Fiscal Decentralisation Bangladesh

Under the umbrella of the Upazila Governance Project (UZGP) and the Union Parishad Governance Project (UPGP), UNDP-UNCDF Bangladesh in cooperation with the Local Government Division of the Government of Bangladesh aimed to bring together stakeholders from different levels of government to be trained on Decentralization and Local Governance. The main aim was to effectively be able to foster participatory local development and service delivery for the MDGs through better-informed planning and decision making at the decentralized level. As such, a total of three five-day training courses on Decentralization and Local Development were organized in Dhaka and Cox’s Bazar. The project ran between 2013 and 2014.


  1. Learn the participants to initiate policy and administrative reforms on decentralization for service delivery and MDG achievement
  2. Explain and envision an appropriate decentralization perspective and consequent policy in the context of Bangladesh’s governance structure
  3. Let the participants analyze policy and administrative options related to operationalization of decentralization for improvement in service delivery and achieving the MDGs
  4. Increased the participants’ knowledge of fiscal decentralization theories and policies from multi-country perspective
  5. Provide the participants with a better understanding of local public financial management that could result in efficient and accountable socio-economic development


  • 96 participants trained on Fiscal Decentralisation.