South Asia Partnership-Bangladesh is a national level NGO devoted to promote the socio-economic condition of the poorer section of the community in Bangladesh since its inception in 1984. The organization is one of the key actors in the NGO development efforts in Bangladesh, working for building the capacity of small and mid level NGOs and promote rural development in Bangladesh by implementing the pro-poor projects. It began its operation in Bangladesh in 1984 as a funding agency for local NGOs who were not capable of attracting funding from donors on their own competence. Realizing the fact over the years, SAP-Bangladesh expanded its support to include capacity building in the form of training and other technical supports in order to help these NGOs to meet the needs of the people and operate development programs more efficiently. In the last 33 years, SAP-Bangladesh provided technical and financial support to more than 350 NGOs which have field operation programs in 34 districts in Bangladesh.

SAP-Bangladesh implemented different development programs since its inception covering 37 districts such as Panchagarh, Lalmonirhat, Kurigram, Dinajpur, Rangpur, Gaibandha, Bogra, Chapainawabganj, Rajshahi, Natore, Sirajganj, Jamalpur, Pabna, Rajbari, Jhenaidah, Jessore, Narail, Madaripur, Gopalganj, Shariatpur, Barisal, Khulna, Bagerhat, Perojpur, Satkhira, Patuakhali, Barguna, Sylhet, Brahmanbaria, Dhaka, Narayanganj, Munshiganj, Comilla, Noakhali, Rangamati, Chittagong, and Coxsbazar covering all the divisions in Bangladesh.

The organization gathered remarkable experiences in the development areas of Sustainable Livelihoods, Disaster Preparedness, Mitigation, Response, Early Recovery, Rehabilitation, Climate Change Adaptation and DRR, Formal & Non-Formal Education, Agriculture, Human Rights, Empowering Women and Gender Development, Water Sanitation & Hygiene, Health and Nutrition, Income Generating Activities, Child Protection & Development, Preventing Violence Against Women in Politics, Good Governance, Institutional Capacity Building, Gender Rights and HIV/AIDS Awareness, Micro Finance, Human Resource Development, Partnership, Peace and Security, Networking etc.

Currently SAP-Bangladesh is implementing a total of 12 projects/programs covering 6 districts such as Bagerhat, Patuakhali, Barguna, Bhola, Dhaka and Sirajganj through a total of 38 offices including head office and training center, 22 Branch Offices, 9 Project Offices and 6Area Offices in Bangladesh.

While SAP-Bangladesh has been working in partnership with local NGOs aimed at promoting the socio-economic, socio-political conditions and position of the poor, it has been directly implementing diversified projects at the community level aimed at promoting the socio-economic, socio-political conditions and position of the poorer section of the community. The experiences gained from the directly implemented projects are widely used in partnership projects and the experience gained from the partnership projects are also widely used in the directly implemented projects. The organization is also implementing the disaster preparedness, response, early recovery, rehabilitation, and Disaster Risks Reduction (DRR) Projects in each and every disaster in Bangladesh since its inception.


Core Values

  • Beliefs in peoples’ capacity, human dignity, and social justice;
  • Honor cultural, ethnicity, religious, and spiritual diversity;
  • Respect and promote positive relationship across the boundaries;
  • Respect gender sensitivity;
  • Maintain Cost effectiveness;
  • Act with Professionalism;
  • Maintain Transparency and accountability;
  • Practice honesty and integrity;
  • Peoples’ participation.

Core Competencies

  • Dynamic Leadership
  • Professional staff
  • Total Quality Management
  • High Team Spirit
  • Active participation


Bring about sustainable socio-economic changes in the livelihoods of the disadvantaged group in Bangladesh by strengthening the capacity of community people and empowering the grassroots.


  • Accelerate integrated self-reliant and long-term development programs in Bangladesh;
  • Advocacy towards raising voices of extreme poor, women, children, persons with disability, deprived, and marginalized group of people towards raising voices and establishing human rights;
  • Address the environmental issues in terms of climate change and global worming;
  • Educate and support the disadvantaged people for achieving their social, economic, and political rights;
  • Strengthen institutional capacities of the grassroots’ organizations and facilitate sustainable community development process;
  • Contribute to reducing mortality and morbidity rate and communicable diseases in Bangladesh;
  • Strengthen capacity building process of local NGOs for improvement of their quality and bringing them in the mainstream scenario of development.

Legal Status of the Organization:

The organization is registered and affiliated with the following government agencies

Registering Authority Registration Number Registration Date
NGO Affairs Bureau 156 29. 03.1984
Societies Act. XX1 of 1860 S-3177(142)/2003 03.06.2003
Micro-Credit Regulatory Authority, Dhaka 00452-03124-00302 20.07.2008
National Board of Revenue (NBR) TIN # 331033761232/circle-101 (Companies, Dhaka) 04.02.2014
VAT Registering Authority, Mohammadpur, Dhaka 17081033164 07.07.2014
EuropeAid ID (PADOR Registration) BD-2009-GPW-0802123635 20.11.2014
ECAS (European Commission Authenticate Service) PIC -  935879572 26.09.2014

Address of South Asia Partnership-Bangladesh

House # 63, Block-‘Ka’, Mohammadpur Housing,

Pisciculture & Farming Cooperative Society Ltd.,

Shyamoli, Mohammadpur, Dhaka-1207, Bangladesh

Tel: +88 02 58155650, 8142525, Cell: +88 01720200030

Email: edsapbd@gmail.com, sapbdesh@gmail.com

Website: www.sapbd.org

Contact Person of the organization:

Md. Delwar Hossain, Executive Director

Tel: +88 02 58155650, 8142525, Cell: +8801720200030

Email: edsapbd@gmail.com, sapbdesh@gmail.com

Skype: delwar1234561