Women’s Complex and City Digital Centres: Needs and Preliminary Feasibility

The Cities Alliance’s Joint Work Program (JWP) aims to explore implementable policy solutions to the challenges of inequitable economic growth in two secondary cities in Bangladesh: Narayanganj and Sylhet. This report assesses the feasibility of introducing two locally prioritized public goods and services in Narayanganj City, which will be shared with local and global partners through the program titled “Promoting Equitable Economic Growth in Cities”. The local support under the JWP in Bangladesh is facilitated by the BRAC Institute of Governance and Development (BIGD), Brac University with the active involvement of Cities Alliance’s Sounding Board Groups (SBGs) in Bangladesh including U.K. Department for International Development (DFID), Geutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), and the World Bank. The joining of Narayanganj City Corporation (NCC) in this global campaign is triggered by the city’s strategic challenges, including the city’s space and services being accessed by roughly 200,000 day migrants, the realities of being an economic and trading hub for the region, and NCC’s commitment to addressing these challenges. The report elaborates on the support required and the possible beneficial locations for the project and concludes by stating that establishing a dedicated complex for women in Narayanganj will have multiple benefits.

Authors: Hossain, Md. Shanawez; Islam, Mohammad Sirajul; Hoque, Md. Mahan Ul; Hasan, Md. Mahbub; Jahan, Miskat; Razzaque, Farhana
Type: Report
Year: 2018