About Support to Sustainable Graduation Project

Meeting the graduation criteria is certainly one of the biggest milestones in our development journey. Graduation will bring new development paradigm and opportunities. Therefore, to make this achievement sustainable— a range of policies, strategies, and programs have been initiated to prepare for this elevation. As part of this, ERD has undertaken a project titled “Support to Sustainable Graduation Project” to identify the impacts of graduation as well as to promulgate this historic achievement at home and abroad by producing various research papers and publications related to graduation for brightening the image of the country. The project would also provide necessary capacity-building supports and other necessary supports to the relevant ministries.

2.1 Project Components

2.2 Project Objectives

The major objectives of the project are to:

coordinate with all national and international stakeholders for designing a well-prepared transition strategy for smooth and sustainable graduation;

ensure effective monitoring and supervision of the implementation of graduation preparedness initiatives;

ensure the development of a smooth transition strategy for sustainable graduation;

close monitoring and evaluation of the graduation related direct and indirect data and developing a framework for regular assessment of the policy gaps for decision making or policy intervention, as appropriate;

enhance the capacity of relevant stakeholders, including GoB, CSOs, trade bodies to cope up with the challenges during and after graduation;

organize a wide range of campaign programs both at local and global level for graduating the mindset of the stakeholders and to sensitize them for creating an enabling environment for graduation with momentum;

enhance the negotiating capacity of the relevant stakeholders to sustain the International Support Measures (ISMs) significant to Bangladesh’s development trajectory and achieving the SDGs by 2030;

Design and develop knowledge products and tools, including socioeconomic forecasting model that help and sensitize policymakers in decision making and policy intervention.