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Sunset on the Padma River in Bangladesh (Credit: enki22)


Since 1988, NDI has conducted programs in Bangladesh to support political party and parliamentary strengthening and the participation of civil society, women and youth in the country’s political and electoral processes.

NDI has mobilized international observation and assessment missions for the country’s 1991, 1996, 2001, 2008 and 2018 national elections. In addition, NDI assisted local monitoring groups that organized domestic observation activities for the 2014 parliamentary elections and subsequent upazila (sub-district) polls. NDI provided assistance to support the next generation of women leaders and studies to combat violence against women in elections. The Institute has also supported forums that brought together senior and next-generation parliamentarians, government leaders, election officials, and civil society representatives on political reform issues. Currently, the Institute is working with civil society to engage local government and communities impacted by the Rohingya refugee crisis.

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