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UNICEF to provide $306m in 5 yrs

  • Staff Correspondent
  • 25 January, 2022 12:00 AM
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UNICEF to provide $306m in 5 yrs
ERD Secretary Fatima Yasmin and UNICEF Representative to Bangladesh Sheldon Yett pose for a photo during the signing ceremony of the Bangladesh-UNICEF CPD 2022-2026 at Economic Relations Division on Sunday.

UNICEF will provide $306 million financing to Bangladesh in the next five years under its new country programme document (CPD) 2022-2026.

ERD Secretary Fatima Yasmin and UNICEF Representative to Bangladesh Sheldon Yett signed the Bangladesh-UNICEF CPD 2022-2026 on behalf of their respective sides at Economic Relations Division (ERD) on Sunday.

High-ranking officials from ERD and UNICEF were present on the occasion.

Fatima Yasmin said that the new CPD would significantly contribute to overall development of children and women in Bangladesh.

She lauded the UNICEF for its significant contribution in Bangladesh since 1971.

UNICEF Representative Sheldon Yett mentioned that the commitment of UNICEF to child development remains at the heart of its work in Bangladesh and the document will address these issues.

Different activities will be implemented from 2022 to 2026 under this CPD. The previous CPD 2017-2020 was supposed to end on 31 December 2020.

Due to COVID-19 situation, the previous CPD was extended up to 31 December 2021.

The CPD 2022-2026 has six sectoral components: health; nutrition; education; child protection; water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH); and social protection.

The CPD 2022-2026 is fully aligned with and contributes to the government’s 8th Five Year Plan 2020-2025 and the UN Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework (UNSDCF) 2022-2026. It will also focus on rapid recovery of COVID-19.