Bangladesh has made progress in reducing poverty over the last few decades, yet the rate of decrease has slowed down in the recent years. The number of people living under poverty has increased over the years due to rising disparities in the distribution of resources in Bangladesh. There is a widespread concern that economic growth has not been shared fairly, and current economic crisis further widens the gap between the rich and poor. These pose a cause of concern, particularly if a forecast is being made on the basis of current trends, suggesting that the rate of decline may further decelerate, leaving the target of poverty reduction of the government at bay. The UO research focuses on re-visioning the role of the state to that of a duty bearer, universal coverage vis-a-vis current target-based approach, equality and fairness, balanced rural-urban development and regional disparities. The Unit uncovers the dynamics of poverty, contributing to search for solutions to endemic poverty at the local, national and global levels. To achieve the Sustainable Zero Poverty Development Goals, the organisation undertakes research and puts ideas directly to the decision-makers through long cultivated connections with stakeholders such as public sector officials, politicians, business leaders, NGOs, trade unions, women groups, educators.Click the name of the report for downloading.