MDG Needs Assessment and Costing Report, 2009-2015
The ‘Millennium Development Goals (MDGs): Needs Assessment and Costing Report, 2009-2015’ in Bangladesh was prepared by the General Economics Division (GED), Planning Commission with the technical support of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).
The Report has been prepared through a highly participatory and consultative process through Five Thematic Working Groups (TWG). Each of the TWGs was lead by the respective lead Ministry for the thematic area. We would like to acknowledge the leadership and the contributions of the lead Ministries of the TWGs. They include General Economics Division (GED), Planning Commission, Ministry of
Primary and Mass Education, Ministry of Women and Children Affairs, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Ministry of Environment and Forests. Besides, other ministries / agencies and UN bodies as part of the TWGs contributed through a series of consultations.
The MDGs thematic area reports prepared by Dr. Md. Akteruzzaman, Dr. Sadeka Halim, Dr. Habibur Rahman, Ms. Nahid Akter Jahan and Dr. Nepal Chandra Dey formed the backbone of the final report. Coordination of the exercise with consultants and TWGs, and the compilation of the report was done by Mr. Narendra Mishra, Local Development and MDG Localisation Specialist, Support to monitoring
PRS and MDGs in Bangladesh, UNDP Bangladesh.
Dr. Yubaraj Khatiawada Senior Economist, MDGI, UNDP Regional Center Colombo, Ms. Menaka Gunwardene, UNDP RCC and Mr. Neil Fernando (formerly UNDP RCC) and other officials of UNDP Regional Center Bangkok and UNDP Regional Center Colombo provided training on use of the costing tools and technical backstopping for the MDG Needs Assessment and Costing exercise.