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Thrust on holistic database to monitor activities of NGOs

Published : Wednesday, 19 June, 2019 at 12:00 AM  Count : 256

Participant in a workshop on Tuesday emphasized the need for availability of a holistic database to monitor non-governmental organizations' activities to ensure accountability and transparency.
 "Different non-government organizations (NGOs) are working to ensure country's development, but such work should be monitored regularly," said Director General of Health Economics Unit Dr Md Shahadt Hossain Mahmud.
He said this while giving a welcome speech at the workshop organized by Gender, NGO and Stakeholder Participation (GBSP) Unit, HEU Health and Family Welfare with the technical assistance from Unicef Bangladesh.
The workshop was held at a BMA Bhaban in the city.  He also noted that the country's transformation from lower middle income country to middle income country is possible if inclusive development is ensured.
The government and private organization should work together to lead the country from the lower income to a middle income country, he added.  Talking to the Daily Observer Dr Md Shahadt Hossain Mahmud, said that they will get to know the detailed information about each NGO activities.
Dr Ayesha Afroz Chowdhury, Deputy Programme Manager, presented a presentation on NGO database in HPN sector.
She noted that currently about 393 NGOs are working focusing on health issues is being brought under this database system from across the country.
Masud Parvez, Team lead, Technical Development, Unicef demonstrated a presentation that showed the trend of the NGOs to work more on the awareness. Only three NGOs were engaged in conducting research works.

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