Uttaran started its development intervention to uphold the rights of the poor and underprivileged in 1985 from Jatpur village of Tala upazila under Satkhira district. Uttaran, which means ‘transition’, in Bangla language, is a people centered organisation using a rights based approach to alleviate poverty, diversify livelihood opportunities and empower poor communities throughout the southwest region and gradually expanding to other parts of Bangladesh.
Uttaran is one of the largest not-for-profit organisation in the south-western region of Bangladesh; working for last 30 years in the most inaccessible and vulnerable 42 Upazilas. Currently, implementing 24 projects directly and also in partnership with 9 local NGOs, receiving funding from a number of donors projects including UKAID, World Bank, WFP, European Union and also partnering with number of international organisations.
The organisation holds a network of 34 offices, one training centre with well-developed communications and operating procedures and 966 experienced & highly qualified staff. Uttaran has strong credibility among communities and with the GoB, also secure a lead role in civil society organisations in Bangladesh. Uttaran maintains professional and automated financial systems to track all budgets; a fully staffed internal audit section; and possesses a strong Monitoring and Evaluation system collecting demographic information on all project beneficiaries, as well as their participation in project activities.
Mailing Address: Flat B1 (1st Floor), House: 32, Road: 10/A, Dhanmondi, Dhaka- 1209
Phone: +88 (02) 9122302