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Analysis of WASH Budget Allocation and Expenditure

PPRC, in collaboration with WaterAid, has been working on a project analyzing trends in budget allocation and expenditure on Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) related projects. Secondary data on annual government WASH budget allocation was used to report on efficiency and gaps related to this issue.

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Improving The Role Of Urban Local Governments In Labor-intensive Public Works

Public works has traditionally been deployed as a strong short-term measure to counteract the economic vulnerability of the poor with the creation of community assets as an additional goal. The focus of public works has so far mostly been on rural areas. With the severe economic impact of Covid-19 on the urban poor, adoption of an urban labour-intensive public works (LIPW) programme has become an important policy option. The World Bank is supporting the Government of Bangladesh in rolling out a Covid response recovery program through urban local governments with a major emphasis on urban LIPW. PPRC had undertaken a research project to prepare appropriate guidelines for such an intervention based on primary and secondary research.

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PPRC-UNFPA Partnership on Accelerated Realization of ICPD 3 Zeroes Agenda

PPRC has embarked on a four-year strategic advocacy partnership with UNFPA Bangladesh to generate new momentum on the 3 zeroes agenda after the Covid-19 hiatus. The ICDP25 3 Zeroes Agenda is a transformative call to action on the critical issues of UHC, women’s empowerment and fulfillment of youth potentials. Right after the Nairobi summit, Covid-19 struck and for three years the issues of the 3 Zeroes Agenda could not be addressed in earnest. To re-energize the commitment and attention, PPRC in partnership with UNFPA organized a multi-stakeholder national workshop on September, 2022 in Dhaka A set of roundtables to deepen focus and strengthen understanding and priorities on specific dimensions of each of the 3 zeroes has been planned.

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Surveillance Study for Measuring the Financial Hardship Caused by Healthcare Expenditure and the Determinants of such Expenditure in Bangladesh

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