Gender equality and good governance will be addressed as mandatory crosscutting themes throughout all Swiss-funded interventions in Bangladesh. Gender equality mainstreaming implies that all development activities will continue to be planned and monitored based on appropriate gender analysis and gender-disaggregated data. Prevention of unforeseen negative side-effects on gender roles and dynamics (do-no-harm) and targeted measures of woman empowerment will be applied where necessary and appropriate in all domains of interventions.
Good governance mainstreaming implies that all Swiss-funded interventions will reflect the evolving development context in terms of social justice or emerging conflicts and explicitly address relevant aspects of good governance such as participation, non-discrimination, transparency, accountability, and efficiency. Targeted measures will be undertaken where needed in all domains of interventions
Owing to the vulnerability of Bangladesh to natural disasters, which is likely to increase as a result of climate change, DRR will be mainstreamed wherever relevant and feasible, in particular in the Market Development and Local Governance portfolios.