OPM Dhaka offers solutions to a broad range of issues, with a strong track record in high-quality research and evidence-based decisions
Bangladesh is one of the few developing countries that is on track to meet most of the Millennium Development Goals by 2015. The country has achieved significant improvements in maternal and child survival, education attainment and women's empowerment. Although Bangladesh has been identified as of one of the 'Next-Eleven' emerging economies - there is still extreme poverty in certain regions and the effect of global climate change is also an impending threat for the country.

OPM has worked in Bangladesh for over a decade. Over the years we have gathered experience of Bangladesh's socio-economic challenges and political dynamics. We have an understanding of the bottlenecks of growth and how these obstacles might be overcome. To broaden our understanding and facilitate the government and donors in their effort, we have established an office in Bangladesh.

The creation of OPM Dhaka will strengthen our ability to carry out a wide variety of projects across the region. Assisted by OPM's international network of consultants and associates, OPM Dhaka offers solutions to a broad range of issues, with a strong track record in the following areas:
  • Health and Nutrition
  • Education
  • Climate change
  • Financial Management Reform
  • Private Sector Development
  • Water, Sanitation & Hygiene (WASH)
OPM has worked on many pioneering projects including the Bangladesh Social Sector Performance Surveys, which are a set of three large scale public expenditure tracking and service delivery assessment surveys carried out during 2003-06. These surveys were the first of their kind, they provided invaluable data on which to develop policy and prioritise resources, and establish systems and processes for data collection.

Currently, we are working closely on projects with the Parliament Secretariat. For two years we will be working closely with the Parliamentary Centre of Canada and HB Consultants of Bangladesh to provide support to the Strengthening Parliamentary Oversight (SPO) project in Bangladesh. The aim of this work is to contribute to improvement of financial accountability and governance in the country’s public sector.