Bangladesh is in the quest for becoming a middle-income country by 2021. To help achieve this vision and to create a prosperous inclusive future and mutual benefit, we are working with the government and partners through out the country. On 12 July, the British Council took another step towards its commitment and officially launched the Platforms for Dialogue (P4D) project in partnership with European Union and Cabinet Division of Govt. of Peoples Republic of Bangladesh 

P4D is a three-year project funded by the European Union and implemented through the British Council under guidance from the Cabinet division of Govt. of Bangladesh. it will support the Cabinet Division of the Government of Bangladesh in promoting inclusive governance at local and national levels. The project will emphasise mutual responsibilities to foster a more collaborative relationship between government bodies and the civil societies.

Barbara Wickham, Director Bangladesh, British Council said, “P4D is an important additional aspect to our endeavour, to help Bangladeshi citizens and institutions contribute to a more inclusive, open and prosperous society".

As part of P4Ds’s intervention, local civil society organisations and representatives of local government will be trained and supported for active engagements and dialogues on local policy issues. At the national level, P4D will support government institutions to deliver on ambitions set out in the 7th Five-Year-Plan and policies centred on the National Integrity Strategy, the Right to Information Act, Citizens’ Charters and the Grievance Redress System. New tools and policy platforms will be developed for active and transparent government-civil society engagement on policy matters. P4D is consistent with the SDG 16 goal towards promoting peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, providing access to justice for all and building effective, accountable and inclusive institutions.