- How effective is the National Urban Poverty Reduction Programme (NUPRP) in Bangladesh at local and national levels?
- What is the impact, relevance, sustainability and efficiency of the programme and what lessons can be drawn?
ISS is collaborating with the Human Development Research Centre (HDRC) to answer these questions as part of an impact evaluation study of NUPRP.
NUPRP: Improving the lives of 6 million poor people across Bangladesh
The NUPRP aims to improve livelihoods and living conditions of up to 6 million poor people living in slums and informal settlements in cities and towns across Bangladesh.
It intends to contribute to inclusive and climate smart urban development, and involves interventions at multiple levels (national, municipal and community).
Why is this study relevant?
Although the primary purpose is to provide accountability to NUPRP funders, the evaluation will also produce lessons – based on the NUPRP experience - on approaches to address urban poverty. These lessons can in turn inform other urban poverty alleviation strategies and programmes in Bangladesh and beyond.
The evaluation is conducted for the UNDP (management team and Bangladesh Country Office), the UK Department for International Development and the Government of Bangladesh. However, the findings will also be of interest to researchers, civil society, donors and others working in the field of urban development and governance.
HDRC is the lead implementation agency. ISS is responsible for bringing the technical know-how in designing the impact evaluation, building on its experience in conducting large scale impact evaluations in different countries across the world.