Bangladesh and the 2030 Agenda: targets for a more peaceful, just, and inclusive society

Despite significant economic progress over the last 15 years and achievements in areas such as poverty alleviation, health and education, Bangladesh still faces a number of developmental challenges related to violence, lack of access to justice, and limited citizen inclusion in decision-making processes.

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development provides an opportunity for Bangladesh to focus attention on many of these challenges, especially with the Agenda's inclusion of Goal 16 on peaceful and inclusive societies. This report explores three specific targets in Goal 16, which are highly relevant to the development challenges faced in Bangladesh today.

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“Actors including government officials, civil society activists, donors, and even private sector actors should not only assess what they will do to help Bangladesh meet Goal 16, but also how Goal 16 can help them in their own work.”