Description/achievement of initiative
The partnership between Curtin University Sustainability Policy Institute (CUSPI) and the Government of Bangladesh represented by the Governance Innovation Unit (GIU) has been formalized by a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed in August 2015. GIU monitors the performances of the other ministries through Annual Progress Agreement (APA) which is working on incorporating SDG indicators along with the existing key performance indicators. CUSPI in this partnership is aiming at providing technical support to GIU, providing training and education to the government officials from different ministries and departments.
The primary methodology of the implementation of the SDGs in Bangladesh will be addressed by capacity building. The senior government officials will receive a two month course on "SDG Leadership". These officials upon return to the country will pursue sustainable development projects and other sustainability issues in their respective ministries. Curtin will also provide various levels of training and education to the mid level and junior government officials who work directly with people at the rural areas.
Arrangements for Capacity-Building and Technology Transfer
The capacity building will take place through training and education in both Bangladesh and Australia. It will include sharing development experiences, case studies and site visits along with structured courses.
Coordination mechanisms/governance structure
CUSPI has an Adjunct Senior Research Fellow based in Bangladesh to maintain the regular communication with the partners. CUSPI has appointed a University Associate who is dividing his time between Bangladesh and Australia to maintain liaison on both sides. The institute also has appointed a Program Coordinator based in the Curtin University campus in Australia who is regularly assisting the Director of CUSPI on the partnership issues.
Governance Innovation Unit (GIU), Prime Minister Office of Bangladesh, Ministry of Public Administration, Bangladesh Rural Development Board and Cutrin University Sustainability Policy Institute of Australia