Bangladesh is the most densely populated country in the world but less than 10 per cent of the total population possess a birth certificate. While Bangladesh is signatory to all major human rights treaties, including the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women and Rights of the Child, women remain disadvantaged in their access to public services and their participation in the political process. An array of social indicators suggests a substantial gender inequality in health, education, income, personal security. The present assignment seeks to build on this engagement, by seizing on the reform initiatives of the interim government and identifying actions in support of these, bearing in mind the EC commitments to aid effectiveness, donor harmonisation, human rights and civil liberties. At the same time, the mission has to identify the risks associated with the proposed intervention during this political juncture and propose mitigating measures. A future elected government should be able to endorse the proposed action.
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