systems, deliver services and advocate for and with children.
Government of Bangladesh
UNICEF Bangladesh supports its leading partner, the Government of Bangladesh, to address policy and budget gaps so that children can grow up protected, healthy and educated. We work with government ministries, departments and state institutions such as Parliament and the Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics to realize children’s rights.
UNICEF Bangladesh receives funding from the public sector through bilateral and multilateral partnerships. Our biggest bilateral donors include the European Union, and the Governments of the United States of America, the United Kingdom, Germany and Sweden. Our major multilateral partners are the World Bank, the Asian Development Bank, the Islamic Development Bank, the Global Alliance for Vaccine and Immunization, and the Global Partnership for Education. We rely on the commitments of our public sector partners to help improve the lives of children in Bangladesh.
UNICEF designs and implements partnerships to influence and harness the capacities and resources of the private sector in order to achieve key results for children and women in Bangladesh by addressing the impact of businesses on child rights. UNICEF also engages the private sector to generate funds for children’s programmes. This includes fundraising from individuals, corporates, associations and foundations both at the local level in Bangladesh as well as through various UNICEF National Committees.
Our civil society partners offer a broad range of expertise and experience, working with us to bring children health, nutrition, education, protection, water and sanitation services they need – even during emergencies. These partners also help generate to evidence on the evolving situation of children in Bangladesh. They include about 100 international and local non-governmental organizations as well as universities and research institutes.
UNICEF works with other UN agencies through joint programmes to harness our complementary strengths to realize the rights of children in Bangladesh.