Municipal Association of Bangladesh-MAB is an organization which represents all the 329 municipalities of Bangladesh. This organization is working up to best of its capacity which is being found inadequate to protect the interest of the municipalities. To make MAB more effective up to the best of its objective and capacity, it has become most essential at the current stage of urban context of Bangladesh and related MAB role to assess the current capacity and build as necessary.

As such, MAB has requested for UNDP assistance for capacity assessment and development, on that basis UNDP has gladly accepted MAB’s interest and accordingly UNDP has started the process beginning with the current capacity assessment of MAB and then for development process. The capacity assessment method which UNDP is using for MAB, the same method was used namely in Nepal, Afghanistan, Ukraine and many other countries of the other continents to assess the organizational capacity and system development of other local Govt. network similar to MAB.

The result of the capacity assessment will indicate how MAB can develop its capacity with the prospect of the donor agencies like UNDP, UN DESA, BMGF etc. and how it can do more effective advocacy to National Government regarding better service delivery of the municipalities and as per the aspirations of the municipal dwellers.

MAB has also thanked for UNDP initiatives and looking forward to the necessary assistance for expected capacity development of MAB.