Civil Society Organisation engagement in budget tracking
The Government of Bangladesh has acknowledged the crucial role of Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals and which is actually also one of the targets (17.17), SDG 17. Though no institutional framework has been developed to ensure effective CSO participation, CSOs engagement for SDGs is encouraging in many ways to track the delivery and ensure accountability in its implementation process. Focusing and centring this important role, the government as well as many international cooperation bodies, have initiated many programmes to foster SDGs’ implementation.
Two CSOs namely Water Management Citizen Committee and Watershed NGO Network have been formed and socially-excluded and less welcome citizens have been included in these two CSOs to attain the “Leave No-One Behind Goal”.