Capture Success Stories and Lessons Learned for South Asia Governance Program (SAGP) partner organizations in Bangladesh

February 28, 2023

The South Asia Governance Program (SAGP) is an initiative by The Asia Foundation (TAF) that aims to enhance governance efficiency in South Asian nations, including Bangladesh. The program runs from September 28, 2019, to March 30, 2023. In August 2020, TAF commissioned an assessment by Harmony Trust. A team of five members from Harmony conducted qualitative research from August 2022 to January 2023, covering 61 districts of Bangladesh. The research captured the success, challenges, and learning of selected projects implemented by ten grantees. These grantees are Article 19, Centre for Critical and Qualitative Studies-University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh, Centre for Policy Dialogue, Madaripur Legal Aid Association, Manab Kallyan Parished, Management and Resources Development Initiative, Rights Jessore, Rural Economic and Social Welfare Organization, Safety and Rights Society, and The Hunger Project. The research used literature review, in-depth interviews, domain-specific focused conversations in cohorts, and grant-specific learning workshops to capture the reflections and experiences of 199 stakeholders representing TAF, grantees, program participants, and strategic stakeholders of the corresponding projects. The assignment also produced an audio-visual document covering the process, outcome and impact of SAGP in Bangladesh.