The Upazila Parishad Governance Project (UZGP) is part of the overall programmatic framework for UNDP and UNCDF support to the Government of Bangladesh Local Governance reforms, supported by the European Union, the Governments of Switzerland (SDC) and Denmark (Danida). The UZGP is the product of the Preparatory Assistance that UNDP implemented during 2009-2010 (with Swiss support) to address many of initial challenges of UZPs.
This UZGP document is complemented by the programmatic framework document itself and the partner project UPGP that provides support to the Union Parishad (UP) level of local government as part of the wider Local Government Support Program. In this regard the UZGP and UPGP projects will have horizontal and vertical linkages throughout their implementation. In terms of project management there will be a shared implementation team(s) supporting both projects. Programmatically, both projects will share a common output covering policy and capacity development frameworks.