Bangladesh, like any other UN Member States, has been working to achieve the UN's 2030 Agenda since 2015. The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), like its predecessor MDGs, have specific targets and indicators of progress measurement. Civil society initiatives are there to assess the performance of the country and suggest recommendations on proactive public policy and action.
This civil society report by ALRD on land and natural resources provides a stocktaking on the achievements of Bangladesh against the SDGs’ set indicators. In total 16 indicators are taken relevant to the access of marginalised peoples to land, water and other natural resources for the study under this report.
The study has been carried out under severe data paucity in the case of land and natural resources related indicators. This fact itself is indicative of the overall progress by Bangladesh despite the fact that the government of Bangladesh committed to the SDGs more than five years ago. Hence, the report recommends prudent and proactive government policy and programme support for warranted performance in the indicators.
We hope this report will aid particularly the government as well as other stakeholders to work effectively for attaining the SDGs. Upholding the spirit “Leave no one behind”, accessibility of marginalised peoples to land-water-other natural resources.